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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…
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.
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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Hope for the best, plan for the worst."
Jason Bourne is a man on a mission and he's relentless in his quest to find out who he is. The CIA then had better prepare for another ass whooping because after two films they still haven't got the message. Their pursuit of him is equally persistent but what possible chance have they got against Bourne, really?
Ultimatum is like the icing on the cake, not only does it finish off the series in great style, it's also the best part. Not mainly sequels can claim that, let alone threequels (that's not a word). This time Bourne is having more flashbacks, but this time it appears to be to the origins of…
So it only took 8 years for me to finish watching this Bourne trilogy! Not bad, right?
Matt Damon is great once again as Jason Bourne, who continues his quest of digging up his past and finding out what got him to this point. Being such an elite fighting machine, there's no real sense of danger of him being put out of commission, so the film uses both an innocent bystander that Bourne must help - in this case, reporter Simon Ross (Paddy Considine)- but also technology for the CIA to gain the upper hand. The subway station sequence in London alone near the start of the film is worth the 4* rating alone, as CIA Deputy Directors Noah Vosen…
Best of the series yet. Bourne kicks twice as much as ass than he did in the last two films combined. Sucks that he'll be kicking no ass in the sequel.
Far less anemic than The Bourne Supremacy, what with its fantastic motorcycle chase into close-quarters fist-fight, but mostly the same loud, airless chase flick as before. Retconning Julia Stiles into love interest position and having Joan Allen go rogue are head-scratching plot decisions that further underscore the absence of Franka Potente as Marie. Most electric moment by a country mile is Julia Stiles cracking a smile right as the opening bars of that Moby song begin playing us into the end credits.
I never have much to say about these (first three) Bourne films other than that they're good.
I can't wait to see white ass Matt Damon back with this franchise this year, yassss matty pop that asss
Watched this trilogy for only the second time, deciding to give it another go in the wake of Spectre's disappointing Bondery. Identity is the strongest for me; it's a complete story with an actual arc for Bourne and does something few action movies were doing at the time. Supremacy is the weakest, introducing Paul Greengrass and Dan Bradley's egregious action filming style without adding much to the mythology. Ultimatum is admirably ambitious - the Waterloo sequence is sphincter-clenching - and ties everything up neatly, but I still couldn't figure out what the fuck was going on in any of the fights or chases.
It's interesting that the sequels' shakycam stylings, watered down slightly for Quantum Of Solace (Bradley again), now…
It is crazy to think joe out of date this film feels now with their spy tactics since drones are all the rage now. It is like watching the first season of 24 and then the last to see how those two compare since the spying techniques have changed vastly. The action just gets amped up to an 11 because for a spy series there isn't all the much gunplay from the hero or the villains like there is in say the Bond series but they are going for a much more grounded series. The car chase scenes seem so chaotic and alive. The film has a good wrap up of the series and it ends where the first film…
Fitting end to the trilogy. Camera work is a lot better than Supremacy and the finale is interesting and thrilling.
The Bourne Ultimatum is pure excellence.
The action sequences are stunning: literally, several times I sat, wide eyed and wide mouthed, at how real they felt.
The score, the acting, the cinematography, the directing, the complex story; it's all excellent.
I'm giving this 5 stars.
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