Saturday, 18 August 2012

'The Bourne Legacy' Review

Despite what you may have heard, Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy is actually really good; the problem is it really doesn't know what kind of film it actually is.

 Is it a sequel? A prequel? A reboot? Well, it's actually just your standard espionage thriller really just with Jeremy Renner being all super-human. He's snappin' necks and cashin' cheques bitches.

 Perhaps the film's biggest issue is that because it holds the Bourne name, audiences will enter with a level of expectation for action and intelligence, however what they will receive is lots of jargon-laden dialogue and very little action. Now this sounds like I really don't like the movie which couldn't be more incorrect. Despite it's flaws, this is still riveting and engrossing cinema with some staggering set pieces, wonderful cinematography, a brilliant climactic chase sequence and flawless performances; Renner and Rachel Weisz are simply fantastic.

 If you enter it with an open mind, you'll probably enjoy it more. Just don't go in expecting Jason...

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