‘Jason Bourne’ Still Follows The Same Concept And Matt Damon Looks More Dull Than Ever
A very interesting summer for most moviegoers, who either watch a superhero or action film. Then there was “Jason Bourne”, which was an anticipating summer movie. People were wondering whether or not Matt Damon would come back for another Bourne movie. Well those assumptions are answered, and really, this latest film still followed the same concept and Damon looks more dull than ever.
The plot of the film starts where it left off. After Bourne release the files of other agents like to the public and disappeared for a while, he resurfaced looking for the one that made who he is. He runs into Nicky (Julia Stiles), who gives him information regarding the CIA unleashing its assassination program again. Once Bourne saw the information, he figured out who he is and goes on a mission to stop them.
It becomes more of a cat and mouse situation between Bourne and CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones). As a movie critic, the action in this movie was non-stop. It wasn’t as big as “The Bourne Supermacy.” But it’s still up there from chases to easy knockouts to showing why Damon is up there with other movie stars. He didn’t really speak a lot (Damon only spoke 20-25 lines from the script), which made him seem dull and robotic. However, parts of those scenes were overshadow by unleashing easy, beatdown moves on the bad guys.
The setting was all over the place from London to the United States and having Bourne not be locked by the CIA. Jones looked fed up playing the role or is just using the same old facial expressions like previous movies. The others such as Alicia Vikander playing Heather Lee and Vincent Cassel being an asset to Jones, all of them were the same old standard villains.
They did what needed to be done no matter what it takes. The group in the movie looked weak compare to Bourne due to his skills far outweighing any one of them. It makes you think exactly why the movie was made when nothing really changed? Anyone who watched the other movies know what was going to happen at the end. In fact, some of the scenes foreshadows the inevitable, which in retrospect is what Bourne does best.
Overall, if you are a big fan of the franchise or just looking to watch another action movie, check out this movie. Damon still a solid character as Bourne and was meant to be him forever. His supporting cast did their roles well, but as said in this review some of the concepts are still the same. One man goes after those that did him wrong and does whatever it takes to finish it off. Expect this to at least satisfy your ticket money, even if you didn’t watch the other Bourne movies.
6 out of 10.