The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Review

I made an inevitable comparison between The Bourne Identity and Bond when I reviewed the first of the Bourne franchise last week. I also praised Bourne because it was without cliché, silly, unrealistic action or the need to “tick-the-boxes,” being forced to include key scenes, lines or character types. Two movies later and I’m beginning to realise that I spoke too soon. People praise the Bourne franchise and credit it with being the main reason for the positive reboot of the Bond franchise, and while I agree with that, the similarities between the Bourne series and the Bond series before … Continue reading The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Review

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Review

I hate unnecessary sequels. I hate the idea that for nothing more than money, a film has been forced out of a story that had essentially finished. I have ranted about this before but I never would have included The Bourne Supremacy in that list. My initial impression of the Bourne series, before seeing it, was that it followed the character of Jason Bourne as he struggled to find out who he was and bring down the people who had brainwashed and betrayed him. That isn’t true! It wants you to think that is what it is about but on closer … Continue reading The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Review