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Jason Bourne: Movie Review

The Not Old Better Show, “Movies for Adults,” Movie Review: “Jason Bourne.”

“Jason Bourne.” The character was created by Robert Ludlum who wrote a series of “Bourne” novels. Bourne is a CIA assassin who goes rogue after losing and regaining his memory in the first book of the series, “The Bourne Identity.”

Matt Damon played Bourne in the hit film adaptation and went on to make two sequels, “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum” with director Paul Greengrass. Now nine years after “Ultimatum,” Damon and Greengrass have returned with “Jason Bourne.”

Even those who have never seen the movies know the name – secret agent Jason Bourne, a human wrecking machine played by Matt Damon.

As he claims, Bourne remembers everything—or at least, he thinks he does. With this restored knowledge he criss-crosses the globe, piecing together the new bits that have come to light. At the same time the fugitive is being hunted by another government trained asset played by Vincent Cassel with an ax to grind.

 As such, this newest instalment of the Bourne movies offers an exciting script and plenty of action to keep you engaged. As a fan of the franchise from the beginning, I enjoyed learning more about Bourne’s shrouded backstory. (Not to worry… no spoilers here). Moving at a fast pace, with lots of connections to recent world events, the movie brings a feeling of reality to the screen—rather than just entertainment.

For those who have followed Jason Bourne’s journey since the first release back in 2002, it is nice that this 2016 script finally answers some of those elusive questions that have nagged us. Watching Damon return to his iconic role will also be gratifying for anyone who loves the world of spy-craft.

Directed by Paul Greengrass. Starring Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, and Julia Stiles, and featuring music by HiFinesse.

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