Monday, 30 March 2009

Thoughts on the Bourne Trilogy

I've only recently seen the Bourne films. Starring Matt Damon they are about Jason Bourne, a man who has lost his memory and is determined to find out who he is. Slightly tricky is the fact that people keep trying to kill him... but one of the first things that he finds out about himself is that he has exceptional survival skills (along with a killer instinct, multiple passports, etc...)

The Bourne Identity sets the scene and is an okay film, but personally I found it to be a lot of action without much story.

The Bourne Supremacy is far superior, with a much stronger storyline and more interesting characters.

The Bourne Ultimatum finishes the series and is much like the second with strong action scenes and a good storyline. Wasn't too impressed by some of the character development but you can't have everything.

Overall if you like spy thrillers and similar types of films, you'll definitely enjoy the second and third films. If you value action ahead of storyline, you will probably enjoy the first more than I did too.

Trailers for all three Bourne films:

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