Final Bourne?


I forgot to mention that we saw “The Bourne Ultimatum” last Saturday at the Arclight. It was just great, full of intelligent action — but the first Bourne film is still my favorite, by far.

94% of the critic’s reviews on were positive.

The Bourne Ultimatum, the third in the movie trilogy loosely based on Robert Ludlum’s novels, is superior to its immediate predecessor but not quite as good as the original. The action is this movie is top-notch (despite the spastic camera) – full of suspense and kinetic energy – but the film doesn’t have as much heart or emotional depth as The Bourne Identity.

Matt Damon once again plays Bourne perfectly – it’s a largely impassive, kick-ass performance that draws the viewer in. Bourne doesn’t delight in killing, but he doesn’t shy away from it, either. There’s a kinship one can sense between him and the newest James Bond.



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