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Aug 6

The Bourne Ultimatum

Category: Reviews

Bourne comes home and kicks me right across the face.

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       I really don’t remember much about The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy however I remember enjoying both films. Going into the theatre to see The Bourne Ultimatum, I was not as excited as other films this year which unfortunately were a let down. This only goes for a few of them. Even during the first few minutes of the movies opener, I still was not so excited, this is not saying that the first few minutes were bad.  It is just saying that I was not at the edge of my seat and pumped for what I was about to see. Then suddenly the story picks up, the intelligent spy action takes control and I get the crap kicked out of me.

       The Bourne Ultimatum follows the first two movies but you really don’t need to be familiar with them in order to enjoy this one. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is a spy/hit-man who has no recollection of his identity and his past. Trained well in the art of espionage and combat, he takes on several assignments. After realizing that he has a forgotten past, Bourne decides to find out who he is. In doing so, he must penetrate his way to the source that made him who he is and bring them down. We know that Bourne has the ability to do this but the beauty of the movie is how he goes about doing so. There are plenty of surprising moments in the film that will keep you involved as the secret to his past unravels.

       Not only is The Bourne Ultimatum an intelligent movie but it is packed with some of the best excitement this year. The action sequences are intense especially when we see Bourne taking on others that were trained just like him. The shaky cam is used in some of these scenes but this is minor and will not take away from the overall visual of the film.

       Great acting also plays a vital role in making this film as good as it is. Matt Damon delivers a wonderful performance as Jason Bourne. Not many people will admit this, but Matt Damon is one of the best actors of our time. He always seems to impress me in every role he takes. All the supporting actors are great as well especially David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) who plays the villainous Noah Vosen.

       With all this said, the ending to The Bourne Ultimatum was not very pleasing. It was too obvious and too old. A movie as clever as this one could have finished off much better. This was a small disappointment and nothing compared to the amount of let downs we received from other movies this year.

       Overall, The Bourne Ultimatum is a clever spy thriller filled with lighting fast action. If you are not familiar with the previous Bourne movies there is no need to worry. This film does a good job explaining enough to recap the main points in the previous two films. If it was not for a disappointing ending, The Bourne Ultimatum would have been a rock solid film. However, this is a minor flaw which some might not even care about being that this is such a good film. This one is a must see.

4 out of 5 stars

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