The Bourne Supremacy

This is my favorite of all the Jason Bourne movies, it definitely harder to understand than the first film, but it is more entertaining. Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne and likely unregretful. This movie starts almost immediately with the death of Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente), Jason’s lover and it’s sort of just forgotten about. It is a major plot point but it isn’t mentioned very much throughout the film. This movie is very much in the Jason Bourne style, jumping shots, zoom ins for action and reaction shots, though sometimes, it can make the movie a little hard to follow. The film is also a little too fast for my liking, which can make the story a little hard to understand. Bourne is in Paris, you blink, and he’s in Moscow. Sometimes when Bourne was being chased, or shot at, you would forget why or how that situation even happened. Although it can be hard to follow, I enjoyed this movie the most out of all the Jason Bourne Movies. There were a few times that I was annoyed by the choices of some characters, but it didn’t happen too often. Also, the appearance of Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) in the film seemed very unnecessary and out of the blue. The ending of this film was probably the best of any Bourne movie, it’s a very famous scene from the movie and it’s very satisfying especially with the song Extreme Ways by Moby that makes you say “Oh Shoot.”Many people say that Jason Bourne is the American James Bond but, I would have to disagree, this movie, like other Jason Bourne films, shows Jason Bourne working against an industry, a government program rather than cooperating with and working for one like James Bond does. This movie is very good.

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity is a movie from 2002 directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man who is pulled from the Mediterranean sea onto an italian fishing boat with two bullets in his back and a chip of some sort that tells his bank code in a bank in Zurich, Switzerland. Bourne doesn’t know who he is, where he’s from or how he ended up in the sea unconscious. Bourne ends up in Zurich and searches his safe deposit box, in his box it has multiple passports, a lot of money, and a gun. He discovers that his name is Jason Bourne, but that’s not the end of the story, Borne is being hunted by Treadstone, a CIA black ops program, but he doesn’t know why. This movie is based on the book with the same name. by Richard N. Gladstein, and it doesn’t over complicate the story. It’s not too hard to follow and you don’t need to pay extra attention to the movie to get the plot and know what’s even happening. Along the way of evading Treadstone, Bourne meets Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente) and she agrees to help him, Marie’s character seemed a little unrealistic. She agreed to something so significant with very little hesitation. The action scenes that zoom in on people’s faces as they do something or express a reaction are pretty well done and now a very Jason Bourne thing to do. These movies always give a feeling of “Bourne is always watching” type stuff and the first is no exception, seeing the actors act confused as they find out Bourne is looking at them from a far, or very near is always satisfying. This movie is very good.