The Bourne Ultimatum: In Theaters August 3, 2007
Amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is back and he wants answers in The Bourne Ultimatum.
Following the success of blockbusters The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum takes us back into the life of trained killer Jason Bourne. Bourne has lost the love of his life and is back for vengeance and answers as he is trailed by the very people who made him the killing machine that he is.
According to a review by Roger Ebert / August 2, 2007, "Ultimatum" is a tribute to Bourne's determination, his driving skills, his intelligence in out-thinking his masters and especially his good luck. No real person would be able to survive what happens to him in this movie, for the obvious reason that they would have been killed very early in "The Bourne Identity" (2002) and never have survived to make "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004). That Matt Damon can make this character more convincing than the Road Runner is a tribute to his talent and dedication. It's not often you find a character you care about even if you don't believe he could exist.”
There are sensational car chases, clever double reverses, improbable leaps over high places, and lightning decisions as Bourne dodges police, escapes Interpol and evades trackers while he searches for answers to his true identity. With his renewed focus and determination, nothing can stop Bourne – not bullets, explosions or the new generation of highly trained assassins sent to kill him.
It has been reported that according to Damon this is the final installment of the terrifically intelligent "Bourne" series, based on Robert Ludlum's trilogy of novels.
Damon was not correct that The Bourne Ultimatum was the final installation of the Bourne Series. In 2012 The Bourne Legacy was released. Of course Matt Damon did not star in this movie. This action-packed movie takes the Bourne series to an explosive new level. The government’s intelligence community, on the verge of having their conspiracy exposed, will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs which of course included their agents. Agent Aaron Cross-Jeremy Renner, ends up using his genetically engineered skills to survive this ultimate game of cat-and-mouse so he can finish what Jason Bourne started. The Bourne Legacy also stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz and Academy Award nominee Edward Norton. Some critics called this a 'thrilling, edge-of-your-seat heart-pounder,” although it received only a 55% rating on the Tomatometer This was a far less favorable rating than any of the Bourne movies featuring Matt Damon.
As one reviewer said: A fine movie, in the end. And that's the problem. It's just fine. The first three "Bourne" movies were incredible.
All the Bourne films have been released in the US during the summer months. I tried to catch them during their releases. However when Jason Bourne was released in 2016, I was going to be in Scotland, hiking with friends. I had bought a North Face waterproof jacket from a great online site where I buy all my NorthFace clothing. This particular jacket keeps you dry on wet-weather adventures. This breathable, waterproof rain shell is designed with pit-zips for extra ventilation. Perfect for Scotland's misty, often wet coastal weather. You might have thought I was going to say we missed the film, but no. We flew into London and made a point of catching the opening at the Odeon Leicester Square. The red carpet affair was incredible, thanks to comp tickets we got from a friend. I didn't wear my NorthFace jacket to the opening, but it sure came in handy later in our trip.
I have enjoyed all the Borne movies, even the last. To gage how involved I become, my girlfriend will always ask me about half way through a movie (if we are streaming it) if I would rather be playing poker at my favorite online casino USA site. If I don't hesitate at all when I say "NO", then I am really engaged in the movie, if I hesitate, but still say "No", then I'm being entertained and the movie is ok. But if I say "Yes", then we usually move on to other entertainment, such as playing online casino poker. My girlfriend prefers online slot games, which I find pretty mindless. I prefer RTG games. That's Real Time Gaming Software is the most popular software package in terms of the number of USA online casinos that use it. The RTG software is very secure and fast offering a great selection of table games and online slots, but quite frankly, all the top gaming softwares, Rival, RTG, WGS, and Topgame are probably just fine. Sometimes I like to imagine Jason Bourne racking up the wins at an online casino such as Sun Palace Casino or Sloto Cash Casino, two of my favorite. Anyway, I digress.
In 2014, it was reported that Damon would once again portray the iconic super-spy Jason Bourne, in Bourne 5, with his old director friend, Paul Greengrass. I guess we will have to wait and see if that transpires.
The Bourne Ultimatum is directed by acclaimed British director Paul Greengrass and written by Tony Gilroy. It stars Golden Globe winner Matt Damon, Julia Stiles and Academy Award nominee Joan Allen, David Strathairn, and Paddy Considine co-star.
Rating: PG-13 (for violence and intense sequences of action)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Paul Greengrass
Written By: Tony Gilroy, Paul Attanasio, Tom Stoppard, George Nolfi, Scott Z. Burns
In Theaters: Aug 3, 2007 Wide
On DVD: Dec 11, 2007
Box Office: $227.4M
Runtime: 1 hr. 55 min.
Critics Consensus: The Bourne Ultimatum is an intelligent, finely tuned non-stop thrill ride. Another strong performance from Matt Damon and sharp camerawork from Paul Greengrass make this the finest installment of the Bourne trilogy. It received a whopping 93% on the TomatoMeter on the Rotten Tomatoes website. Audiences also loved it giving The Bourne Ultimatum a very decent 91% score.
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