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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…
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.
"Do you even know why you're supposed to kill me? Look at us. Look at what they make you give."
It's extremely rare that the third film in a series wraps up things as well as it should, but you could make the argument that the finale to the Bourne trilogy is the best from a filmmaking point of view. It's robust, emotional, exciting and engaging in a way that shows that Greengrass and team learned their lessons with with lackluster middle installment.
solid action thrillers.
Still fast and kind of furious. Keeps you entertained, again and again. And this review made me remember that I have done this marathon trilogy once before. Still all good.
Jason continues his mission, even faster than before. The film reads like a music video, quick and loud but oh so enjoyable... What a beatiful day it was with 6 hours of Jason and his enemies.
Best in the Bounre series by far.
Thumbs Up: The most refined of the original Bourne trilogy, Ultimatum creates some genuinely original and uniquely "Bourne" moments, especially the Waterloo station sequence and the Tangier takedown, Damon and Allen are on form along with newcomer Straithairn taking over the "democracy is weakness" Agency bad guy role (is anyone in the upper echelon of the CIA NOT evil??), nods to the previous films whilst also keeping the story self-contained, nice resolution to Bourne's search for identity, 'Extreme Ways' fuck yes.
Thumbs Down: Still too much fucking shaky cam (I'm starting to see what David Stratton was talking about), still a bit of a plot jumble that reuses the "come on people, let's move!" dialogue from the other films.
When is the third part this good?
This is as close to perfection as spy/action movies get.
Buona la terza! La sceneggiatura di The Bourne Ultimatum riesce finalmente a dare anima e senso alle scene d'azione. Proprio un gran finale.
I gave myself a kind of personal assignment going into The Bourne Ultimatum (hell, in rewatching the whole franchise), and it went thus:
1) Do I still like the film as much as I did in 2007, despite hating damn near every action film that has ever tried to crib its editing scheme in the long years since? And if so,
2) What, exactly, makes this film different from any of them? Why is it (still) deserving of praise when nothing else made with the same building blocks is?
Well, I still like the film. Hell, I'd go as far as to say Christopher Rouse's Best Editing Oscar was well-earned and wholly deserved. I already went into "why" a little…
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