Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Review: The Bourne Legacy

Poster art for "The Bourne Legacy." Another super secret, black-ops agent with a tarnished heart of gold goes on the lamb with a pretty girl who needs a little help with lots of action.
This is a MUST see! I actually went to the theater to watch this one. I'm a huge Bourne fan and thought this one fit in extremely well. The time frame is the same as the last movie, The Bourne Ultimatum, when Bourne was in New York. Tony Gilroy, who wrote all the Bourne screenplays, works in many of the same characters, some as very bit parts, and we see a little more of the political side of the decision process than in the previous movies.

One thing that I liked: We couldn't have another amnesiac, so Gilroy gave us a very clever and believable reason for Aaron Cross agreeing to be a black-ops guy yet wanting out. Cross really had no choice. If he wanted to be "normal," he had to take special medication available only through this government program. So we were given  a sense of his frustration and disgust at having to commit moral atrocities in the name of patriotism in a couple of flashbacks. Also included is the now trademarked (no doubt) incredible, high octane chase--this time on motorcycles--with an OMG cringing ending.

Again, thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend watching.

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