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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.
Previous: The Bourne Supremacy
"Do you even know why you're supposed to kill me? Look at us. Look at what they make you give."
The final entry in the original Bourne trilogy, The Bourne Ultimatum is a crowd pleasing culmination of Jason Bourne's journey, utilizing the same style as The Bourne Supremacy, director Paul Greengrass improves on and perfects the kinetic action world of Jason Bourne. While Supremacy improved on The Bourne Identity's action and fights, Ultimatum steps above even Supremacy with its gritty, fast paced fights, chases and clock-ticking evasions.
No longer held back by some loose threads left dangling from Identity, Ultimatum is clearly its own creature, with Bourne now going after the men responsible for the CIA…
I love this movie, the best (so far) of the Bourne movies. I could and should praise its two big set pieces, series best, both: the manhunt at Waterloo Station and the three-way chase in Tangiers. The addition of Scott Glenn, Edgar Ramirez, Daniel Bruhl, David Straitharn, and Albert Finney all class up the joint immensely. Not to mention that I don't mind one bit that "Ultimatum" really just sells us the same bill of goods that "Identity" and "Supremacy" already unloaded on me. Doesn't matter- this movie, and this trilogy, really- is so masterful in what it does, that the momentum, momentum, momentum of the whole thing is what is really important.
That said... one thing bothered me. There…
This Bourne, without a doubt, had the best action thus far (too bad 85% of it was done with director Greengrass' favorite shakey-cam). In terms of story, the plot was a bit hard to follow at times with all the CIA-covert-ops details, but I think the character, ingenuity in writing, and acting were best here.
i should make my life's mission to learn how to ride Honda Cota 4RT motorcycle like Jason Bourne.
“The Bourne Ultimatum” is a taut, slick, meticulously crafted and relentlessly tense piece of action filmmaking that makes for a riveting experience from top to bottom and brings a satisfying close to Bourne’s three-film story, at least until the new “Jason Bourne” comes out (I’m now really excited for that movie!). The plot is deeply investing and sharply structured, the characters are all well-developed, all the actors are at the top of their game (Matt Damon’s third performance as Jason Bourne encapsulates why he has become one of the most strongest movie characters of all time), the editing moves at an unbelievably persistent pace, and the action sequences are masterfully constructed and endlessly exciting, all thanks to Paul Greengrass’ tight…
Καλυτερη απο την δευτερη ταινια, αλλα την πρωτη δεν την φτανει με τιποτα. Θα ηθελα να ειχε περισσοτερα flashback γιατι μου φανηκαν λιγα αυτα που ειχε, θεωρω οτι υπαρχουν ακομα πολλα κενα στην ιστορια.
Γενικα απογοητευτηκα απο την τριλογια, την περιμενα καλυτερη και τελικα μονο η πρωτη ταινια μου αρεσε πολυ. Απορω που θα βγει κι αλλη ταινια φετος.
Υ.Γ. Καπου θα επρεπε να ειχε προειδοποιηση για ληψη δραμαμινης πριν απο τη θεαση της ταινιας γιατι ο καμεραμαν δεν ξερει να κραταει καθολου σταθερα την καμερα! :Ρ
The Bourne Ultimatum does a great job of wrapping up a superbly clever and exciting story, leaving you with a trilogy you can watch from beginning to end and find little fault with.
After the last film, was there any real chance of this being better? No, but it is. Everything is really what you expect at this point (Damon, the story, the action, the characters, the production, all better than before) but where we no longer have Brian Cox as an adversary, we have David Strathairn who plays Noah Vosen, and he is so brilliant he eclipses Cox's brilliant performances from the last two films. Vosen shows what the moral grey area is and makes you think, "OK, you have a point," one second, and then, "What the hell are you doing?" the next. This makes him more than an antagonist, and a fleshed out character that is doing his job whether…
A true achievement in editing, cinimatography, and creative film making.
So many movies that followed this have attempted to match its energy but few have succeeded.
Little known fact: Matt Damon did his own stunts and put up his own money for the final chase scene in New York which cost 430 million dollars and resulted in the deaths of 13 tourists.
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