I was really looking forward to this. The original 3 Damon films were excellent. The Legacy film with Hawkeye in the lead role was awful. I took my dad with me on Saturday to see this, he’s 76 but liked the Bourne films as well. The true mark of a great film is when you find yourself having to watch it when you are channel surfing, it’s late and it’s already been running for 20 minutes. Bourne 1-3 hit that criteria.
I was also conscious they had, literally, years to get the script right. Encouraging interview in Empire suggesting the film would touch on topical events like Snowdon and privacy in the modern age.
Instead it was operation re-tread stone. A direct lift of the first film with work on computers portrayed in a OP’s room while agents try to locate Bourne. Another rehash of earlier plot lines (there’s something else you don’t know about your past) a sub plot about the cia and a tech company that isn’t fully developed.
The old films had innovative fight choreography that changed the genre and forced Bond to change as well. The new film jettisons this and gives us a ridiculous car chase with the gritty realism replaced by a Bond/Fast and Furious law of physics, where the Paris hotel Vegas remains in view despite cars travelling the strip st speed.
What a massive, honking disappointment. Damon appeared disinterested as well. He’s largely silent throughout. Haven’t felt this cross with a film since MOS.