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The genius of the Jason Bourne movies is their welding of existentialist inquiry with the demands of the thriller in a globalist age. Adapted from Robert Ludlum’s series, Doug Liman and screenwriters Tony Gilroy and W. Blake Herron established the template with The Bourne Identity, locating their film’s MacGuffin not in the outside world but under the skin of its hero. As ex-intelligence operative Jason Bourne skips from city to city, pursuing clue after clue, he is ultimately investigating not a case but his own identity. What kind of man was — is — he? For my money, the first Bourne movie is the best (maybe just because it’s the first, and the fresh concept is so satisfying), but Paul Greengrass’s agitated camerawork and »
- Scott Macaulay
Chicago – The Universal release of “The Bourne Trilogy” was not only one of the best Blu-ray titles of 2009 but it’s still one of the best box sets on the HD market twelve months later. The question is how does Universal continue to make a dime on the Matt Damon juggernaut of a franchise while we wait for the latest drama regarding the potential fourth film. Welcome to the Bourne flipper discs.
Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0
All three films have been re-released in stand-alone packages that include the film on Blu-ray on one side and standard DVD on the other. Watch “The Bourne Identity” in HD in your living room; flip over and watch “The Bourne Supremacy” in standard form in another room. All three titles offer not only a great transition for people who don’t have a Blu-ray player everywhere they like to watch movies but also a nice way »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Since 2002, people have been telling me that I must check out Matt Damon in these Jason Bourne films. I have no excuse for not seeing them, really: I dig Matt Damon, I love action movies, and it’s almost a consensus that The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum are good flicks. Should I be ashamed of myself for being eight years behind?
No, not really. Because now, I get to view all of these Robert Ludlum adaptations for the first time, back to back to back in pristine high definition, and without any of the complaints of motion sickness that I heard about in theater lobbies. By now, the films have been reviewed and rated to death, so what did I think of each entry in general?
The Bourne Identity seems like a weird odd man out here, although in the long run it’s my second favorite in the series. »
- John Cooper
3 items from 2010
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