Wednesday, 4 April 2007

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) - ickleReview (TV)

Sequel to The Bourne Identity. A CIA operation goes wrong in Berlin. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is implicated even though he was in Goa at the time. A Russian agent attempts to kill him. Bourne gets angry and goes after the CIA to find out why they won't leave him alone. He gets nightmares and headaches. Are they flashbacks or premonitions?

Brian Cox is a cynical old CIA suit close to retirement. He was involved with Bourne when he was being trained as a new breed of young agent. He doesn't like taking orders from a woman (Joan Allen).

With lots of hand-held camera work and a pounding soundtrack, the action is relentless. There's a brutal agent vs. agent fight in a Munich apartment, another whiplash car chase in Moscow, and a pleasing level of realism in the fact that Bourne hurts his leg and keeps the limp for the rest of the film.

Nugget: director Paul Greengrass raises the bar for secret agent action movies. Thanks to this franchise, Bond got better.

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