The Bourne Legacy

{4.5/5} “Still trying to figure out if you’re supposed to kill me or give me a pep talk.”

Like Jason Bourne, Aaron is part of a top-secret program run by the CIA. Unfortunately that program is being shut down — which means all operatives are killed. Like Bourne, Aaron is smart, fast — and he doesn’t want to die. But when he runs out of the pills he’s been taking, he needs to go to the source to get more.

The Bourne Legacy was released in 2012.

If you don’t remember what happened in The Bourne Ultimatum, watch it again before watching this movie — otherwise you’ll be a tad confused.

The three previous Bourne movies are some of the best action movies ever. This one is exciting and action packed but not quite as brilliant as the others.

There were quite a few times where the camera was speeded up, which you don’t usually see these days — I always find this off-putting.

Like Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner is convincing as an action hero.

The music is standard but effective action movie music by James Newton Howard (The Village).

Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) plays Aaron. Edward Norton (Moonrise Kingdom) and Rachel Weisz (The Brothers Bloom) are along for the ride. Donna Murphy (Star Trek: Insurrection) and Zeljko Ivanek (the TV show Heroes) have smaller roles.

The movie was directed by Tony Gilroy (director of Duplicity, writer on all three previous Bourne movies).

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