History Film / TheBourneSeries

12th Apr '17 5:38:26 AM BadgerBadger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) is one of Bourne's field handlers on an extremely sensitive mission and apparently has beyond Top Secret clearance given what she is involved in (monitoring ''all'' of the Treadstone field agents). In other words, significantly more dangerous to the Agency than Bourne is if she screws up, or if something was missed in her vetting and she is less than 100% loyal. When the movie was filmed, Julia Stiles was a very young looking ''twenty-one.'' There's an attempted {{lampshade|Hanging}} Lampshade in ''Supremacy'' when Nicky explains her cover was an exchange student studying in Paris. In the fifth film, she's identified as being in her early-mid 30s, and since the film is set 12 years after ''Ultimatum'' this trope comes up again.

to:

** Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) is one of Bourne's field handlers on an extremely sensitive mission and apparently has beyond Top Secret clearance given what she is involved in (monitoring ''all'' of the Treadstone field agents). In other words, significantly more dangerous to the Agency than Bourne is if she screws up, or if something was missed in her vetting and she is less than 100% loyal. When the movie was filmed, Julia Stiles was a very young looking ''twenty-one.'' There's an attempted {{lampshade|Hanging}} Lampshade in ''Supremacy'' when Nicky explains her cover was an exchange student studying in Paris. In the fifth film, she's identified as being in her early-mid 30s, and since the film is set 12 years after ''Ultimatum'' this trope comes up again.
4th Jan '17 1:24:54 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CaliforniaDoubling: Spectacularly averted for the most part, with only a few minor exceptions:
** Scenes from Zürich and the French countryside in ''Identity'' were filmed in the Czech Republic (in and around Prague), The skyline of and scene taking place in Amsterdam in Supremacy are probably filmed there as well and the very brief re-appearance of Moscow in ''Ultimatum'' was filmed around old [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany GDR]] era buildings in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}.
** In ''Ultimatum'' they filmed a scene set at the Waterloo train station on location, but there was no way they could get the location shut down for filming, so they just worked around the crowd. It generally worked alright as they put up signs to please ignore the film crew.
** Calgary, Alberta served as Alaska, but that doesn't mean Jeremy Renner didn't actually get into glacier water with little protection.
11th Oct '16 5:01:11 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message
11th Oct '16 5:01:10 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AscendedExtra: Creator/JuliaStiles character Nicky was a very minor character in ''Identity'', and would have been completely overlooked if it wasn't someone with Stiles name recognition playing her. She returned in ''Supremacy'' with an enlarged role based on her involvement with Treadstone in the first film. In ''Ultimatum'' she ends up becoming a co-protagonist with Bourne, using her knowledge of mission protocol to help root out a Blackbriar assassin and hinting that they knew each other before Jason signed up for Treadstone.

to:

* AscendedExtra: Creator/JuliaStiles character Nicky was a very minor character in ''Identity'', and would have been completely overlooked if it wasn't someone with Stiles name recognition playing her. She returned in ''Supremacy'' with an enlarged role based on her involvement with Treadstone in the first film. In ''Ultimatum'' she ends up becoming a co-protagonist with Bourne, using her knowledge of mission protocol to help root out a Blackbriar assassin and hinting that they knew each other before Jason signed up for Treadstone. In ''Jason Bourne'', she discovers more about Bourne's life as David Webb [[spoiler:which gets her killed by the same CIA asset that killed Bourne's father]].
3rd Sep '16 9:30:02 AM Saveelich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TrilogyCreep: The third film tied things up nicely, though leaving them open ended in case Matt Damon wanted to return as Bourne. When he passed on ''Legacy'' due to Greengrass' lack of involvement, a new character played by Jeremy Renner was written-in. However, as the top of the page explains, a fifth film starring Damon and directed by Greengrass will be released in 2016.

to:

* TrilogyCreep: The third film tied things up nicely, though leaving them open ended in case Matt Damon wanted to return as Bourne. When he passed on ''Legacy'' due to Greengrass' lack of involvement, a new character played by Jeremy Renner was written-in. However, as the top of the page explains, a A fifth film starring Damon and directed by Greengrass will be was released in 2016.
31st Aug '16 4:32:30 AM Saveelich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MrFanservice: Whenever Bourne [[ShirtlessScene takes his shirt off]].
* MythArc: The overarching storyline across all movies is about illegal superhuman assassin projects that are controlled by ethically bankrupt American government officials.
* NeverForgottenSkill: Jason Bourne is introduced with having amnesia. However, his memory loss does not affect his combat skills in the slightest.
* [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Skills as the Plot Demands]]: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the first film; Bourne has a ton of skills that help him disappear, beat people up and kill. He doesn't know about most of them until he has to use them; best demonstrated when a couple cops try to arrest him for sleeping on a park bench. A few seconds later they're both disabled and he is standing over them with one of their service pistols, a look of utter bewilderment on his face.



* MrFanservice: Guess who.
* MythArc: the overarching storyline across all movies is about illegal superhuman assassin projects that are controlled by ethically bankrupt American government officials.
* NeverForgottenSkill: Jason Bourne is introduced with having amnesia. However, his memory loss does not affect his combat skills in the slightest.
* [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Skills as the Plot Demands]]: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the first film; Bourne has a ton of skills that help him disappear, beat people up and kill. He doesn't know about most of them until he has to use them; best demonstrated when a couple cops try to arrest him for sleeping on a park bench. A few seconds later they're both disabled and he is standing over them with one of their service pistols, a look of utter bewilderment on his face.
31st Aug '16 4:29:03 AM Saveelich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The success of the first three films [[FollowTheLeader helped influence the style of many films]], including the gritty direction of the rebooted ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and especially ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.

to:

The success of the first three films [[FollowTheLeader helped influence the style of many action films]], including the gritty direction of the rebooted ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and especially ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
31st Aug '16 4:28:26 AM Saveelich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The success of the first three films helped influence the style of many films, including the gritty direction of the rebooted ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and especially ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.

to:

The success of the first three films [[FollowTheLeader helped influence the style of many films, films]], including the gritty direction of the rebooted ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and especially ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
24th Aug '16 8:48:21 AM Saveelich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A [[TrilogyCreep series]] of action films tenuously ([[InNameOnly pretty tenuously]]) based on the [[Literature/TheBourneSeries Robert Ludlum books of the same name]] and starring Creator/MattDamon. It revolutionized SpyFiction for its simplicity and glamourless grittiness (as opposed to TuxedoAndMartini), as well as for having a smart protagonist, globetrotting (with virtually zero CaliforniaDoubling), well-crafted suspense and aggressive action sequences. Jason Bourne is an amnesiac who finds himself with [[ProfessionalKiller super-assassin]] skills and has to stay on the run from former employers and whoever else wants to manipulate him to evil ends. Each movie follows a slightly different story but retains some basic elements of Bourne eluding government custody, killing a fellow assassin with some household implement and going for an innovative and harrowing car chase.

to:

A [[TrilogyCreep series]] of action films tenuously ([[InNameOnly pretty tenuously]]) based on the [[Literature/TheBourneSeries Robert Ludlum books of the same name]] and starring Creator/MattDamon. It revolutionized SpyFiction in movies for its simplicity and glamourless grittiness (as opposed to TuxedoAndMartini), as well as for having a smart protagonist, globetrotting (with virtually zero CaliforniaDoubling), well-crafted suspense and aggressive action sequences. Jason Bourne is an amnesiac who finds himself with [[ProfessionalKiller super-assassin]] skills and has to stay on the run from former employers and whoever else wants to manipulate him to evil ends. Each movie follows a slightly different story but retains some basic elements of Bourne eluding government custody, killing a fellow assassin with some household implement and going for an innovative and harrowing car chase.
24th Aug '16 8:47:29 AM Saveelich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A [[TrilogyCreep series]] of action films tenuously ([[InNameOnly pretty tenuously]]) based on the [[Literature/TheBourneSeries Robert Ludlum books of the same name]] and starring Creator/MattDamon. It revolutionized the spy genre for its simplicity and glamourless grittiness (as opposed to TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction), as well as for having a smart protagonist, globetrotting (with virtually zero CaliforniaDoubling), well-crafted suspense and aggressive action sequences. Jason Bourne is an amnesiac who finds himself with [[ProfessionalKiller super-assassin]] skills and has to stay on the run from former employers and whoever else wants to manipulate him to evil ends. Each movie follows a slightly different story but retains some basic elements of Bourne eluding government custody, killing a fellow assassin with some household implement and going for an innovative and harrowing car chase.

to:

A [[TrilogyCreep series]] of action films tenuously ([[InNameOnly pretty tenuously]]) based on the [[Literature/TheBourneSeries Robert Ludlum books of the same name]] and starring Creator/MattDamon. It revolutionized the spy genre SpyFiction for its simplicity and glamourless grittiness (as opposed to TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction), TuxedoAndMartini), as well as for having a smart protagonist, globetrotting (with virtually zero CaliforniaDoubling), well-crafted suspense and aggressive action sequences. Jason Bourne is an amnesiac who finds himself with [[ProfessionalKiller super-assassin]] skills and has to stay on the run from former employers and whoever else wants to manipulate him to evil ends. Each movie follows a slightly different story but retains some basic elements of Bourne eluding government custody, killing a fellow assassin with some household implement and going for an innovative and harrowing car chase.
This list shows the last 10 events of 470. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.TheBourneSeries