History YMMV / TheBourneSeries

13th May '16 10:47:14 PM SunriseWarrior
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* BadassDecay: Lustbader changes Bourne from an unstoppable juggernaut into a whining wimp who wouldn't win without outside help. See Flanderization on the Literature page.

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* BadassDecay: Lustbader changes Bourne from an unstoppable juggernaut into a whining wimp who wouldn't win without outside help. See Flanderization on the Literature page.
22nd Feb '16 3:17:30 PM TARINunit9
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* SongAssociation: Music/{{Moby}}'s "Extreme Ways", due to it being used as the credits song for each movie. The first trailer for ''Jason Bourne'' only needed the song's ''first two notes'' to signify that the movie it was advertising was a Bourne movie.

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* SongAssociation: Music/{{Moby}}'s "Extreme Ways", due to it being used as the credits song for each movie. The first trailer for ''Jason Bourne'' only needed the song's ''first two notes'' notes''[[note]]A violin triad held for a whole note, admittedly pretty iconic[[/note]] to signify that the movie it was advertising was a Bourne movie.
8th Feb '16 9:28:16 PM TeraChimera
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* SongAssociation: Music/{{Moby}}'s "Extreme Ways", due to it being used as the credits song for each movie. The first trailer for ''Jason Bourne'' only needed the song's ''first two notes'' to signify that the movie it was advertising was a Bourne movie.
24th Jul '15 7:36:44 PM maxwellsilver
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** Though not technically a sequel, ''Legacy'' isn't receiving the same amount of praise that the Damon films did.

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** Though not technically a sequel, ''Legacy'' isn't receiving didn't receive the same amount of praise that the Damon films did.



** A notable aversion that is somewhere between this and SurprisinglyImprovedSequel. Each film is considered to be quite good and at the least on par with each other. Although there are a group of people who consider the third film the best due to having the highest {{HSQ}}.

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** A notable aversion that is somewhere between this and SurprisinglyImprovedSequel.EvenBetterSequel. Each film is considered to be quite good and at the least on par with each other. Although there are a group of people who consider the third film the best due to having the highest {{HSQ}}.
24th Jul '15 7:34:33 PM maxwellsilver
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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: One may argue that the Bourne series [[MyRealDaddy has two daddies]] with Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass. With ''The Bourne Identity'', director Doug Liman gave the film a unique style, but it was Paul Greengrass who would flesh it out in its sequels ''The Bourne Supremacy'' and ''The Bourne Ultimatum'', with Liman still involved as executive producer, garnering even greater acclaim. But when Greengrass turned down the offer to direct ''The Bourne Legacy'', Creator/MattDamon left with him, saying he wouldn't do any more movies without him, and Liman left too. This is part of why ''Legacy'' hasn't been as well-received as its predecessors. It should be noted that Tony Gilroy wrote all four films (and directed ''Legacy'').

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: One may argue that the Bourne series [[MyRealDaddy has two daddies]] with Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass. With ''The Bourne Identity'', director Doug Liman gave the film a unique style, but it was Paul Greengrass who would flesh it out in its sequels ''The Bourne Supremacy'' and ''The Bourne Ultimatum'', with Liman still involved as executive producer, garnering even greater acclaim. But when Greengrass turned down the offer to direct ''The Bourne Legacy'', Creator/MattDamon left with him, saying he wouldn't do any more movies without him, and Liman left too. This is part of why ''Legacy'' hasn't been wasn't as well-received as its predecessors. It should be noted that Tony Gilroy wrote all four films (and directed ''Legacy'').
6th May '15 5:39:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* DesignatedHero: Aaron Cross is really just an innocent man trying to survive, but demonstrates himself to be a fair bit more ruthless than Bourne is in trying to do that. In particular, he seemingly kills a couple of security guards at the Manila factory, damages a lot of their equipment for a distraction, and knocks out the plant manager for no other reason than to steal his watch.



* FoeYay: Landy and Vosen have a bit of this.
* HarsherInHindsight: In the beginning of ''Ultimatum'', Bourne revealing insider information about a top secret and sinister program run by an US government agency to a journalist working for ''The Guardian'' is bearing an eery resemblance to what Edward Snowden did six years after the movie's release.



* JustHereForGodzilla: Many Filipinos, especially Manileños, turned out to watch ''Legacy'' mostly because the last half takes place in Metro Manila.
* MemeticMutation: "He drove off the roof!" "WHAT?!" "''HE DROVE OFF THE ROOF!''"
* MyRealDaddy / OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: One may argue that the Bourne series [[HasTwoMommies has two daddies]] with Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass. With ''The Bourne Identity'', director Doug Liman gave the film a unique style, but it was Paul Greengrass who would flesh it out in its sequels ''The Bourne Supremacy'' and ''The Bourne Ultimatum'', with Liman still involved as executive producer, garnering even greater acclaim. But when Greengrass turned down the offer to direct ''The Bourne Legacy'', Creator/MattDamon left with him, saying he wouldn't do any more movies without him, and Liman left too. This is part of why ''Legacy'' hasn't been as well-received as its predecessors.
** It should be noted that Tony Gilroy wrote all four films (and directed ''Legacy'').
* NightmareFuel: In and out of universe. After Marta witnesses her colleague shoot everyone in her workroom, the CIA sent a team of therapists to see if she's got PTSD. [[spoiler: One of them holds her, while another forces her gun on her hand and presses it down to her head so it would look like she shoots herself. The worst part? They almost get away with it.]]
* RewatchBonus: In ''The Bourne Supremacy'', Bourne arrives in Berlin, he sees a nearby poster advertising the protest at Alexanderplatz, so he'd already been planning his confrontation with Landy and the CIA.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Many Filipinos, especially Manileños, turned out to watch ''Legacy'' mostly because the last half takes place in Metro Manila.
* MemeticMutation: "He drove off the roof!" "WHAT?!" "''HE DROVE OFF THE ROOF!''"
* MyRealDaddy /
OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: One may argue that the Bourne series [[HasTwoMommies [[MyRealDaddy has two daddies]] with Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass. With ''The Bourne Identity'', director Doug Liman gave the film a unique style, but it was Paul Greengrass who would flesh it out in its sequels ''The Bourne Supremacy'' and ''The Bourne Ultimatum'', with Liman still involved as executive producer, garnering even greater acclaim. But when Greengrass turned down the offer to direct ''The Bourne Legacy'', Creator/MattDamon left with him, saying he wouldn't do any more movies without him, and Liman left too. This is part of why ''Legacy'' hasn't been as well-received as its predecessors.
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predecessors. It should be noted that Tony Gilroy wrote all four films (and directed ''Legacy'').
* NightmareFuel: In and out of universe. After Marta witnesses her colleague shoot everyone in her workroom, the CIA sent a team of therapists to see if she's got PTSD. [[spoiler: One of them holds her, while another forces her gun on her hand and presses it down to her head so it would look like she shoots herself. The worst part? They almost get away with it.]]
* RewatchBonus: In ''The Bourne Supremacy'', Bourne arrives in Berlin, he sees a nearby poster advertising the protest at Alexanderplatz, so he'd already been planning his confrontation with Landy and the CIA.
''Legacy'').



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Several critics felt that Aaron Cross's dependence on constant medication to maintain his high intelligence and fear of losing it were one of his most interesting characteristics, and that it was disingenuous when [[spoiler:the enhancement is made permanent.]]

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Several critics felt that Aaron Cross's dependence on constant medication to maintain his high intelligence and fear of losing it were one of his most interesting characteristics, and that it was disingenuous when [[spoiler:the enhancement is made permanent.]]----
6th May '15 5:32:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* HerrDoktor: It's so subtle it may very well be just coincidental (he has no accent and no information on his background is given), but Albert Hirsch does at the very least have a German name.
29th Dec '14 11:34:12 AM omega05
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** It should be noted that Tony Gilroy wrote all four films (and directed ''Legacy'').
8th Jun '14 4:53:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: Eric Byer, chief of ThePurge in ''The Bourne Legacy''. This guy does not flinch at murdering his fellow countrymen, a lot of which have worked on the cause without knowing how their works are corrupted, simply out of very remote possibility that they may become witness in trial.
29th May '14 7:20:34 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* HarsherInHindsight: Bourne revealing insider information about a [[GovernmentConspiracy top secret and sinister program run by a government agency of the USA]] to a journalist working for ''The Guardian'' in the beginning of ''Ultimatum'' is bearing an eery resemblance to what Edward Snowden did one year after the movie's release.

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* HarsherInHindsight: In the beginning of ''Ultimatum'', Bourne revealing insider information about a [[GovernmentConspiracy top secret and sinister program run by a an US government agency of the USA]] to a journalist working for ''The Guardian'' in the beginning of ''Ultimatum'' is bearing an eery resemblance to what Edward Snowden did one year six years after the movie's release.
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