I Was Bourne Yesterday (Movie Thoughts: Jason Bourne)

10213899_dallas-win-passes-to-an-advance-screening_t1db58f11As you can see from the poster, ‘Jason Bourne’ the movie’s tagline is “You Know His Name.” And for my case that is true. I do now that in a slew of movies, this being the third, Matt Damon plays a character named Jason Bourne. But that is all I know about this character and this franchise. Still, something possessed me to watch this movie, and truthfully, I am still scratching my head why I did. I guess it’s partly because of Matt Damon, who is on his DILF phase right now physically, and there’s no denying he looks fantastic in this movie.  But aside from that, I am in the dark. And I stayed that way for the most part of the movie. There is apparently this code thing, a file thing that was stolen, and there in Athens in the midst of an uprising (is it related to last year’s Greek currency crash, i wonder)  there are guns and both the government and a hit man is after Bourne, and he perseveres , of course, againsyt all odds. Yes, he is some kind of super man here, with extraordinary strength that’s somewhat unbelievable, but who am I to question it when this is the third movie int he franchise, although if I remember correctly, wasn’t there one with Jeremy Renner. Anyways, Alicia Vikander here plays some sort of second in command and she goes against her boss to help Bourne, and yadda yadda yadda there is this extended car chase scene in Las Vegas Boukelard (okay, now I remember the second reason why I wanted to see this) and then there is this open-ended ending that keeps the franchise wide open for another installment. I keep on thinking that surely Damon is a much better than actor than this movie, and was he really hard up that he took this project?  Does this character really have one whole page of dialogue throughout the whole movie? Was he like that in the book – there is a book series right? All these questions are popping in my mind, now that I have forgotten all the plot questions that lingered in my head while I was watching this movie. Serves me right for watching a sequel when I never saw the original

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