Bourne one more time: If you haven't seen the first two movies, The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supermacy then get thee to a video store stat. Or not. You can actually catch the third movie, The Bourne Ultimatum, without having seen the first two movies but if you want to know exactly how Jason Bourne (played by Matt Damon) got to where he is now, you might want to check out the first two. You'll enjoy the first and may not like the second but the third time is definitely the charm.
Bourne has been trying to find out who he was and what happened to him and how he became a killing machine. It involves a cover-up (naturally) of epic proportions with a secret CIA building in NYC (huh?) and lots of assassins. The film's "regulars" are also back. Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn and David Strathairn joins the cast as a seedy CIA agent bent on taking out Bourne once and for all and anyone else who gets in his way.
When a journalist for the Guardian discovers crucial information about Jason Bourne he publishes it and Bourne makes a beeline for the journalist. Paddy Considine, a wonderful actor, plays the journalist whom Bourne must protect.
The film boasts such locations as Berlin, Madrid, Morocco, England, Paris, and, of course, NYC. It also features some great cat and mouse scenes with a "you are there" look to the film. Paul Greengrass, director of last year's best film, United 93 (in my opinion), directs this film as well. He gives it an urgency and intensity that has not been matched this summer.
The film really does speed by and there are very very few flat moments. So for a good time call Bourne at your local multiplex. And check out the spoof of the film from youtube. The link is included below.
Bags of popcorn (out of 5): 4.25