“I really don’t know what to do with this movie. I mean, of course I was excited to see Matt Damon back in action as Jason Bourne. I love Jason Bourne. But you gotta admin the films all kinda blur together. I knew exactly what to expect, and that’s exactly what I got, and so I can’t help feel underwhelmed by it all.
There was a pretty great climactic action sequence through Las Vegas at the end that was very fun and exciting. The rest of it, we’ve pretty much all seen before. Jason wandering around through some foreign locale, trying not to be seen, trying to subvert the authorities tracking him, trying to find out something about his past. Lather, rinse, repeat, even so many years later.
Among the few new elements, we’ve got recent Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and veteran Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones. They of course gave us some fresh energy and weight, but are they really all that different from Joan Allen or Edward Norton last time?
Yeah so anyways, there wasn’t anything wrong with it per say, except maybe the typical slow burn pace, but there wasn’t anything to excite me. And maybe (definitely) I’m jaded from going to the movies too often, especially during a very in your face summer, but if you’re gonna revisit a beloved franchise so many years later, you can’t just bank on the excitement of the return being enough. You gotta give me more, and I don’t think Jason Bourne really did that. And that makes me a sad panda.
Jason Bourne – \m/ \m/ \n”