Years after the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, former CIA assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) resurfaces just as his former employers are implementing a new program aimed at hunting him down. Now fully recovered from his amnesia, Bourne teams up with Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) to uncover the ultimate truth about his past and his family while simultaneously exacting revenge and eluding capture by the government forces hot on his trail.
Paul Greengrass returns to helm this sequel, with Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, and Vincent Cassel co-starring.
The opening car chase scene alone was worth the ticket. It brings you back to the highly intense chase scenes from the previous movies.
The fight scenes are also very crucial in bringing back the flavour of this franchise. After all it has been 9 years since Jason Bourne has been on the big screen.
I constantly asked myself throughout the film if Bourne was still relevant because the landscape of spy work is so different these days with a major influence in social media and what not. Well, in my humble opinion anyway….. But I found that the writers have made Bourne more relevant that ever and it was a treat to enjoy this on screen.
It’s not really bad to me but I do have to warn you. Like all Bourne movies, the middle portion of this movie consists of a lot of dialog and guessing games as to who’s good or bad. I love it but not everyone might.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Hats off to Matt Damon who returns to the role at 46. It must not have been easy but the guy is looking ripped in this movie!
Jason Bourne opens in cinemas 28 July
Images courtesy of United International Pictures
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