Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Jeremey Renner, Rachelle Weiss, Edward Norton
Robert Ludlum the author and mastermind of the fast paced action packed thriller The Bourne Collection series lets the audience grab on tightly to their seat with every action scene. The story unfolds as Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) suffers from severe memory loss and tries to find out his true identity.
In getting to know more facts he faces trouble from the CIA and local authorities. The adrenaline rush alleviates with the movie’s parkour –inspired fight scenes, the idea of real stunts with no special effects just makes the experience surreal.
The movie series is definitely not for the weak at heart, it definitely wants you to experience the brutal life of an assassin. The emotions portrayed by each character involved gives uncertainty on what the next move will the protagonist make.
The film has shown realism on conspiracy in the US government CIA department. As the film deepens the mystery begins to unravel but never reveals the truth, keeping the audience hooked to the outcome.
This film has put Matt Damon’s career to another level in action films. He is not known for his James Bond charisma or his Chuck Norris’ karate skills, but he puts the A in Action Films. The A is defined as attention. By being as human as possible Jason Bourne’s character really catches the attention and emotion of the audience.
Doug Liman& Paul Greengrass has done splendid work by not making the film a boring one. This is not the typical spy-thriller film that deals with debate amongst characters until the end. The key is to not make the audience take their eyes & ears off the screen because every scene counts.
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The fourth installation in the Bourne Collection series in which Matt Damon chose not to participate was a bit timid from its predecessors. It featured Jeremey Renner as the replacement to Jason Bourne’s character but continued the plot. A lot of the Bourne Collection fans were dismayed by Matt Damon’s absence in the film.
Tony Gilroy, the director of the fourth part of the Bourne Collection series has made a different twist to the story yet acknowledging the previous plot of the Jason Bourne story. This is kind of an innovative approach to the Bourne Collection series as it takes place in Manila. It still adapts the relentless action and mystery that keep you wanting to watch more. Although the film is quite a bit short in story depth and thrills, it is still a must watch and an addition to better understand the relevance of the Bourne Collection story. This is one piece of the puzzle you would want to have, the character still share the same realism and charisma to all Bourne Collection series fans and action film lovers. I will definitely purchase this series now that I am intrigued with the development of the movie.