“The Bourne Ultimatum”

bourneultimatum.jpgMatt Damon
Julia Stiles
Joan Allen
David Strathairn
Paddy Considine
Edgar Ramirez
Scott Glenn
Albert Finney

PG13           111min           2007

Matt Damon returns as highly trained assassin Jason Bourne, who is on the hunt for the agents who stole his memory and true identity. With a new generation of skilled CIA operatives tracking his every move, Bourne is in a non-stop race around the globe as he finally learns the truth behind his mysterious past. Loaded with incredible fight and chase sequences, it’s the exhilarating movie with “mind-blowing action”(Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) that you can’t afford to miss! – from the backcover

“The Bourne Ultimatum” is one of the best action films of 2007. Paul Greengrass brings another great installment that may or may not conclude the Bourne sage. If it is an end then it went out on top and if not storylines in the film setup another interesting Bourne. If you are not a fan of Bourne you will become one.

Having watched a few action movie the past weeks you realize just how much more Bourne action sequence are kinetic. The action feels realistic and raw. The camera angles are jarring and put you in the middle of the action. It will get you adrenaline pumping.

As in the previous films, Damon becomes Bourne. He easily becomes the cold calculating assassin in his performance. He truly becomes the “scary version” in this film. “The Bourne Ultimatum” is the best of the three.

What helps is that there is another strong supporting cast. Julia Stiles has an increased role in this film, making Nicky a more integral to Bourne’s saga. Joan Allen comes back as Pamela Landy, the lonely figure trying to find out why everyone wants him dead. David Strathairn/a> and Scott Glenn come to series as Deputy Director, Noah Vosen and Director, Ezra Kramer to continue the C.I.A. struggle to tie off the loose end that is Bourne and cover the asses.

With “The Bourne Ultimatum” this series has reached it’s peak and can only go down hill from now. Filmmakers will be hard press to find a story as engaging as the ones told in these three films. But if a story can be found I would be in line to see it.

“The Bourne Ultimatum” is full a DVD features. “Man on the Move: Jason Bourne” highlights the location that influenced the filmmaking. “Rooftop Pursuit” show how the filmmakers used sate of the art technology to create the amazing rooftop sequence. “Planning the Punches” shows Matt Damon’s fight training. “Driving School” highlights Matt Damon tracking for his New York car chase. “New York Chase” shows how filmmakers put the sequence together, and a audio commentary with Paul Greengrass.

I give it 5/5 Gs.


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