A gamble, as it turns out, that pays off in spades. Though all three films could not be any more different from the Ludlum novels, they still stand as a powerful landmark in cinematic achievement. Good to see a film that doesn't have to rely on spectacular special effects and painted backdrops. Despite initial belief that he was too nice to play a hard-ass spy, Damon proves me wrong and in the best possible way. I never read the book, so I was able to appreciate this film on its own merits - slick, tough, fast-paced and refreshingly devoid of the kind of nonsense that has made the Bond films harder and harder to sit through. Our hero even shows definite signs of physical vulnerability despite a very high level of training and competence. I am currently studying to become a psychologist, it's called Dissociative Amnesia.
This film hits the ground running right alongside Bourne as he continues to evade his government ex-employers while searching for his true identity. Bourne sets up a meeting with Ross and realizes instantly they're being scanned. The focus is entirely upon Bourne and how he is to deal with having no memory of his past, being hunted without knowing why. Especially people in a job such as that. The reactions to certain events will have you either laughing in a good way or cheering on. While they're often simple the Waterloo sequence is essentially just a man on a phone being watched by a man on a phone they're charged with such dramatic intensity that you can't take your eyes off them.
This great actor knows how to select good screenplays. It is a perfectly satisfying conclusion, and should stand the test of time as a fantastic movie, and altogether, an unforgettable trilogy. As I remember, I liked the book, and I definitely like this movie. In the end, one has to applaud Paul Greengrass for continuing to exceed expectations and bring this series to a conclusion that builds on the success of its predecessors rather than destroy them. Gradually, Jason begins to put the pieces back together again, especially when he discovers that unknown individuals are out to kill him for reasons beyond him. But the fact is that this feels like a modern spy film.
Bourne sets up a meeting with Ross and realizes instantly they're being scanned. That's a plus, Monte Carlo and like locales can get boring. The cast is uniformly good - even Damon, who is no fave of mine, comes across believably as a man who's trained to hold it all in, but isn't sure what it all is that he's holding in. The mysteries that are left are bigger mysteries for Bourne than us, and I think should be viewed as intentional omissions rather than loose ends. Some people have complained about being confused by the movie. . I'm not too keen on movies like James Bond and other stuff in this genre, but this one is a lot better.
Gone or almost gone are the special effects that James and Ethan rely on all too heavily. I for one, do not need to have everything spelled out since in many cases this smacks of unreality in the first place; the essence of espionage is drawing conclusions from very sketchy information. Luckily for Jason, he has an uncanny instinct for violence and escapism which will doubtless prove useful. Potente is attractive in a real person sort of way sigh of relief for this genre and possesses an inner strength that makes her character's actions and reactions ring truer than what we'd get from the traditional Hollywood eye-candy girlfriend these films normally feature. And that is mighty praise indeed.
Along for the ride is Marie Franka Potente , a German civilian who quickly gets caught up in the fracas with the aid of a funky red Mini Cooper. I would say: Go watch it when you are a fan of movies like Ronin, don't watch it if you think James Bond is a person who you can bump into on the streets when going out. Matt Damon stars as the enigmatic assassin who just wants to figure out who he is. The action scenes are believable, no super-gadgets, no incredibly willing women sharing his bed. Haven't seen much of Mr Damion I have to admit but he was impressive. Jason Bourne however doesn't have all this things, which makes this movie a lot more realistic.
Not many of which have any originality. Baby-faced Matt Damon plays Jason Bourne, picked up by sailors drifting out to sea. As someone who has trained in martial arts for over 10 years, unrealistic fight scenes are a pet peeve. As for realism, most of the action scenes are believable, no super-gadgets are to be seen, no incredibly lovely models fall madly in bed with Bourne, and the hero shows definite signs of physical vulnerability despite a very high level of training and competance. That's a plus, Monte Carlo and like locales can get boring. The stakes were raised and the story was enhanced because of it.
That's a plus, Monte Carlo and like locales can get boring. The Bourne Identity 2002 Subtitles Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. Being focused on an individual level rather than involving itself huge political ramifications lends it another layer of respectability rather than detracting from it as some comments have implied since it remains a human problem on a comprehensible scale. He has the conviction and swelling desire of the troubled assassin. To those who have moaned about the incompatibility of the book and the movie, seek help. As for realism, most of the action scenes are believable, no super-gadgets are to be seen, no incredibly lovely models fall madly in bed with Bourne, and the hero shows definite signs of physical vulnerability despite a very high level of training and competance.
The camera shakes, but remains steady enough for you to see everything and feel like you're there with Bourne as he tries to elude his pursuers, and the performances are so good that these guys seem as though they are the characters they're portraying, instead of just being actors performing well-written roles. Amnesia is a tricky thing to sell to an audience for credibility but this is a rare exception. We have Jason Bourne Matt Damon on the coattails of the ones who know everything. This is how summer movie thrillers should be done. And that is mighty praise indeed. Synopsis Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns. A gamble, as it turns out, that pays off in spades.