Well, I'm another year older and I convinced David to review Jason Bourne for my birthday. This film is the stereotypical Jason Bourne movie that you would expect. It starts of with Nicky (Julie Stiles) hacking the CIA to download the file on Treadstone and an new upcoming program called Iron Hand. If you don't know what Treadstone is because you havent seen the first three movies of this series, it is a CIA program that employs assets to do assassinations that may help the United States in different ways. Jason Bourne was a key asset in this program until he lost his memory (this is The Bourne Identity). After Nicky gets the information she is looking for, she goes to find Jason who has been laying low and off the grid since the last time the CIA almost had him.
And this brings us to the reason of the film. Because of Nicky, the CIA knows that Jason is alive and the director (Tommy Lee Jones) has blood on his mind. He hires an asset to hunt down and kill Jason once and for all, before he can expose the newest CIA's program. Throughout the movie, being a typical Bourne movie, there is a lot of espionage, a lot of car chase scenes, and a lot of death. Of course, Jason
death, and what better way to link the two sides together than to have the asset hunting Bourne now be the one that killed his father all those years ago?
This film brings about a new key player on the CIA side, Heather (played by Alicia Vikander) who has her own agenda within the CIA and becomes somewhat of an ally for Jason.
Liked Its & Hated Its
<SPOILERS> I liked Alicia Vikander's character. She was smart and new how to get what she wanted. I liked that she became an ally to Jason, even if it was only to get him to help her get rid of Dewey (the director). I liked Matt Damon (duh) in this movie and all the action packed scenes that were brought to the screen.
Though I liked all the action packed scenes, I felt like the two chase scenes were prolonged and definitely spent for the Jason Bourne series. Each movie has a scene exactly like this, but I guess you just do what you know especially if it works in gaining viewers. I both liked and disliked the use of the Athens riots in this movie. I know it's a current topic, but bringing something that real to the screen left something unsettling in me. I also didn't like that Nicky died. So sad. <END SPOILERS>
As I'm sure most of you could have guessed, I'm going to give this movie a "Liked It." I felt that it had the action I love, the Matt Damon I love, and Alicia's role in this really added to the story to me. If you are a fan of the other three movies (I refuse to acknowledge that one movie that doesn't have Matt Damon in it) then I'm sure you'll be a fan of this one. And though I'm a fan of this series and I would recommend it, I think they should stop making these movies. You can tell the story has declined.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"