Flash Movie Review: Jason Bourne

It was time; the house he grew up in was standing empty. He had moved up a level and now was part of the older generation within the family. His childhood home sat on a quiet street, though back then it was not the case. The house was home base for all of his friends to come over and hang out. With a jungle gym and swings, there was always something to do on a lazy summer day. But now as he walked up the front stairs there was only the echo of memories from his youth. Once inside the house he saw some of the same furnishings that were part of his childhood. There was the old wooden rocking chair where his mother would rock him to sleep in her lap. The paintings on the wall, which were used by him to create stories to amuse his parents, now hung crookedly as if they were exhausted from all the years they had been hanging up by only nails in the wall. Anything he wanted in the house he had already received from his parents while they were alive; he was there now to make the house presentable for sale. On each visit he focused on one room and today’s visit meant he was going to work in the attic. After passing through a series of dusty cobwebs he found the light switch to add extra light to the light coming in from the muted windows. It was just before lunchtime, while going through a pile of files; he found a document he had never seen in his entire life. It was a birth certificate for a male baby born on the same date of his birth, but the baby had a different name. He sat directly down on the floor, shocked by the document in his hands; he had a twin brother. News of this kind has a way of altering one’s perceptions about their life; look what it did to the main character in this action thriller.   AFTER being off the grid for so long CIA special agent Jason Bourne, played by Matt Damon (The Martian, The Departed), had to have a good reason to resurface and make his presence known. This sequel’s forte was the action scenes; they were fast and intense. With Tommy Lee Jones (The Homesman, Lincoln) as CIA director Robert Dewey, Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, A Royal Affair) as Heather Lee and Vince Cassel (Black Swan, Irreversible) as the Asset; the acting from Tommy and Alicia stood out for me. Credit however has to be given to an older Matt for pulling off his character again after all this time. I thought the idea for the story was interesting and would have provided suspenseful entertainment. However, the script was not strong enough to support the story. The movie was more like a series of chase scenes broken up by a series of flashbacks. In addition, I found some scenes lacked enough information to make sense out of them. Though I did not remember details about the previous films I do not think it contributed to my feelings about this picture.


2 ¼ stars



About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on August 1, 2016, in Thriller and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I’ve heard that Matt Damon only has 13 words in the whole movie! This true?! I liked the first Bourne movie, the concept was great. The 2nd one was a little wishy-washy and the 3rd was craptacular so I’m reserved on this one. I wanna see it and I don’t ya know? Big screen for the action facet but small home screen for anytime I’m bored and want a clean bathroom break because theatre bathrooms are atrociously scary and horribly maintain. hahahahaha!

    • I hear you about the clean bathrooms; I never touch door handles with my hands. Matt has little dialog, it is true. Maybe you can go to an early discount matinee. If you do, please let me know what you thought of it. Thanks for the comments.

      • Yeah I was thinking of checking it out this weekend maybe. Letcha know! One movie I am very curious to see is Arthropoid I believe it’s called. Curious to read your review on that if you get the chance to ! Cheers!

      • I have only seen the movie poster of Anthropoid, but I am most intrigued to see it too. Thanks for the comments.

  2. Hi Moviejoltz, we saw the film yesterday. Oh dear… I reckon I’ll have forgotten the plot by this time tomorrow, and as for that final car chase and fight scene. Tedious, tedious. Good people, save your money.

  3. Hi! Enjoyed your review – going to see the movie Friday – have been waiting so I can see it when my son comes home to join me.
    My other son saw it and I have not read any other reviews yet- but from the trailers and snippets I have heard – it seemed like it might cater to a “fast and furious” crowd – and I actually asked my son’s gf if the movie made her dizzy and she said no- but I am wondering about it -and your review was helpful – also just read in comments about how Jason Bourne has little dialogue? What?
    Anyhow –
    I know the first three movies well (we watch them at random times) and I will be back after we see the movie-

    • Hi it is a pleasure meeting you. Yes it is true Matt has little dialog in this film. After you see it I would enjoy hearing from you again to see what you thought of the film. Thank you for stopping by to leave your comments.

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