Jason Bourne - Review

This might be the best time to feature Matt Damon as the release of the new Jason Bourne film is upon us. It all started with The Bourne Identity directed by Doug Liman in 2002. The American-German spy action thriller film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name focused on the main character "Jason Bourne" a former CIA assassin suffering from amnesia and searching for his roots.

A sequel was made following the success of The Bourne Identity which grossed $214 million in the box office. The Bourne Supremacy was presented to us and showed a different side to our favourite character following the death of his girlfriend killed in India. Beating himself up for her death, he set out to uncover the whole operation that was known as "treadstone".
The Bourne Ultimatum completed the trilogy in what was thought to be the last at the time. Centered mostly in London, it was about Bourne getting closer and closer to his source and when it all started for him. Paul Greengrass who had directed the previous movie returned for his role as the director of the movie which was Matt Damon's highest grossing movie as the lead at that time ranking in $442.8 million from a budget of $110 million.
The Bourne Legacy was the fourth installment directed by Tony Gilroy. The film only featured Jason Bourne as a principal character as Matt Damon decided not to return for that particular project. Instead, the film centered on black ops agent Aaron Cross (played by Jeremy Renner). Released August 10, 2012, the movie was not as successful as it's predecessors despite still making a profit of more than $150 million in the box office.
Fast forward to 2016, Jason Bourne is back after years of absence. Paul Greengrass returns as the director having also written the script as Christopher Rouse reprises his role as the editor as well. It is the 5th installment of the series and Matt Damon is back playing his role as the main character, a former CIA assassin Jason Bourne. The film continues it's story line of Jason Bourne trying to uncover the hidden truths about his past, now remembering who he truly is. Starring alongside Matt Damon are Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles and Riz Ahmed. London saw the movie being premiered on 11 July 2016, almost a year after it had been filmed. The film is set to be released on July 29, 2016 in United States by Universal Picture.

~ Written By Tanaka Musanhi

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Text © Tanaka Musanhi