Sunday, November 6, 2016

Jason Bourne 2016 (film review)

"Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne who then went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. So Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He then orders Parsons be found and hopefully Bourne too."  IMDb

 Jason Bourne is back, staring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, Tommy Lee Jones as Robert Dewey (CIA director)  Vincent Cassel as Asset, Alicia Vikanda as Heather Lee (who has CIA in her real name) and Julia Stiles as Nicky Parsons.

 The plot is fairly simple (as all Bourne films)  The CIA want Bourne, Bourne wants information, some girl gets involved, theres a third party bloke in the middle, lots of hacking cctv cameras and monitoring phones.  The CIA driving around lots of different countries at high speed and just missing Bourne who beats them all up when they do get close, throw in the CIA's hired assassin who is after Bourne and it's there.  (see I could write a Bourne film in 5 minutes)

 So whats it like, well I found it a bit slow at the start, then it swings into full riot/motorbike chase action, and after that theres lot of chases and people being shot, Bourne is looking older (as he is) but theres also a lot of people talking, lots of shots of computers and CCTV pics.  For me it's not even close to the original film, this was far too predictable, you've seen one Bourne film you've seen them all really.

Waynes rating 6/10   a good romp but nothing special

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