Visual assault aesthetic. What’s the difference between this hot mess of “LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME” hyperactivity and what Paul Greengrass does? Matter of degrees? I just re-watched one of the Bourne action sequences for comparison, and was surprised by how conventional it was overall - very linear, not overly complicated in the actual business of what happens, but the handheld closeups and cutting among varying vantage points make it FEEL kinetic. The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman was so over-the-top in every other aspect (shouty mugging performances, blaring lights and colors, various grotesqueries of costuming and makeup, stylistic shifts) that piling on quick-cut closeups just felt disorienting. Too much muchness.
But I did laugh when the movie did one of those Taiwanese TV news animated re-enactments of a key moment. Good gag.