Rapid Review: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

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“This is Jason Bourne, the toughest target that you have ever tracked. He is really good at staying alive, and trying to kill him and failing… just pisses him off.”
– Pamela Landy

SYNOPSIS: Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is–legendary assassin. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. – via IMDB

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GRADE 8.5Ah, Jason! Just as you think the story is over, a way is found for Jason to be back in the cross-hairs of the United States Government – and really, where else would we want him? Well, for our entertainment at least. The Bourne Supremacy features more shaky cam than I would like, and the end, while brilliant, is a little bit saddening because it took away the whole conspiracy aspect if he made the choice himself, doesn’t it? Matt Damon, of course, was simply excellent here, though we expect nothing less. Joan Allen returns as Pamela Landy, and she still is a wonderful person to hunt Bourne. She is definitely not like the others though, and has a totally different view of Bourne, and I highly appreciate it. Little bits and pieces of Jason Bourne/David Webb’s story come about, and it just continues to ensnare, interest and entertain. The movie is fast paced and thrilling, with a super smart story and excellent performances to carry it. David Strathairn’s Noah Vosen was such a crooked dude, and so necessary for the story. I loved the strife between him and Pam, it was intense, and at extreme opposites to the relationship that has been forged between Pam and Bourne. Nicky Parsons got some more time in this outing, and that was also pretty good. The movie is shot exceptionally well, the performances are spot on, visually the film is great and that choreography? Again absolutely mesmerizing. The Bourne Ultimatum proves why the Bourne trilogy (and yes, people, in my mind it is a trilogy only) is so successful – each installment is equally as gripping and entertaining, and they are all smart. I had an absolute blast revisiting this franchise, it has been well worth the time.

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12 thoughts on “Rapid Review: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

  1. Tom says:

    I swear, just from looking at that still frame image of the trailer here in this post, I thought that was Julia Styles sitting next to Matt Damon. But I thought about it again, because I don’t think Styles has worked since the late ’90s haha!

    I’ll have to give these movies a go sometime. I’m probably one of the last few on earth who haven’t seen any of them.

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  2. ruth says:

    I LOVE the Bourne trilogy (I’m excluding the meh Bourne Legacy) and this is a fantastic finale to Bourne’s journey. I’m a bit wary about the upcoming film (Bourne 5?) but hey, if Damon and Greengrass are back, I’m a bit more optimistic.

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    • Zoë says:

      I have yet to see the new one – that is the to watch movie of the week. I can’t say that I have much hope! I am actually pretty excited about it because Damon returns, so totally on board!

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