JASON BOURNE (12)
D: Paul Greengrass
Universal/Captivate/Perfect World/Pearl Street (Paul Greengrass, Gregory Goodman, Frank Marshall, Jeffrey M. Weiner, Ben Smith & Matt Damon)
USA 🇺🇸 2016
W: Paul Greengrass & Christopher Rouse [based on characters created by Robert Ludlum]
DP: Barry Ackroyd
Ed: Christopher Rouse
Mus: John Powell & David Buckley
Matt Damon (Jason Bourne), Tommy Lee Jones (Robert Dewey), Alicia Vikander (Heather Lee), Vincent Cassel (The Asset), Julia Stiles (Nicolette Parsons), Riz Ahmed (Aaron Kalloor)
The studio still has money to make from the franchise, but since The Bourne Legacy wasn't as successful as they hoped, this sequel reverts back to type and follows the same blueprints laid down by the original trilogy (The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy & The Bourne Ultimatum).
Secret agent Jason Bourne is brought out of hiding when CIA secrets are unearthed by his former associate Nicolette Parsons, making them both a target for assassination.
The plot simply goes through the same motions seen before, but only in a really boring way, bringing none of the cunning, intrepid skill or brilliant choreographed action scenes with it.
A cash-grab. Nothing more, nothing less, with an ending open for yet another promise of adventure dangling on the horizon.