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The Bourne Ultimatum
Remember everything. Forgive nothing.
Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him.
An absolute marvel of action filmmaking, a stunning work of precision craftsmanship & a fitting conclusion to the Jason Bourne saga, The Bourne Ultimatum is a rare second sequel that works flawlessly by taking a huge leap with its premise to effortlessly surpass the towering expectations set by its much-beloved predecessors & isn't just the finest instalment of The Bourne Trilogy but is impressive enough to qualify as one of the greatest films ever made.
Picking up the storyline right where it was left off in The Bourne Supremacy before taking a six weeks leap, The Bourne Ultimatum continues the quest of Jason Bourne as he retraces his steps back to his origin with a few help along the road to guide…
I did manage the whole trilogy in one day. Yay me!
The Bourne Ultimatum has to overcome a couple of issues. Firstly, Paddy Considine is not only miscast but utterly wasted as a nosy newspaper journalist who ends up feebly standing by as Matt Damon beats up blokes around him and generally acting like a flapping ninny. That said, the main scene he's involved in around Waterloo station (never could look at that place the same after I saw this!) is quite marvellously tense.
It also suffers from overusing the 'dodgy CIA boss' storyline, even doubling up on that front this time round and then still failing to use the excellent Scott Glenn nearly enough anyway. Fortunately The Bourne Ultimatum…
Possibly the greatest spy thriller ever. Truly thrilling in every moment, powered by Greengrass' superb kinetic directing and editing. This film ever ceases to entertain and excite. The best of the Bourne franchise.
Watched as my last piece of Christmas TV programming in Scotland last night, I at least left the country having converted my sister into a Bourne fan. If the family wasn't so brilliant then God knows how I would've made it through the worst Xmas TV schedule in recent history. Even the film rentals didn't inspire us too much.
On a second watch it remains as gripping as the first time round although the ADHD editing is more noticeable, your eyes in danger of rolling into the back of your head trying to keep pace with the 3 second limit of each shot.
Although they both said they wouldn't, it is pleasing to hear Damon and Greengrass are coming back…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I thought that if I watched this again while jumping up and down, doing cartwheels and somersaults it might counterbalance the unbelievably annoying shaky cam.
It gave me an even worse headache than the first time I watched it.
The third film in the Jason Bourne trilogy finishes on a high note. Strong plot, dialogues, acting, direction and cinematography. Satisfying conclusion to a great spy thriller.
Awesome movie. Great conclusion to the final Bourne series. This movie takes place six weeks after Bourne supremacy. Jason continues his quest to find out who he is. Best movie in the series. The fight scenes seemed a little easier to follow compared to the Bourne supremacy. You really need to watch the previous two movies in the series to understand the entire movie. This was the second time I have seen it and it was definitely better than the first time I watched it. If you looking for a great spy series to definitely watch the Bourne series.
A satisfying conclusion to an incredible trilogy.
Over all pretty good. The main chase scenes of the movie are done really well, but I didn't care that much for the fight scenes. Too much camera movement.
More of the same. Nothing happens, no one important dies, and the camera can't stop shaking. Also, an attempt to integrate the plot into the coda of they previous film just introduces a host of blatant continuity issues.
All that being said, if you enjoy watching Matt Damon run around Europe, there's some great suspense here. Particularly, a cat-and-mouse scene in the bustling Waterloo Station is marvelously tense.
Best "Bourne" of the series, even if the plot still doesn't make sense.
Editing! Editing beyond imagine!
Greengrass is much more confident here than in Supremacy. He makes the opening cat-and-mouse scene with Simon Ross thrilling and involving and is clearly looking to take it to the next level, such as the amazing shot of Bourne jumping in through a window in Tangiers with the camera following. The lighting and the mood are a little brighter in this one, and makes for a lighter feel overall. Strathairn is an excellent addition to the cast and he helps keep the operation room as exciting to watch as the action its monitoring. A deservedly lauded action movie.
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