The Bourne Supremacy

Year Released: 2004
Main Stars: Matt Damon
Last watched: 14th April 2011
Number Watches: 3 times I think.

It’s the Bourne Identity again. No, really, it’s the same film. Matt is trying to be the same innocent Jason Bourne and capture the same mystery of the amnesia. The CIA are still the baddies although this time there is a softer, more understanding side, and the fight and car chases are still violent and nasty.

The tension is created at times rather than being inherent so there is definitely a “been there, done that” feel that wont go away however it’s not bad on first viewing. It’s the subsequent viewings that don’t hold up and that’s were a film needs to be these days to get a look in for my collection.

Good points:

–          Bit of a switch as Bourne takes the offensive quickly and then gets the Pamela Landi CIA boss to work for him.

–          That girl who was in the first film.

–          Still has a good hardness about it and despite my doubts of the amnesia it still makes it enticing to watch.

–          Still has a nice Bond like quality what with the locations and Bournes well thought out strategies.

Bad points:

–          Shaky camera, I hate shaky camera.

–          Some of the lines, acting and CIA angst are a bit over the top corny.

–          The use of computers can be a bit pants. Do screens really make bing bing noises when someone types? Do people really use the keyboard to start and stop programs? Where are the mouse clicks? To be honest this is not massively bad compared to others but since the government part is mainly office based it would have been nice to get that bit right.

When watching it I can keep watching. It just doesn’t entice me to do so.

Verdict:

Keep DVD?
Yes but as part of the set, not on it’s own.
Watch if on TV?
Sometimes. It’s not one I’d like to over do.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
A bit of hard snoggin as a bit of rough one-night stand.

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