Jason Bourne Movie Review

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Recommended Audience: Fans of Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, Paul Greengrass and action movie fans


Jason Bourne Movie Synopsis

The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past. Jason Bourne (2016)For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series.

Jason Bourne Movie Viewer Rating: 3.5/5 ***

Jason Bourne Movie Review:

Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne is finally back after 9 years of hiatus. Like Harry Potter fighting against Voldemort in every movie/book, Jason Bourne continued his search for the truth about his past and about the Treadstone Program in this movie and finally arrived with the answers he had been searching for.
Jason Bourne Matt DamonReprising his role as Jason Bourne, Matt Damon was undoubtedly great. Fans of the Bourne series will be glad he’s back. But if you are watching this for the first time, there will be several moments when you are being led along not knowing what was going on. 9 years apart from the previous film, it will be necessary to re-watch the previous films to understand who the characters were and what they were saying.

Jason Bourne Matt Damon Julia StilesJulia Stiles as Nicky Parsons returned from The Bourne Ultimatum and hacked into the CIA server to uncover CIA’s black ops programs. Her actions were discovered and tracked, which led the CIA to the hiding Bourne. Her performance was hidden 90% of the time by shaky cameras and there was almost little for her to do until her very last (but splendid) scene. 

Jason Bourne (2016)On the other hand, Alicia Vikander, Gerda-Wegener-in-The-Danish-Girl transformed into unfathomable Heather Lee, a CIA Cyber head. It was not difficult to assume that she’s just the another sympathetic lady who will end up helping Bourne, but she killed it in the film with her swaying yet ambitious agenda, playing double agent with a great twist.

Jason Bourne (2016)The Las Vegas car chase was an epic one but sadly, I’m not exactly a great fan of this film despite the good plot. With Paul Greengrass and Barry Ackroyd’s signature shaky cam scenes, I spent half the time on the verge of having motion sickness and wondered why was it necessary to input unsteady scenes into almost every single scene, even the simplest shots. I would actually love the film a bit more and bit a little more engrossed in the plot if I weren’t spending time tracking the shaky cam and figuring out the messages on the phone. 

Do You Know?

bourne_riviera_crash1The Las Vegas car chase sequence took five weeks to shoot and at the end, the sequence wrecked 170 cars. City officials and the producers reached an agreement to only shoot the Las Vegas car chase sequence from midnight to sunrise. For the scene, the recently closed Riviera Hotel and Casino had all of its lights and signs lit up to appear in the SWAT truck crash scene.

Jeremy-Renner-Jason-Bourne-Aaron-Cross-CrossoverJeremy Renner’s Bourne movie was supposed to have the release date of July 2016 with Justin Lin directing, but after Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass said they were going to make another film, they took this release date as fans would prefer to see the return of Jason Bourne. Renner’s Bourne movie will happen somewhere around 2018 or 2020.

Jason Bourne (2016)This is the third time Matt Damon and Vincent Cassel have appeared in the same movie together. The first two were Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen where Matt Damon played Linus Caldwell and Vincent Cassel played François Toulour.

Jason Bourne (2016)This will be the first time since The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) that Matt Damon reprises his role as Jason Bourne after concluding the Bourne trilogy. It will also be the first time for Paul Greengrass to return at the helm of a Bourne film since The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).

Behind The Scenes and Interviews

Check out Jason Bourne Movie Official Website and Facebook Page!
Jason Bourne Movie is out in cinemas on 28th July 2016.

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17 thoughts on “Jason Bourne Movie Review”

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  2. I Love Paars by: Lee

    I have watched all films of bourne. From the very first movie bourne identity. I love the plot and the whole story of it

  3. Bourne is really a great action franchise. I like Matt Damon as Bourne. I am surprised to read there would still a Jeremy Renner sequel.

  4. I’ve watched all the Bourne movies. I like the plots and twists. I also love it that they shoot in various countries. This is something I’d want to watch in the big screen. -Claire Algarme

  5. I enjoyed all the Bourne movies and it’s nice to have Matt Damon back in the scene! I can’t wait to watch this, I’m sure it’s action packed and it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  6. I expected a lot in the movie and I didn’t like it either. I found the plot too open ended with tok many questions yet to be answered and they’ll surely come up with another sequel… Loved the chase & actions though..

  7. I haven’t seen the movie nor its trailer but I am intrigue of this. My friend posted about this movie and I am not sure, though but I am feeling that this is something that would be my cup of tea. I’ll try to check its trailer later today.

  8. Whoa! That’s too many car damage for a single shooting scene. 5 weeks sound also too much. I once thought that the cars in the movies are just toys or props and aren’t real.

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