Director: Paul Greengrass
Robert Ludlum is one of the finest ‘beach read’ spy novel writers. The Bourne series of course being his most popular. Surprisingly, the films have held their own in the spy/action genre. While most secret agent flicks resort to obscenely over the top effects and poorly conceived plot twists, the Bourne franchise has, for the most part, stuck with the classic Bond formula of keeping relatively in the realm of possible.
So here we have the third and (please let it be) final installment. I
was actually a little surprised that there was going to be a third movie.
Didn’t’ he find out everything at the end of the second one?
The movie itself is pretty much the exact plot of the second one. Some old white American military men are trying to cover their buts for experimenting on soldiers. Unlike the real world, in this movie those people are held accountable. So Bourne once again tries to stay one step ahead of the people he’s hunting down.
Oh, if you’re into movie drinking games here’s a deadly one. Have a shot every time someone says “You really don’t remember, do you?” Three movies about an amnesia victim and still people are continually asking him that.
Although nothing new, the film was absolutely enjoyable as a two hour
non-stop suspenseful chase scene. If you go in expecting nothing but running,
driving, chasing and maiming - you’ll be satisfied.