The Bourne Legacy
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An expansion of the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of... View more >
violence and action sequences
Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac... View more >
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Bourne Loser! "The Bourne Legacy" is the fourth and worst of the series. Jermany Renner and Rachael Weisz are a poor subittude for matt damon and Julia Stilles. The high power action which as been the hallmark of the series never got started until the middle of the movie. Until then I never got into the movie. Joan Allen who I love very much was only seen in one scene toward the end of the movie.It's sad that a great series would fall falt on it's face in the fourth installment.
I disagree with Jobson. I am a Damon-Bourne fanatic, and while I would prefer to see Damon reprise the role, I thought the film did justice to the prior movies. I love the Ed Norton character, and liked the twist the science/biology added.
In a perfect world, they'll squeak another movie out of Aaron Cross then bring Cross and Bourne back as a team in a 6th film. It worked for me.
I liked the movie even though it started out very slow and somewhat bewildering. But after the movie gets going I thought it was really good and I could see why the movie began the way it did as it somewhat braided this movie with the prior movies because some of the action in the 3rd film occurs during the same time as some of the action in this film. In fact it was actually genius how they did this.
The action scene during the finish reminded me of Steve McQueen in the car chase in Bullet (however it's a little different). And I think that's why it remained in the top ten so long.
This series and this movie certainly opens the way for sequels that I would look forward to seeing.