15 April 2009

The Bourne Trilogy

The Bourne Identity

Understated direction and a still-finding-his-feet performance from Matt Damon make this the weakest of the Bournes. Fortunately, some exquisitely staged action - including the car chase through the streets of Paris, and the semi-final showdown at the farm - along with what is the formation of a top-notch performance from Damon keep it from ever becoming stale. Eminently re-watchable.

The Bourne Supremacy

As soon as Paul Greengrass takes the reigns of the series, you know he's the perfect man for the job, his shaky, almost documentarian style suiting the subterfuge and intrigue of Bourne perfectly. Damon, too, finally is at full pelt, delivering a convincing portrayal of a man who doesn't know who he truly is. The action, too, receives a kick up the backside, with this movie's car chase being the very best in the series.

The Bourne Ultimatum

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