|Title:||The Bourne Ultimatum|
|02.22.09||DVD|| At some point I realized that I had the first two Bourne movies but not the third, so I bought it. And watched it. This series pretty much holds up. I still much prefer the first film to Paul Greengrass's palsy camera work but whatever... the scripts are relatively intelligent and Damon fills the role nicely.|
Also, Fallout 3 was awesome and Bully was very fun. I watched that show Sons of Anarchy in preparation for GGTA4's The Lost and The Damned and found it to be a very entertaining show. Most of the talent (except Charlie Hunnam who I still think is a bit too pretty boy to be convinceingly rough n tumble) are actors who I would love to see in 70s biker flicks and aside from the whole Hamlet thing, the episodic plotlines and most of the characters ring true to my cinematic mind. Biker movie fans might want to check it out if they're jonesing.
|12.25.07||Friend's House||Merry Christmas!|
|08.06.07||Cinemark Pflugerville|| The third Bourne movie, again directed by Greengrass. While I like the idea of his documentary approach to shooting action, I also like (as I've gone on and on about many times before) being able to tell what the hell is going on. So I really liked the parts of this movie that I could follow, but still remember fondly the first film's attention to actually showing you all the fancy moves Bourne's doing. The first one he fought a dude with a pen, the second one it was a rolled up magazine. This one's a hardback book. I think. The sound effects made it sound kinda like he was fighting with a hardback book at one point and I think I saw a few frames of one here or there but I guess I'll have to watch it on my computer monitor when the DVD comes out to make sure.|
I think some pretty spectacular stunts were in this movie though. I caught glimpses of some awesome dirtbike stuff and the car chase at the end (even though I had less of a clue than the tunnel stunt in the last movie) seemed to end like it was pretty huge... sigh...
All the other stuff I really liked though. I thought it was on par with the other two in terms of being smart and at least trying for realism and replacing the government threats of Brian Cox and Joan Allen with Albert Finney and David Strathairn are pretty sweet. Allen and Stiles are still good in their roles and Bourne is badass as always. I wish I knew my way around the rooftops of Tangiers... It was also good to see Scott Glenn again even though he's really old now. He has more wrinkles than he knows what to do with.
So Ultimately I liked it. I liked the callbacks to the first film and the resolutions at the end and think it's a really solid action trilogy. Nitpicking, I would've cut the very last shot and stayed with the music and Stiles' smile but then again I also would've used a tripod every once in a while so that's just me. Good movie though.