The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

Directed: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn

Jason Bourne remembers even more about his past, and comes home to find the first guy who trained him while the government is still after him.

The main plot point of the movie was Jason Bourne discovering who he really is and what really happened to him, but at this point, I don’t even care. Once I found out, I was thinking, “Whatever, let’s get back to the action!” I love these movies. I love the action sequences. They are insane. They keep me riveted when action scenes in other movies bore me. The first movie, which I thought was pretty nifty, but only okay, was directed by someone else. I came to love these movies with the second one, which has the same director as this movie.

While this movie did not have an awesome fighting scene involving a magazine as a weapon, it did involve beating someone up with a towel while fighting in some random apartment. That was pretty impressive. My favorite scene was the car driving backwards off the parking garage followed by the great line from the police officer explaining how Bourne got away from them again, “He drove off the roof sir.” When he was going backwards, I was thinking that he really wasn’t going to do it, it would be some kind of fake out, but there he went! Awesome.

That’s why I love these movies, and I will forgive that the plot itself seemed very similar to the second one, especially when Bourne was calling people from across the street from their offices. Why does that keep surprising them? I still have no idea why Julia Stiles is in these movies since she usually just looks blankly at everything happening around her. All of that doesn’t matter to me much though since I could just watch Bourne kick everyone’s ass all day long.

Rating: A-

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