Sunday, July 31, 2016


The good news is Matt Damon is back as JASON BOURNE. And he's in amazing shape, muscle wise (though he's not running across any rooftops this time around). That said, this addition to the franchise isn't as well written as those based on the original books, or as much fun as the first three Bourne movies (the fourth is best left unmentioned).

There's the added star power of Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander. Two actors whose work I have mostly adored till now. Jones has some terrific moments, but seems at times confused as to what film he's in. Casting Vikander is another of those instances of foreign actors playing Americans and missing something. Her performance may be masterful in terms of character, but at times it felt to me like she'd decided to use Rachel Maddow in a serious mood, only even more serious, as her model.

So over all: a fun ride, but not the thrill perfection of the original trilogy.

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