The Bourne Ultimatum
I sort of missed the boat
on the Bourne series. I did not see the first film, The
Bourne Identity, when it played theaters, but somewhere down the line I
did catch it on DVD. I enjoyed it, but wasn't blown away. The
second The Bourne Supremacy completely slipped past me.
I've always meant to see it, but have never gotten around to it.
Therefore, when The
Bourne Ultimatum was released to theaters earlier this year and many
critics referred to it as one of the best action trilogies ever, I figured I
should check into the series one more time. Unfortunately, life gets in the way and I was
unable to catch the film in the multiplexes.
So finally, now with the
film's release on DVD, I am able to see what all the fuss was about.
And my reaction to the Bourne Ultimatum was much like the one I had
to The Bourne Identity years ago. Liked it, but didn't
Again, the movie has
amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) traveling through some of the
most scenic cities in the world searching for clues to his identity while
avoiding the near-constant attempts on his life by shadowy rogue elements of
The scenery is stunning,
the cast is top notch, the action scenes are amazingly paced and
photographed, the violence and skullduggery is pretty constant and
Yet, somehow I couldn't
totally warm up to it.
Ultimatum is by all means a superior action
adventure film. I can't and wouldn't in any way try to deny that.
Sometimes you just go with your gut, though, and while I certainly
appreciate and enjoy the film, I'm not as impressed as the rest of the world
seems to be.
Jay S. Jacobs
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Posted: December 10, 2007.