Jason Bourne

{4/5} “‘All that matters is staying alive. You get off the grid, survive.’ ‘I don’t believe that, and neither do you. Look at yourself. Look at what you’re doing. You can’t live like this for much longer.'”

Jason Bourne, released in 2016

Jason Bourne is keeping a low profile, occasionally fighting for money. Nicky Parsons, on the other hand, still thinks the world should know about Treadstone — so she hacked the CIA. Of course, that brings the CIA to their doorstep. Bourne finds out more about the beginning of Treadstone —  including the involvement of his father.

This is the sequel to The Bourne Ultimatum.

You might think this was a great action movie if you hadn’t seen the others in the series. It feels a bit repetitive this time. Also, the subplot about the company supplying the CIA with software wasn’t as interesting.

The new characters aren’t as interesting as they needed to be, and the revelations aren’t as mind blowing as they were in previous entries.

If you can accept a less-than-brilliant Bourne movie, you could watch it — just don’t expect quite the same oomph as the first 3 movies in the series. Or, if you want your Bourne movies to all be brilliant, then skip this one.

Stars Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander. Directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum). The terrific action movie music is by John Powell and David Buckley.

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