Review of 'The Bourne Ultimatum'

bourne_ultimatum.jpg The latest in the Bourne movie franchise (I hesitate to say the last in the trilogy as there is some suggestion there may be more movies…) this sees Bourne finally getting a few answers to the question of who he is. Along the way there are action scenes aplenty with a chase through the middle of London's Waterloo Station and numerous foiled assassination attempts by hired assassins. Bourne's enlightenment begins with a London journalist who uncovers information about the organisation that it appears Bourne was trained by.

The cinematography is very dynamic and, I must admit, caused me a bit of discomfort in terms of motion sickness (or was that a dodgy lunch?). Very fast paced and often difficult to follow what exactly is happening this is quite a departure from the previous Bourne films. The acting is a bit wooden on the part of Matt Damon which is a bit of a disappointment after the previous films (particularly the first) but he still has the pained appearance of a wronged man.

Definitely one of the best movies of the summer and a fitting continuation of the story.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2007-08-20

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Studio: Universal Pictures

Year: 2007

Length: 111 minutes

Genre: Action/Adventure

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