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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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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.
Noah Vosen: "Perhaps we can arrange a meet."
Jason Bourne: "Where are you now?"
Noah Vosen: "I'm sitting in my office."
Jason Bourne: "I doubt that."
Noah Vosen: "Why would you doubt that?"
Jason Bourne: "If you were in your office right now we'd be having this conversation face-to-face."
The third entry to the Bourne franchise is slightly better than the second, but not quite as good as the first. The action is pretty good, but the shaky cam almost ruins it. The brutality makes up for it though. Even in non-action scenes the camera can't seem to stay still which gets on my nerves. Despite this, Ultimatum is a great conclusion to Matt Damon's Bourne series. I especially love the ending. 8.5/10
What a capper.
It's pretty impressive how consistent these films are. What makes them special is how each one of them are different and yet nonetheless they stay damn impressive in quality. I felt each one had a unique vibe and flavor that went along with the usual story. The best was saved for last with Ultimatum.
This film is very much a showcase of suspense and tension. There are ebbs and flows to the proceedings that are fun to watch. The film builds to a crescendo only to begin building once again. Thankfully the builds are crucial to the story and only make the explosions all the more powerful. A little sexual innuendo anyone?
My favorite aspect of this…
I watched this for the first time since seeing it in the theater, and it's at least as good as I remember it. I think I still prefer the first two movies slightly just cause I'm not totally sold on the last act of this one, but man, the first 2/3 of this are flawless and have some of the best suspense/action scenes ever, the part where he's trying to move the reporter through the station in particular. My favorite thing about this series might be its primary focus on Franke Potente's character through all three movies, Bourne is such an increasingly tortured, sympathetic character through the trilogy which is a great balance to the insane superpowers. The Daniel Craig…
I C O N I C
finally,,,he found who is he??????................
Rewatching all three movies it is fascinating to me how good Damon is in them even if by the end you don't care about the character all that much. Masterfully edited with the most memorable set piece coming early in Waterloo Station.
11/15 in my 'List of Shame 2014'.
The fun thing about watching the three Bourne-films a few days apart instead of the original years between the releases is that you realize they're practically all the same. During the first few scenes I noticed I've seen this one too (just as I did with the first one, which I completely forgot as well) and I couldn't remember anything from the storyline. Not that it matters though, the storyline is easy to follow and never gets boring. I didn't really like the 'You really don't remember?'-storyline with Nicky, but since it totally gets abandoned after that one scene I think the writers didn't either.
Despite the rigorous camera shaking, which I despise and that Greengrass seems to love, this is a fitting end to a highly thrilling trilogy. Great music, editing, sound, and story too. Matt Damon is perfect casting!
I don't have a whole lot to say about this film that hasn't already been said in my reviews of the first 2 films. Almost everything I said about Supremacy holds true for Ultimatum. The shaky camera work is so frustrating I just can't stand most of the action scenes or even some of the scenes where a character is merely walking and we have to bounce up and down like we're on board a boat. There are moments where the action holds up and things aren't too chaotic, and I quite enjoy them, but they seem rare. I also still have issues with Matt Damon in the lead role. He is very flat and uninteresting, and I just find…
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