“I know who I am. I remember everything.”
Preface: I think the Bourne Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum are some of the best action films ever made. All three would be very high in my overall favourite films.
Bourne (2016) has a lot to live up to.
Paul Greengrass returns with his signature shaky cam, following Captain Phillips.
The story is passable. The character arc was already completed in the first trilogy, before this film even began.
The acting was top notch. Damon is the human weapon Bourne- and looks it.
Tommy Lee Jones is out to catch him and acts fantastically from his office and control room.
Vikander’s character is his assistant and has her own motives.
Cassel is a one note mercenary ‘asset’ but scary and threatening when on screen.
The score is revamped with modern electric vibes.
The action is grounded and fast. This film is still leagues better than the average action film to be released today, in terms of acting, realism, action and emotion.
For that alone it’s worth watching.
Overall Rating: 8.4/10
For reference I would give Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum all above 9 easily.