Just when the CIA finally felt they were rid of Jason Bourne, another lost operative surfaces. Operative Aaron Cross is dependent upon organization chemicals for his physical and mental stability but the time has come for him to kick the habit. With help from a CIA doctor he sets out to find the truth, and a cure.
Jeremy Renner (Aaron), Scott Glenn (Ezra), Stacy Keach (Turso), Edward Norton (Byer), Donna Murphy (Dita), Rachel Weisz (Dr. Marta Shearing), Tony Guida (Benezara), Michael Chernus (ingram), Corey Stoll (Zev).
The Bourne Legacy starts off well enough with decent action while attempting to pick up where the last film left off. From there the plot gets more than a little confusing and feels largely incoherent. Toward the end of the film the story finally finds some coherence and brings things back together for a somewhat predictable ending.
Acting was decent with Renner doing a good job with both the drama and the action. Weisz played against him well and the two seemed to have good energy. Norton also fit well, bringing good depth to his role. The remainder of the supporting cast was solid and presented well.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were solid and had a quality feel as would be expected from the franchise. Physical effects were good, though a few were completely over the top and almost obviously impossible. Dialogue was decent and moved the story along well, while sound and soundtrack were decent.
Overall The Bourne Legacy is a decent entry in the action adventure genre, but a bit disappointing as an entry in the franchise. The plot seems a bit thin and disjointed and the action a bit over the top at times. Fans of the franchise will likely be lukewarm on this one.
With plenty of violence this should be fine for teens and above.
The Bourne Legacy is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Espionage Action, Mystery
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