705. Jason Bourne

705-jason-bourneBackground info

Title: Jason Bourne
Director: Paul Greengrass
Year: 2016
Run time: 2hrs 3m

“Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.”

Live blog

1:19 – “I remember everything,” which is so good because I can’t. Thank god for previously on Bourne segment.
3:50 – He’s not into fighting for entertainment purposes then. Boom, down.
6:41 – Liking nerdy Vikander.
10:33 – I’d like a note on my file saying Linked to Jason Bourne.
13:47 – Oof, is that what “close your account” means, scary.
25:09 – You know it’s not going well when your shield is on fire.
30:26 – I know in this they are the bad guys, but CIA’s mission control is incredz.
34:19 – Poor Nicky. She’s one of the few people that’s actually been nice to him.
41:02 – Don’t think meeting with the CIA Director in public is a good idea, if trying to promote privacy is your aim.
55:09 – ROGUE!
1:04:29 – She should know you can’t really trust anyone who is just called The Asset.
1:16:21 – He likes to make an entrance, bash out a window, but then has to sit in a pile of broken glass!
1:18:43 – Oop, Las Vegas in the daytime. So weird.
1:21:42 – Her safe password was 1111, worst password ever.
1:24:46 – Bit convenient having a spying convention going on.
1:27:09 – Always with the slamming of people’s heads into walls. Ouch.
1:37:33 – “You were never here,” is an odd way of saying thank you but it works.
1:40:09 – Oh no, Bourne is the worst for mistreating local police.
1:51:41 – She plays hard ball!

Conclusions

I do so love Jason Bourne, I was looking forward to his return. The Aaron Cross reboot didn’t work so well and so it was a relief for Matt Damon to return to the brilliant, kick-ass role.

Unfortunately, I don’t think the film really stood up to the challenge of making his comeback worthwhile. There’s a moment where they are talking about Bourne’s purpose now that he has all his memory back, and that kind of stands up about the film too. What was the point of it all? I quite liked Alicia Vikander but she was just a reboot of the Nicky character, and thus also kinda pointless.

It was fun and had great stunts, and I still love Bourne, but in the end, it just wasn’t gripping.

Rating: 3/5.

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