Friday, December 28, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum


The Bourne Ultimatum, third in the series, picks up where Supremacy ends. Like a car started in gear with the throttle stuck to the floor, the brakes; disabled, the pursuit ensues at "play".

…as for the ending, it’s not bad, but it isn’t the nuclear grand finale that Ultimatum and Matt Damon’s character deserves.

Which from my perspective is a question mark with an exclamation point after it.

Another installment?!

I don’t think so. Three books. Three movies.

But when this one ends you wish it hadn’t. One hour and fifty six minutes goes by like a half hour episode of the Simpsons.

The Bourne Ultimatum spans several countries as Jason Bourne seemingly transports himself effortlessly. The scenery is extraordinary; the crowds mostly real.

A spectacular foot chase culminates in one of several hand to hand fight scenes; the choreography, direction and sound effects of which are now a Bourne trademark.

Jetting back to New York, Bourne returns to the nest and with the help of NYPD’s finest, perpetrates one of the most bone crushing and acrobatic car chase sequences I’ve ever seen in a movie.

Julia Stiles, Joan Allen and David Strathairn are excellent. Matt Damon was bourne for this role. Pun intended.

If you liked the first two, you’ll find yourself riveted and even laughing in disbelief at the some of the most breathtaking stuntwork and special effects creativity I’ve ever seen.

Few movies pull off a second sequel like this one. Even Ocean’s Thirteen, a pretty good threequel, doesn’t draw you in like this one.

Don't miss the special features where they reveal how the amazing car chases and stunts are performed.

1 comment:

Kermit said...

Laughing in disbelief. That pretty much summed it up for me. It was such a cliche addled, hmmm, snooze-fest doesn't do it justice.
The Bored Supremecy?

If only they could have found a believable lead.