our favorite assassin turned rouge agent, Jason Bourne. When Matt Damon’s
return to the iconic role of Jason Bourne was announced, there was excitement,
disappointment and probably some opinions that fell somewhere in-between. Mine was,
obviously, the former.
Bourne (Damon). Without a name, country or family, Jason is a ghost. He’s been restlessly
moving from one place to other, never finding peace. Then a face from his past
reenters his life. Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) is working with a dark web
hacker with plans to release all of the Treadstone files. But first she has to
get information about Jason’s past to him.
is again their normal. Particularly invested in the case is CIA Cyber
Crimes head, Heather Lee (Alicia Vikandar). Underneath the establishment of
Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones), Heather determines to be the one to
bring in Bourne. But before she can accomplish anything, she has to set about
gaining his trust, which might set into motion events she never fathomed.
Bourne” or some variation of “Bourne is Back.” This was the buzz surrounding
the film that has been nearly ten years in the making. Whether fans walked away
feeling as if the wait was worth it or not, one thing that cannot be argued is
that Jason Bourne did indeed return.
feels like it repeats a little too much of itself. It’s really in the “smaller”
happenings that this film shines. Going into greater detail seems an
impossibility because I don’t want to spoil anything. Let’s see if I can
explain the meaning of this thought with some clarification.
learned as the series progressed that was once as a soldier, later as an assassin,
and eventually as the thorn in the CIA’s side. He hasn’t lost this edge, and so
it’s really in the clever intricacies of what
he does that the film works best. So much of the
larger story is about Bourne’s past, which I feel, as a viewer, we’ve learned
it’s this one. I appreciate it like no other actioner series. Perhaps this is
because, this was probably one of the first series (of this genre) I ever got
“into” or perhaps it’s the character. Whatever the reason, I have a soft spot
for this franchise. This film hasn’t lowered my esteem in the least.
regret about one character early on before we become interested in solving the
enigma that is newbie, Heather Lee. I cannot say more about her character
without spoiling the story, but suffice to say, she’s one you’re sure to
question more than once: I’m still left wondering, what her real motivations are!
titular character, I do think the end is about as good as it is likely to get
for him. Ideally, I’d want to see him happy as he was with Marie (from The Bourne Supremacy) but given the
writer’s wanting to go for “grittier” or realism, I don’t see them giving
this to us. The action sequences are all any blockbuster fanatic could ask for
(albeit one does go a little too exaggerated) and the action keeps the story moving at a rapid pace. As the film
concludes, and the familiar theme plays, we have a sneaking suspicion Jason
Bourne is not yet done with the CIA, and whether they like it or not, he’s
always got an ace waiting to best them.
and demolished. Men engage in hand-to-hand combat (sometimes with brutal
results); victims suffer stab or gunshot wounds, sometimes with fatal results.
Commonplace profanity peppers the 2-hour film. The film is rated PG13.