The Bourne Legacy:

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'That guy'
So out today in the US and in the UK on Monday. Jeremy Renner takes over the Franchise.

Universal has been struggling for a few years now to get a franchise on the go, so that explains its return.

Thoughts? Reviews?

edited 10th Aug '12 4:48:01 AM by korpse_man

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2 Deboss10th Aug 2012 09:13:34 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
We can only hope that Samuel L Jackson shows up at the end to recruit him. What with being Ultimate Hawkeye and all.
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Just saw it. Renner was good. Norton stole every scene he was in like always.
^^I Am Bourne!? You think you're some kind of super spy?! How'd you like to spy for yo country?

^That's good to hear, I love Norton so I guess I'll check this out after all.

edited 10th Aug '12 4:20:33 PM by ShadowScythe

Mystical Monkey Master
It's norton him being on camara makes the scene 10 times better.
6 phoenixdaughterAM12th Aug 2012 01:05:21 PM from Cursed college , Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
7 ccoa13th Aug 2012 06:56:22 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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I saw it and enjoyed it. Better than average action movie with a love interest who is not just The Load.
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Jeremy Renner was loads of fun. Agreement on Rachel Weisz not being the load. It was a little hard to follow, some of the action was confusing. Honestly I kinda want to see it again, but I won't until it's on Redbox.
10 Deboss14th Aug 2012 11:47:48 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Saw it, liked it. Was surprised when Dr Rosen showed up. Was disappointed that Fury didn't. Alas.

edited 14th Aug '12 11:48:01 PM by Deboss

'That guy'
So the CIA sets up a super-soldier programme, that messes up. So they started another one, that messes up. So they start up two others. One of which they have to abort. Whats the trope for that?

Well it was okay. Renners somewhat rebellious agent being a contrast with Bourne's more sedate hero was interesting. Norton turns up for a paycheck. But I did like as other's have said Weiz not being completely standard love interest. Loved that she took out the Villain.

The film is very much 'Hey guys we are totally going to have a trilogy!'.

edited 15th Aug '12 1:29:56 PM by korpse_man

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12 ccoa15th Aug 2012 04:34:20 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Yeah. My main two complaints about the film are that it's mostly a setup for the next two films; very little was resolved. And that the chase scene at the end ran a little long. My husband was actually yawning midway through.
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I agree with the "Must set up another trilogy" aspect, the final chase scene ended spectacularly enough but I was hoping for something a bit more resolute to the story, otherwise it just sort of ends and leaves things wide open. Overall the only real issue I have with it is that there is not quite enough plot to justify the running time, both the Alaska scenes and the final chase were a little long winded. 115 minutes would have been just about perfect instead of 135 minutes.

Renner matches the physicality that Damon brought to the series and I might add he makes Aaron Cross more sympathetic than another actor might have taken the role. Cross is actually very selfish throughout the film (constantly begging people for his chems), but he does it with a layer of desperation and otherwise good heart that keeps him from being too one-note.

I did enjoy the look into the background process of Treadstone, Blackbriar and examining how much support those programs had to have in order to function. It confirmed the hints in the original about them being more than just Charles Atlas Superpower but being actually chemically enhanced Super Soldiers. And Norton's comment "We aren't going to touch Bourne, we're here in case things go the way we think they are going" was a good hint to the audience on what to expect.
14 Frogger517th Aug 2012 08:10:41 PM from The Whole Sort of General Mish Mash , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Saw it yesterday. The main problem I had with the movie was the lack of resolution at the end. I enjoyed watching Jeremy Renner quite a lot, and think that they made good decisions when creating Aaron Cross. Not only that, but it wetted my appetite for the new James Bond film.
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Saw it today. I think it was good, or at least good enough to be a Bourne movie. I'm hoping for more.
16 Nohbody21st Aug 2012 01:53:54 PM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
I'd have to re-watch the first three Bourne films to compare them to Legacy, but overall I wasn't bothered by the $7 (matinee price, Greenville SC) I paid to see it. Could've done with a bit less of the fast flashy camera stuff, though, but that seems pretty common in action films nowadays.

As for the "selfish" part, given his circumstances I don't really fault him for the insistence. After you've been "best of the best", dropping down to almost clinical moron level (how I read the "add 12 IQ points to qualify" comment) is a pretty significant hit.

(Not that requirements for the military work that way, but... well, Follywood. tongue )
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