Release Date: 29 July 2016
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Director: Paul Greengrass
Producer: Paul Greengrass; Matt Damon; Frank Marshall’ Jeffrey M. Weiner; Ben Smit and Gregory Goodman
Staring:Matt Damon; Tommy Lee Jones; Alicia Vikander; Vincent Cassel; Julia Stiles and Riz Ahmed
The Bourne movies have always been a favorite of mine. I remember watching the first one and thinking “James Bond who?”. Although the competition back then was not very steep. So needless to say, when I got my invite on Tuesday night to the pre-screening, I was beyond excited. I immediately dropped what ever plans I had for the evening and started my Bourne Marathon.
As I made my way through the first three films, I gradually became more excited. Thursday night could not come any slower. But finally the day arrived. As the day dragged on, my mind started racing like that Car Radio song from Twenty One Pilots. “What if it sucks?” “What if nine years of hoping for another Jason Bourne movie lands up ruining the whole franchise?”
Luckily, the movie did not disappoint. Keeping to the same tone and fast paced action you came to expect from the previous films, Jason Bourne has your adrenaline pumping from the start. The addition of characters played by Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Man From U.N.C.L.E) created a familiar yet somewhat fresh world for our Hero. Contradictory I know, but it will make sense when you watch it.
Without giving too much away, the movie takes place a number of years after Ultimatum, with Bourne in random locations remembering the missing pieces of his life and kicking some ass. Then out of nowhere, all hell breaks loose.
After watching this movie, I have no doubt in my mind, Jason Bourne would kick Ben Affleck Batman’s ass.