The agency is at it again. With new secret operations in the works, Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) stumbles across Bourne’s past and wants to inform him of her findings. 10 years later, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is still keeping off the grid from the agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon. Hoping to draw him out of the shadows, CIA director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) assigns hacker and counterinsurgency expert Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander) to find him using Parsons. As she begins tracking the duo, Bourne finds himself back in action battling the network that utilizes terror and technology to maintain unchecked power.
I’ve always enjoyed the Bourne film series; the 2016 Jason Bourne movie is no different. Packed with action and suspense, the audience is taken on another wild ride. My main issue with the film is the repetitive similarities in the storyline from previous. Yes, we do get a different twist as we dive into Bourne’s past life and connection to his father, but we are given the same concept of him on the run taking action when needed to survive. The action scenes of him fighting hand to hand combat isn’t the best we’ve seen, nor are the vehicle chase scenes. One of my favorite things to see in the Bourne series is the fighting scene he does against the Assets. However, the film as a whole is still filled with quality action and meaningful connections to Bourne and his past.
If you’re trying to decide whether Jason Bourne is worth seeing in the theater, I would suggest it is. Matt Damon is obviously getting older, but he continues to deliver his great acting skills one film after another. I strongly recommend seeing this film.
Jason Bourne Review