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The Bourne Legacy Movie Review
The Bourne Legacy - Jeremy Renner
Failing To Beat Jason Bourne
After reading a few movie reviews on the Bourne Legacy and seeing how well it's performing at the box office, I thought I'll do what most people would do and buy a movie ticket and enjoy the show. Sadly, the enjoyment was short lived. Although the movie makes mention of Jason Bourne and the previous Bourne movies, the Bourne Legacy fails to properly connect the previous movies with the latest movie in the series. Jason Bourne, Treadstrone, Blackbriar - all of which were elements most of us enjoyed and were fascinated by in the previous films. With critics making note that Jeremy Renner would star just as well as Matt Damon in the previous Bourne movies is something which I'm questioning.
After watching The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, I knew this would be a tough job for director Tony Gilroy, and unfortunately, neither the film nor the directing lived up to my expecations. Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross didn't seem to have that same engaging personality, character and action about him as Matt Damon did in the previous Bourne movies. Sadly, the story was a flop in my opinion, with half of the movie leading to a climax that was never delivered. Edward Norton starred as one of the retired soldiers working with the agency set out to hunt and destroy a number of trained operatives including Aaron Cross. Unfortunately, Edward Norton didn't seem to be the best actor to play this role. As someone who in other movies would appear as a cheeky, mischievous and deceptive, the role of a determined agency leader just didn't seem to suit his persona.
If you're looking for something with the same thrill, story, action and suspense as the previous Bourne movies, you'll be disappointed. My best advice is to go in there, forget everything you know about all the other Bourne movies and then make a judgement. Even then I'm sure you'll have elements of doubt in the overall story and the references made to Jason Bourne and Treadstone. As a whole, the movie was no more than above ordinary, with a viewer rating of 6/10.