I should write tabloid headlines, really.
Regardless of how much love the Bourne movies get, it was time for a change and some new blood. I liked the first three, but if this had been a fourth Damon-led Bourne, I’m sure I would be feeling sequel-fatigue by now – successful fourth entries are far and few between. But if they’re absolutely going to do it anyway, may aswell shake things up.
So while it may have been bourne of studio-greed (last one, I promise), the new direction nonetheless seemed interesting and promising – Renner was “fresh” and “cool” and “hot” and “with it” and Gilroy was a mainstay of the franchise. I was excited to see if they could take what was so great about the originals and point it in a slightly different direction.
And that’s what they’ve done, essentially – albeit not entirely successfully. Continue reading