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The Bourne Legacy, a review by Dragonfire

The Bourne Legacy

I enjoyed the first three Bourne movies overall, though I did have issues with them, especially the second and third ones.  I absolutely detested the shaky camera work and jerky editing in some of the action sequences. I was also unhappy about something else...
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This movie sort of overlaps events from the third movie - and possibly the end of the second has been so long since I saw the second movie that I can't remember for sure now.  People with connections to Treadstone and Blackbriar are panicking a bit when they learn that Jason has survived again.  Eric Byer, a new character for the series, is in control of the various top secret programs that are connected to Treadstone in some way.  Byer has a team start to go through things, looking for a way to save the newer programs - and cover their own behinds.  Byer decides that the only option is to do away with the current program, Operation Outcome and kill the active agents.  Aaron Cross is one of those agents and he manages to avoid being killed, but makes it appear like he has died.  He goes on the run, eventually meeting up with Marta, a doctor who was working on part of the program who also barely avoided being killed.  Byer goes to more extreme measures in efforts to kill Aaron and Marta.

Jason isn't actually in this movie, though he is mentioned several times.  The fact that he is still alive and possibly ready to expose Treadstone to the media pushes Byer to make the decisions he does.  Outcome is a different program than Treadstone, but there are similarities as well.  Aaron has had something done to him that has changed him.  I think having a different main character ends up working well for the movie.  It was set up in the first movies that Jason wasn't the only agent in Treadstone and I think it makes sense that the CIA would have continued to move forward with similar programs, adjusted for better results.  Aaron doesn't have the memory issue that Jason has, but he has somethingelse to deal with in addition to trying to stay alive.  The plot is entertaining and interesting and I think it is a good addition to the series. 

The action scenes are done well and Aaron is impressive in fights.  There isn't too much of the jerky camera work, though a lot of quick edits are used later in the movie during a chase scene.  That did make it a little harder to keep track of everything.  It seems like there is a little less action than there was in the previous movies.  The violence isn't too extreme, though there is one scene that I really could have done without seeing.  The characters are interesting, though none of them are developed as much as they could have been.  Jeremy Renner is really good as Aaron.  Marta is a fairly smart and resourceful woman who manages to deal fairly well with what is going on.  Rachel Weiz is good in the part.  Byer serves as the main villain in the movie since he is the one ordering all the killing.  He is very focused and determined to accomplish certain things, no matter the cost.  Edward Norton handles the part well.  A few characters from the previous movies are briefly in a few scenes without doing that much. 

Overall, I really enjoyed The Bourne Legacy.  It is a good addition to the series and I think it opens up further possibilities for movies.

I did get a review posted on Epinions if anyone would like to take a look.

The Bourne Legacy

(From The Bourne Legacy on August 14th, 2012)

Member's Reviews

Can't Hardly Wait, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: Can't Hardly Wait
Year: 1998
Director: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
Rating: PG-13
Length: 100 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital Stereo, French: Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, French

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Ethan Embry
Charlie Korsmo
Lauren Ambrose
Peter Facinelli

Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Production Notes
Music Videos
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
While I did enjoy this movie... it was definitely fun to watch... I found it to be very predictable. But I did enjoy watching a young Jennifer Love Hewitt (19 at the time) and seeing a few other familiar faces (Seth Green and cameos from Jenna Elfman & Jerry O'Connell). This really is not a movie I can relate much to since I was never much of a party person. I never bothered with them even back when I was a teen. But the movie had it's moments... had a few laughs for me... so worth checking out. Just not one I will be watching too often.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes on January 16th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Veronica Mars Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Veronica Mars
Season 3 Disc 3

9. Spit & Eggs
The coaster isn't clear: A coaster treated with a date-rape drug indicator leads Veronica to the campus rapist. Logan makes a decision about his relationship with Veronica. And Dean O'Dell discovers his wife's infidelity.

My Thoughts:
What an episode! An excellent conclusion to the rapist storyline... and the start of the next multi-episode mystery. I loved every minute of this one!

My Rating:

10. Show Me the Monkey
O'Dell's "suicide" may be patterned after the murder Veronica devised for her criminology class. And Mac is attracted to the leader of a campus animal rights group accused of nabbing a lab monkey.

My Thoughts:
A good episode. Though I got to say... I never cared much for Logan. And I especially never cared for him with Veronica. in this season I always wanted her to get with Piz. In this episode.... so close yet so far.

My Rating:

11. Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves
Comic-Con, prime spot for babe action! Max asks Veronica to find his one-night-stand soul mate, a 'Battlestar Galactica' fan who turns out to be a hooker. Meanwhile, Keith follows up on Dean O'Dell's death.

My Thoughts:
A pretty good episode... though not one of my favorites. Going nuts over a hooker you didn't know was a hooker is one thing. But after you find out... going to the extremes this guy did is just unbelievable.

My Rating:

12. There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill
Someone slips Tim's squeeze (who's also Dick's squeeze) RU486 to make her miscarry a baby she didn't want to lose. Can Veronica discover the who and the how? Her investigation crosses paths with the O'Dell case.

My Thoughts:
This is another episode I liked quite a bit. It ha a good weekly mystery. And I must say I had to laugh when Keith and Veronica Mars went undercover together... and they said their names were Carson Drew and his assistant Nancy. For those that don't know... Carson is the name of Nancy Drew's father.

My Rating:

Disc 3 Thoughts:
Another disc I really enjoyed. I liked all the episodes to some degree. Once again there is no extras on this disc.

(From Veronica Mars Marathon on April 19th, 2010)