Me and My Nine Iron

August 16, 2012

The Bourne Legacy review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 12:10 pm

Seen at a pre-release screening in South Gate:

One of the most anticipated action movies of the year, along with Skyfall and yes, The Expendables 2, it was more of the same from The Bourne series – both a good and bad thing. I don’t remember too much about The Bourne Trilogy, but if it was always deliberately confusing and ridiculously amusing (don’t even get me started on Alaska), then expect another solid addition to the first three that were highly-praised.

With a running time of 2:15, Jeremy Renner does a fine job filling in for Matt Damon as Agent Aaron Cross. Though, a bit high-voiced for a ruthless agent and with some humor not seen in any other agent, I would think that’s not in keeping with his character. Also, a rather weak denouement accompanied by the now unsatisfying, all-too-familiar ending of a Bourne movie. Otherwise, entertaining throughout with great settings and a fine Rachel Weisz to look at.

Renner and Damon need to be in the next one together because while this one was worth watching, this respectable franchise is slowly heading downhill. Like Damon said after The Bourne Ultimatum, “We can’t keep going forever.”

The Bourne Legacy opened in theaters on Friday.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

IMDb rating: 7.3
What it should be: 7.3


P.S. All you Mexicans who bring your babies in your strollers into the theater, what are you thinking? That’s two Mexican-predominant screenings, and two strollers I’ve seen – zero elsewhere. And that doesn’t include several more who I don’t expect anyone that age to sit quietly for over two hours. There was one a few seats away from me who was making whining noises the entire time. Shame on you, parents, for having everyone put up with that just so you could watch the movie.



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