Following the arrest of the corrupt CIA Director at the end of the last film-and by that I mean Ultimatum, not Legacy-Robert Dewey has taken over the position and he is pretty much up to the same tricks that got the last guy thrown in prison.
Jason Bourne may lack the frenetic, fly-by-the-seat-of-your trousers feel of Supremacy and Ultimatum, but those sequels also went into production without a completed script, forcing Greengrass & Co.to make things up on the fly and create the film in editing. Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. He apologized and explains now: “I just was hurt, unexpectedly hurt, by the idea of a Bourne movie getting made without me”. “Paul said early on, that Jason Bourne couldn’t look like he has lived well these past 10 years. I feel like I’m at peace with it”, says Damon, laughing.
Nicky plans to get Jason hip to his real history and expose the CIA’s evil social media surveillance operation, but faster than you can say “Secret Agent Man” an assassin (Vincent Cassel) simply called, ‘the asset, ‘ shows up to make our hero’s life even more hard. (Pity the fool that meets with Bourne’s left cross.) Cut to Bourne’s trusty pal Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles), who has hacked a Central Intelligence Agency list of Black Ops, which is hilariously labeled “Black Ops”.
Besides the greenbacks, Damon also stated he would never come back without Greengrass directing the series. When he is onscreen, Jason Bourne feels more electric than in any of its auto chases, fistfights, or shoot-outs.
Add the trademark hair-raising auto chases and ingeniously choreographed fight scenes, marrying beautifully with a complex and politically relevant globe-trotting plot, and you have another classic Bourne film.
While appearing on Today to promote the latest installment of the Bourne franchise, Jason Bourne, the Oscar victor expressed his excitement in taking a small hiatus from the silver screen.
Though the character is synonymous with Damon, the actor was a surprise action choice when he was cast in director Doug Liman’s The Bourne Identity (2002). We know this because he quickly takes off his shirt to beat down a wannabe contender somewhere near the border of Greece and Albania.
Sure, they could just kill Bourne, but according to this movie’s gospel, he’s untouchable.
Matt revealed that the plot for Jason Bourne depended upon the fact that the main character was not happy and living well, which was something upon which Greengrass also believed. He also feeds into the idea that more is more and the vehicle chase at the end not only lasted for what seemed like forever, but was incredibly unrealistic… a auto can’t get hit that many times and still keep running.
As I sat down in the theater to watch the film, I felt like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, so excited about what surprises the next few moments would bring.
Jason Bourne did not want to be back in the spotlight.