Film Review – THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2004)

Image result for the bourne supremacy blu-rayBourne Supremacy, The (2004; USA/Germany; Colour; 108m) ∗∗∗∗  d. Paul Greengrass; w. Tony Gilroy; ph. Oliver Wood; m. John Powell.  Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann, Joan Allen, Marton Csokas, Tom Gallop, John Bedford Lloyd, Ethan Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Karel Roden. When Jason Bourne is framed for a botched CIA operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive. The pace never lets up in this sequel to THE BOURNE IDENTITY (2002), which continues the story in some style with Greengrass at the helm. Breath-taking actions scenes are filmed and edited in chaotic style making them seem less choreographed.  Based on the novel by Robert Ludlum. Followed by THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007). [12]

Film Review – JASON BOURNE (2016)

Image result for jason bourne 2016 posterJason Bourne (2016; USA; Colour; 123m) ∗∗∗½  d. Paul Greengrass; w. Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse; ph. Barry Ackroyd; m. David Buckley, John Powell.  Cast: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Ato Essandoh, Riz Ahmed, Scott Shepherd, Bill Camp, Vinzenz Kiefer, Stephen Kunken, Ben Stylianou, Kaya Yuzuki, Matthew O’Neill, Lizzie Phillips, Paris Stangl. Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. Damon returns to the franchise after a one film absence and it is business as usual with Greengrass at the helm. Dizzying, frenetically cut action sequences propel the story at a fast pace across globe-trotting locations glossing over some of the conveniences in the script. But ultimately this is a satisfying fifth instalment. [12]

Film Review – THE BOURNE IDENTITY (2002)

Image result for the bourne identity blu-rayBourne Identity, The (2002; USA/Germany/Czech Republic; Colour; 119m) ∗∗∗∗  d. Doug Liman; w. Tony Gilroy, W. Blake Herron; ph. Oliver Wood; m. John Powell.  Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Clive Owen, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Julia Stiles, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins, Nicky Naude, Josh Hamilton, Orso Maria Guerrini, Tim Dutton, Denis Braccini, Anthony Green. A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and without memory, then races to elude assassins and recover from amnesia. Fast-paced and tightly, almost frenetically, edited action movie never lets up. Tense and violent, this proved to be an influential addition to the spy thriller genre with Damon proving highly effective as the assassin who has lost his memory and tries to unpick the knotted threads of his life. Based on the novel by Robert Ludlum. Followed by a number of sequels commencing with THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2004). [12]