Movie Review: Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne movies (at least when directed by Paul Greengrass) are extremely formulaic and if you are coming to see this movie, you should expect that. Actually I love the formula of a Bourne movie and my main criticisms with this movie are where it deviates from the formula.

The premise is this. Bourne is pulled back in to the action by hacker Nicky Parsons when she alerts him to some shenanigans going on with his father.

The basic Bourne formula is a few set pieces (a few running around scenes, driving scene, and shaky cam hand to hand scene) with a thin general plot. You come to this movie for the action, shaky cam, and editing, not an Academy Award winning story. And this movie delivers in all regards. Jason Bourne runs around outsmarting everyone while kicking everyone’s ass.

My only complaint with this film is that there is only one real hand to hand fight scene and it was kind of  shitty when compared to the visceral fight scenes in the prior Bourne films. I guess you can’t help that though because Matt Damon is getting kind of old. I mean, he’s in his forties now.

Score: 6.8/10 When that Moby song played at the end of the movie, the crowd cheered as did I. This was a decent movie.

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