Hello all, and welcome to my review of Jason Bourne! 😀
Lol, I keep thinking the last one was the last one, but I’m totally not complaining that there always seems to be more. 🙂
Starring: Matt Damon (Jason Bourne), Tommy Lee Jones (Robert Dewey), Alicia Vikander (Heather Lee), Vincent Cassel (Asset), Julia Stiles (Nicky Parsons), Riz Ahmed (Aaron Kalloor)
Plot (taken from IMDb):
“The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.”
Matt Damon (Jason Bourne) – This character is always interesting to me. He always wants to come off like he’s only out for himself, but he does care about what happens to others. Also, he’s a total badass, lol.
Tommy Lee Jones (Robert Dewey) – I love this actor. Lol, and I love to hate this character. He plays such an amazing bad guy.
Alicia Vikander (Heather Lee) – I spent most of the movie going back and forth on what I thought of her. I still can’t entirely decide if she was ever really on anybody’s side but her own.
Vincent Cassel (Asset) – This guy was intense. Nothing mattered but the mission. Bourne was personal to him though, and I get why.
Julia Stiles (Nicky Parsons) – Lol, I really need to go back and watch the older Bourne movies. I remember liking this character before, and I liked her in this one too.
Riz Ahmed (Aaron Kalloor) – I feel kinda bad for this guy. It seems like he had good intentions, and ended up in over his head.
Honestly, I have to hand it to them. They’re always building on this story in interesting ways. I was kind of afraid it would be more of the same in this one, but they keep adding more layers to Bourne’s past, and what got him to this point.
I love this. It keeps me invested in the character, and makes him more real to me.
There is a kind of subplot that’s just sort of there, involving Kalloor, which ties into, and adds to, the whole situation. Lol, it also gives further examples of Tommy Lee Jones being a subtle brand badass villain.
He never screams “evil,” but I think that’s part of what makes him so good.
The action scenes were awesome, of course.
Lol, there were shiny explosions and gun battles! Yeah!
And also a really cool motorcycle chase scene! 😀
These movies always deliver in the action. 😀 I never have any complaints here.
Bourne’s interactions with Lee throughout the movie were interesting. Like I said, I never really knew if she was entirely trustworthy, because I could never figure out where her real loyalty was.
There are certain times where some of the characters discuss whether Bourne could ever be brought back in, rather than being killed. She probably had the best chance of making that happen, but I have to say, I kinda hope he just keeps doing his own thing if they decide to do more movies. It feels like it would go against his character to join back up with the CIA.
My rating for Jason Bourne: Cash-Worthy – Not bad at all. I like how the Bourne movies are always building on each other. I actually kind of hope I eventually see some kind of closure for him someday. Lol, this particular franchise is one of the very few times where I’m actually hoping for more. I’m curious to see where they go from here. Check this one out if you like the Bourne movies, or spy type movies in general.
My Rating System:
Epic: This movie is so mind-bogglingly awesome that I may go see it twice. This one will have a place of honor on my shelf.
Cash-Worthy: Good stuff. This will most likely find a place on my shelf.
Not Bad: I liked it. I’m glad I saw it, and it may or may not end up on my shelf at some point. I would say rent it first to be safe.
Meh: Rent it first. You may love it or hate it, but I’m indifferent probably because it’s not my type of movie. I’m glad I saw it, but it won’t end up on my shelf.
Emergency Cake: I have an emotional reaction to movies sometimes, especially to tragedies. If a movie makes me sad or angry, sometimes it will stick with me for a while. At these times, only chocolate cake can save me. Chocolate cake makes everything better. No shelf for you. Ever.