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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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the third and (unfortunately no longer) final installment of the fantastic Bourne Trilogy. I cannot understand why anyone would want to spoil an almost perfect trilogy with an unnecessary 4th film. I for one am glad that Matt Damon did not feature. Anyway - enough of my ranting and back to the film. Jason Bourne is what we always wished Bond would be like. This is the third installment of a super stylish spy thriller trilogy that simply must be seen. It’s full of ultra realistic performances, amazing locations and twists and turns. We follow Jason Bourne as he continues to piece together his forgotten past. The pace is relentless and Paul Greengrass’ direction is amazing, every shot…
And with that I'm caught up on my Jason Bourne. So how did Ultimatum fare?
A little better than Supremacy, but I still think Identity is the tightest of the trilogy. I feel I might have had stronger feelings for Ultimatum if I had seen it in theaters. Too late for that.
But maybe not. I mean, the problems I had here would still exist. I still don't care as much about Jason Bourne as I should. Here they make him just a little bit more relatable, but he's still too distant with his "I'm a trained killing machine" shtick. I mean. throw the guy a big character moment. Make him do something that makes him unique. Make me remember…
And so the story of Jason Bourne comes full circle in this explosive action sequel. More fights, more car chases, more shaky cam and more badassery from Matt Damon.
The second best in the series after Identity.
Watching this for the umpteenth time, I'm amazed how much screen time is given to the CIA operatives and how little is given to Bourne. I've often said the second film in this trilogy is the thinnest - there's very little plot, and a lot of character-building. I still think that's true. I'd add now though that this third film is light on the characterization at the expense of plot. With the exception of Joan Allen, the CIA agents are mostly personifications of policy more than they are actual people. Bourne's character has been established almost entirely by the second film in the series, so there's not a lot of development here.
But then there's that last few minutes when…
Wolverine without powers and less interesting.
Around the time that Jason Bourne found the only loose piece of pavement in Tangiers and used it as a ramp to launch himself ten feet in the air over the heads of pursuing assassins, I think I finally realized the appeal of the Bourne franchise. Essentially, a Bourne film is a Bond film that takes it itself really, really, REALLY seriously, and Bourne is like James Bond if he hated being James Bond, if M was the bad guy, and if the camera tripod was never invented. As in the previous films, the semi-amnesiac rogue spy darts across the globe as though it were his own personal pinball machine.
Strongest of the Matt Damon films, with solid directing,exhilarating action, and one of the best endings I have ever seen in a film. Definitely Recommended.
Matt Damon sigue haciendo turismo, pero en esta ocasión la película de Greengrass es demasiado espídica. Tiene un buen final y escenas de acción con cierto interés, pero tan largas que puedes echarte una cabezadita y despertar antes de que acaben.
A perfect ending to a great trilogy.
Not since Back to the Future Part II has there been such a cool re-contextualizing of a scene from a previous film. So, so good.
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