Review – The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

Tony Gilroy

2012

A Soldier taken from the same military experiment as Jason Bourne finds himself on the run and in search of the medication he needs to keep him ship shape.

Jason Bourne is dead……well he might as well be. If you’re looking for Bourne in this film you’d be better of just reading the poster. What we have in the fourth instalment is Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner, gristly and actually more believable as a CIA super soldier. What we actually see in this film is more of the same.  The director seems to follow the frenetic style set by Paul Greengrass in the previous two films but in narrative terms, the plot is muddled and confusing and the actors aren’t given enough time on screen to develop their characters which leaves you not particularly caring what happens to them. The film tries to ask some pretty important questions about the world we live in today, where it’s been and where it’s going. It’s doesn’t really succeed but I give it a B- for effort.

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