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August 08, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum - 6

Cool. That's the one word reduction of this trilogy about an amnestic CIA agent, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) on the run and searching for his identity. Bourne travels the world like it's his backyard. And artfully takes out anyone in his way on his search for the truth about where he came from and who he is. Cool. In this final chapter (which like Supremacy is distinctly directed by Paul Greengrass), Bourne finally gets a break as a reporter digs up the story through an interview with one of the original CIA operatives involved in setting up the operation that created Bourne. CIA deputy director Noah Vosen (David Strathairn) can have none of this and sets up an operation to get rid of the "threat." This puts Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) and Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) who have been following Bourne up to this point in the awkward position of deciding where and with whom the truth lies. And how willing are they to put there jobs on the line. The mystery behind Bourne is finally revealed and justice illuminates the perpetrators. A very entertaining and cool, yet intelligent, action movie.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking at how you scored the trilogy, I find it odd that you'd value this one over Greengrass' first go at the character and environs of the Bourne series. I'll always remember the opening to the second film, whereas this one feels like it'll fade quicker, though the understated Nicky/Jason connection is nice.