I didn't have any major expectations but still came away rather disappointed. For all its endless high-speed chases, quick-cut fights and poring over computer screens, the film ends up committing the worst summer movie offense of all: it is dull for long stretches of time.
The script gives us little reason to root for any of the characters (least of all Jason Bourne), and the endless globe-hopping and sometimes spectacular stunts do little to hide the fact that the story is just running in circles:
- move to new metropol
- look at screens
- CIA shouting and frowning
- launch SWAT team
- let Bourne take them down.
Admittedly, the opening shows Greengrass doing what he does best, and there are some neat bits here and there, but by and large there are a lot of talented actors here just running on auto-pilot. The inspiration from Snowden is a welcome addition but never amounts to much - the all-seeing, all-knowing CIA could stick bugs up his nostrils and Bourne would still be able to evade them, like a modern day McGyver always being able to grab something nearby and override the systems.
As a fan of the first three entries in the series, this is a disappointing and pointless new chapter. 7 years 1 month ago
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Is that really the title? I was expecting something more interesting. The Bourne Repetition, perhaps. 7 years 2 months ago