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The Bourne Legacy (With Ultraviolet) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton & Rachel Weisz

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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  great

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I dont know what the guy that gave this 1 star is on about. The 3 matt damon bourne films are great but then so is this.

  not a bourne film .... just bad in every way

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ok im clearly watching something different to every one else and please stop reading as i may spoil it for some
there was no need for it to be a bourne film over that they knew it was not great so to pull people in ...put it part as bourne series.

storyline: new super human with better abilitys.... the stop them from needing to take tablets that make them super...they go to a lab and do it... next main assassin set out to kill main person also with special tablets to make him amazing
well the bot are h rubbish the main guy gets shot and passes out and the guy chases him get hit with a helmet and well .. dies

no storyline worthwile saying jason bourne 3-4 times in the film does not make it a bourne film

(the original bourne films our my alltime fav films so this is a insult to its name )

terrible fim

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  Hard to beat Damon's Bourne ...

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... but this gets very, very close. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Possibly spolied just a little by the harks-back to some of the original characters. While I can see these were necessary to the script, given the concurrency of the stories, they somehow seemed just a smidgeon contrived. That said, I found that I was more than happy to embrace these back-references and shall be watching the BD again real soon.

  'There was never just one'...................

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The Bourne Legacy serves as a decent continuation and in fact expansion of the universe first shown in the Matt Damon trilogy but with a sense of familiarity in both plotting and action and minus Damon himself it ends up more a decent thriller than a superb one.

With some overlapping of events from The Bourne Ultimatum allowing a few familiar faces other than Damon to tie us into the story the main action soon moves from Alaska round the world as operative Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner - solid but less charismatic than Matt) finds himself hunted by his own Government as part of an attempt to minimise the damage from Jason Bourne's exposure of Operation Treadstone. Linking up with Rachel Weisz's scientist who can help him unlock some of the secrets of his training, Cross begins his own journey.

The underlying familiarity here is that this is very much like 2002's The Bourne Identity made again a decade later with some tweaks to characters and locations. It doesn't really feel new and it doesn't really engage as immediately. The performances and action sequences are above par for the genre and in keeping with the established feel of the prior trilogy but I just didn't warm up to this film the way I did the others. Add in a relatively abrupt ending and I'm still a bit on the fence.

I'm being a bit kinder with 4 stars than maybe I should, and it is a perfectly well made film. It just didn't really excel in any special way for me when I watched it.

  Rachel Weisz looks great for 42

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Some of the action was quite fun. Irritating parkour (why always parkour now?) and bike chase at the end. They worked (a little too) hard to integrate the narrative with the previoud Bourne films. Which are better. Sadly. But it was still quite decent. I'd probably give it a 3.5, if I could.

  Worth a watch but it really doesn't need to be that long..

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Had the run time been shorter I would have found this film a lot more enjoyable. The action was good and Jeremy Renner did a good job as the lead character so worth a watch. The other thing I felt that let it down was the (lack of) storyline, the film just didn't really seem to go anywhere.