The Bourne Legacy 2012

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This film moves away from the central Bourne character (played in the opening trilogy by Matt Damon) to focus on a new protagonist, CIA operative Aaron Cross.

Starring:
Scott Glenn, Oscar Isaac
Runtime:
2 hours 15 minutes

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The Bourne Legacy

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Tony Gilroy
Starring Scott Glenn, Oscar Isaac
Supporting actors Jeremy Renner, Albert Finney, Rachel Weisz, Stacy Keach, Joan Allen
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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129 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. W. Graham TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Aug 2012
Format: Blu-ray
The Bourne Legacy isn't a remake or reboot or rewhatever of the Bourne movies. It's a continuation of the series with a brand new lead actor and characters. Past events from previous films are mentioned and past characters, appearances from David Straithairn, Albert Finney and Joan Allen as their characters from the movies ensure continuity yet the whole film starts afresh with a new assassin, Aaron Cross played by Jeremy Renner on the run from the same government agency hunting Bourne and they are still hunting him according to the movie it's just you don't see it here on screen. Edward Norton and Rachel Weiss are the new cast members and although good they have both done better as has Jeremy Renner as Cross. It's a slow but tense start which sees Treadstone covering their tracks by killing or silencing anyone that could uncover and reveal their work but the 2nd half of the movie has some good action. There are ways the series could continue, either returning Matt Damon to the series or by carrying on with Jeremy Renner but maybe it's time to give the series a rest. Ok and worth a watch just not as good as the first three films in the series especially the excellent The Bourne Ultimatum.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David P TOP 50 REVIEWER on 17 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
It was always going to be tough making a follow up to this phenomenal series without Matt Damon in it. Overall, this isn't a bad attempt - but I did indeed fall asleep about 15 minutes in... thankfully my wife kicked me, and I'm glad she did because get the turgid, slightly confusing start out of the way, and the second two-thirds of this are really quite good.

I found the prominence of the "where are my meds?" angle a little incongruous considering there was no reference to this problem being faced by Jason in the previous films, and the ease with which it was "cured" was a bit childish I think. I also found the snippets of previous films and characters rather awkward - if you knew the previous films well, they weren't a very good way of weaving the stories together, and if you didn't, they were useless - but the pursuit and action sequences, beginning in Marta's house, are very good.

The apparent finality of the ending of Ultimatum has also been rather clumsily undone again now - but this does at least open the door to the possibility of a fifth story, and it is quite easy to see how Damon and Renner could be in it together. There is no doubt that this would be popular with fans. If this is the plan then I hope they can get Matt Damon interested, I have heard him say previously in interviews that he wasn't interested to revisit the character.
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129 of 145 people found the following review helpful By December Hare on 9 Sep 2012
Format: DVD
Okay, so the original Bourne movies ( based on a series of Robert Ludlum thrillers ) followed the amnesiac super-'assassin' Jason Bourne through his attempts to recover his memory and understand how he came to possess a rather interesting skill set (gadget-master; amateur spiderman; martial arts-guru) while simultaneously avoiding the evil clutches of 'bent' US agencies and other similarly skilled bad-guys from Operation Treadstone. The last movie ended as the first one had begun with JB face down in cold water.... alive/dead? - well; if you don't already know, then go and watch one of the best movie franchises to date for the answer.
Nevertheless the premise, that Jason Bourne was not the only one of these agents, was there from the original movie. This is where the Bourne Legacy takes off.
Jeremy Renner plays another agent from Operation Treadstone minding his own business in the icy wastes of North America and getting tooled up to kill and maim; until, that is, that his employers decide that he needs more than just a P45- the operation, and it's agents need to be 'wound up' thanks to Jason Bourne who seems have fallen under the radar of The Guardian (newspaper) - and what follows are a series of "mopping up" scenes reminiscent of The Godfather and Revenge of the Sith- as Treadstoners are sent to 'swim with the fishes'. This is the cue for our man to stand up, and for the mayhem to begin.

What I really enjoyed about the movie was how the thread of the storyline was woven into the fabric of the previous films plot before threading off into it's own original material. Yes this is set firmly in the already well envisaged Bourne Universe with characters from the previous movies (Pamela Landy) still alive and well. (even one of the Dead ones is up and running- albeit briefly!
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54 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Scaroth, Last of the Jagaroth on 16 Aug 2012
Format: DVD
Well I have to say I'm taken aback by the ferocious negativity of the three reviews posted here so far. I thought that Renner and Weisz made a great team and injected fresh vigour into a series that seemed to have run its course. Yes there's too much technobabble, and yes the film sags a little in the middle, as if not sure exactly where it's going, however it is still a vibrant and intelligent spy movie that re-energises the formula and provides further opportunities for the series to live on - provided of course that 'Bourne 5' comes up with an original plot..!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jones the Film on 10 Dec 2012
Format: DVD
I was hesitant to rent this movie as I thought this may be a case of over-egging what had been a previous excellent trilogy of Bourne movies. But I was pleasantly surprised.

The film opens at just the right pace to allow the the viewer to bond with our replacement Bourne. The pace throughout the film was excellent and the entire cast worked well together. I thought Jeremy Renner did an excellent job as our lead man.

I got a bit confused with all the tablets these agents were taking ('chems' as they say in the film) as I don't remember the original Bourne having to pop pills on a regular basis (maybe I am wrong?).

However, its a good script that blends in the historical story line of Jason Bourne running around Europe on his quest to find himself and expose Treadstone.

Yes, well worth the effort. Looking forward to the next instalment.
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