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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.
Outstanding setpieces, especially the Tangiers chase, don't really cover up for how unbelievably silly this is, nor do they manage to lend weight to its mostly superficial stabs at political timeliness, recasting its hero as the ultimate (sorry) drone gone rogue. Anyway my favorite thing about this (and all of these movies really) is just how monumentally clueless the CIA guys are. Their ability to track and capture any given character fluctuates wildly due to the needs of this leaden, endlessly expository script, to the point where the entire American intelligence apparatus is hunting Bourne and he manages to fly commercial into New York on a bogus passport and infiltrate the Deputy Director's personal office. Like, they didn't even flag…
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…
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 Bourne Ultimatum" is an absolutely perfect conclusion to the Bourne series. It wraps up everything, and finally gives us many of the answers. It moves at an incredibly fast pace, and the runtime flies by due to Paul Greengrass's energetic and stylish direction. He handles the action scenes even better here, and the Morocco chase/fight sequence is without a doubt my favourite action scene of the franchise. This is just everything you could possibly ask for in an action film, and a conclusion to a series. I'm really having a hard time deciding if I like this film or the second one best.
The whole runtime of Bourne Ultimatum goes like an extended climax. Not too many films have achieved that feat.
The number of windows that are shot, smashed, or jumped through in this franchise is phenomenal.
It's hard to have an action movie without characters, but the Bourne series has always managed it. Even when someone from one of the previous movies shows up, the best connection you can really manage is "oh right it's that person who did that thing." No one has their own personality or their own wants and needs. Everyone in these movies who isn't Jason Bourne is practically interchangeable, and their job is to be terrified of or impressed by Jason Bourne.
The strengths are the same as The Bourne Supremacy's. A hell of a good score, some extremely well-thought-out and executed setpieces, an overall sense of urgency, and a few genuinely cathartic moments where Bourne is at least two steps ahead of his opposition. That all still works great--if anything, maybe a little better than in Supremacy--it would just be easier to appreciate with a bit more coherence.
Needed more Bruhl, but still enjoyable.
I'm going to start this by saying that I kind of didn't like Supremacy, not that I found it a bad film but I never found the plot anything decent, it was average to me. With Greengrass of course you get the camera which looks like the guy holding it has many an itch, and the fast edits too which make the movies look fast but also nearly enough to induce motion sickness. And here we have The Bourne Ultimatum, a film I wasn't expecting to be great, but it is tense, a fine tuned story and most importantly on a personal level, the shaky cam didn't irritate me as much.
Matt Damon comes back into the role working on…
The best of the original trilogy, hands down. It's a feat when the third movie in a franchise is actually the best.
The Waterloo Station scene and the Tangier chase are iconic.
HELL YEAH MY FAV YET
more of this shit please!
albert finney has an insane voice
My favorite of the Bourne movies.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
I got my hair cut ridiculously short and that got me thinking about all of those scenes where a woman…