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Review of the Bourne Supremacy

Posted by phduffy on 2004-08-06 12:18:58
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2 Years ago Matt Damon showed up and kicked ass in the Bourne Supremacy. Since then I’m not sure what he’s done. I could look it up at imdb, but really… why would I do that? Trust me, he’s done nothing. But at least he hasn’t Alleck’d his career. So he’s got that going for him, which is nice.

Well, this summer he’s back to reprise the role of Jason Bourne. Oh yeah, if you haven’t seen the first movie, you may want to stop reading at this point. Aight? We find Bourne living in India with his hot woman from the first movie. They chill a bit, then they ill, then they listen to Fresh Prince Albums. Back at CIA headquarters, Joan Allen is trying to buy some information about a Russian Oil King. But the deal goes bad, and the fingerprints left on the crime scene are those of…. Jason Bourne!!!

The CIA spends most of the movie trying to track him down, while he relaxes on the beach, oblivious to what’s going on. At the 2 hour point of the movie the CIA announces that they can’t find him, so they’re giving up.

Well okay, that’s not what happens. It would be pretty cool if it was though. The CIA (or someone…) goes after Bourne, thinking he’s a killer. Then Bourne shows up everywhere. The CIA thinks he screwed up by using his passport.

Silly CIA.

Meanwhile, the CIA is investigating the disappearance of $20 million of their own money. And Bourne has wicked nightmares about missions he apparently wasn’t on.

Julia Stiles is hot. I don’t give a god damn what anyone says. Don’t bitch that you’d rather have seen some other woman, just realize that 99% of women in movies are hot, so shut up, relax, and enjoy.

The director, one Paul Greengrass (apparently Mike NiceLawn wasn’t available) uses a handheld camera for some of the actions scenes. I’m torn on whether I like this idea or not. His previous film was Bloody Sunday, a look at the Easter Sunday massacre. For that, a realistic look at violence makes a lot of sense. In an action movie, I’m not as sure. I have no doubt that if I were to ever get in a fight it would be like the ones presented in this movie: jerky, confusing, and mostly over quickly. I just don’t know if headache inducing edits enhance or detract from the movie.

I don’t want to give away anymore of the plot, but I will say that there are some twists, that while somewhat apparent, aren’t insulting to your intelligence. This movie is recommended to anyone that enjoyed the first one. And if you didn’t like the first one, you should rent it on a rainy Sunday, it’s pretty good.

The end of the movie leaves things somewhat open for a sequel, and Robert Ludlum wrote three novels about Jason Bourne before he died. There has also been at least one subsequent novel after his death. However, I’m not sure how much legs this premise has left. How often can the CIA chase this amnesiac around, and we side with him because the CIA is wrong? Regardless, I’ll be interested in seeing how they manage this in part 3.

For the Children: This is a grownup’s movie. Now shut the fuck up and get in line for the Yugi-Oh movie.
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