The Bourne series has always been a great experience for me, but I got to say that this one left me unfulfilled. I'm used to the heart-pounding pace of espionage-filled story plots in former Bournes, but this one let me down. Now, don't get me wrong Jermey Renner did his thing, but this one just didn't have as much zest as the others. It had the usual action in spots here and there with a few new twists, but it just didn't cut the rug.
In the other Bournes, Jason had a purpose of trying to find out his identity and would kill anyone who stood in the way of truth. In Bourne Legacy, Aaron's main objective appears to be just going "viral" and staying alive. There were not any standout surprise guests or top secret weapons which is what most
people love about the Original Bourne Trilogy. This movie also has a slow start which didn't help it much either, it took about a good 20-25 minutes for any real action to kick in.
Normally I don't review movies that have low replay value, but the funny thing is, I wanted to see this one. I didn't get a chance to watch it in the theater, so when I saw it at Redbox, I just had to get it. I just couldn't get into the whole super solider bit, I mean that era of movie went out with Jean-Claude Van Damme didn't it?. And what was Edward Norton doing in there? Was he supposed to be some sort of mastermind or something? I know it's not the actors' fault, as I'm sure the producers just wanted to milk it one last time, but come on really?
There were a few decent action scenes, as I said, but overall Bourne Legacy just isn't up to Unhinged standards. So watch this one if you want, but the best of Bourne is in the first three releases. Now if you watch it and have a different take on the film, your welcome to share below.