Bourne Again

August 10, 2007 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

(sorry for the title, I couldn’t resist.)

Saw the final (yeah, right.) chapter of Matt Damon’s Spy Thriller trilogy last night and was pretty blown-away.  I’m a HUGE fan of the Bourne Supremacy and the third film takes all of the energy, style, and smarts of that film and cranks up the volume.  It also does away with a lot of the too-twisty-for-its-own-good plot machinations and simmers the story down a only mildly convoluted spy-out-for-revenge-while-being-chased-by-those-whom-he-wants-revenge-on story.  There is a lot I’d like to say about the fantastically kinetic camera work and the films visual style and sly narrative tricks but I’m just going to make a broad statement instead:  I think Jason Bourne is the best of the movie spies.  Yup.  Even better than 007.

Regardless of that statement’s accuracy The Bourne Ultimatum is certainly the years best action movie, exposing Live Free or Die Hard as a brain-dead popcorn flick and Transformers as a glorified Saturday Morning cartoon.

Advertisements

2 Comments »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. But. have you seen Stardust yet?

  2. No more shakey cam!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: