Once again on the run from the government, the former spy is back to take on a shadowy cyber plot and solve the mystery behind his father’s death.
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Since 2002, Jason Bourne has been hitting our screens, raising our heart rates and had us wondering what the hell is going on.
Originally a story about a US operative who was a slave to the US government and committed crimes in the name of national security, turned rogue agent on the run, Matt Damon has become the closest the US movie industry has to its own James Bond.
Over the past 5 films, including one that only referred to Jason Bourne, this film series has not always delivered and at one point was nearly brought to an end when Matt Damon refuse to be involved without director Paul Greengrass. So was this movie worth the wait..? From here on, there may be spoilers from previous Bourne entries, so be warned!
‘Jason Bourne’, picks up after the last entry, where Bourne is on the run from the CIA. He is slowly remembering more about himself and his true identity. On his crusade to find out the truth about who he is and what happened that made him the person he is today, he is determined to expose those in the government that are behind the kind of Black-Ops that made him a killer.
Bourne is contacted by Nicky, also a former operative on the run from the CIA. She tells him that she has hacked the CIA and has details of all the Black-Ops projects and that the information he needs to find out everything he wants to know about himself and his father and how he was recruited into the Treadstone Project. After seeing this information, he is determined to bring down the corrupt CIA Director Robert Dewey, played by Tommy Lee Jones.
Rather than capture Bourne, and possibly use him again as an asset, Dewey is determined to kill Bourne no matter the cost, however CIA agent Heather Lee, played by Alicia Vikander, can see that Bourne is not a threat to national security like Dewey says and is only after the truth. Lee helps Bourne and tries to convince him that his only choice is to come back ‘home’ and once again become an agent of the CIA……or is she?
I thought ‘Jason Bourne’ was a suitable follow up to the previous films and was worth the wait. The script was a little hap hazard, which can always happen when a film series with a complicated story has different writers, but the films holds it together enough for you not to be confused.
If you’re a fan of how the previous films looked, then once again you will feel satisfied. The direction is great and there are some great shots where the lighting and camera movement allow for some great cinematography. The action is exactly what you have come to expect from Damon and his portrayal of Bourne and for me that’s all I need in this kind of movie.
If you haven’t seen any of the previous movies, you may struggle to grasp exactly what Bourne’s motives are, but if you can get passed that, ‘Jason Bourne’ will send you on a worldwide man hunt and probably make you want to go back to the beginning and watch them all… Enjoy!
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