After escaping from the emotional and physical pain he previously encountered. Jason Bourne and his girlfriend Marie begin a new life as far away as possible. But when an assassination attempt on Bourne goes horribly wrong, Bourne must re-enter the life he wanted to leave behind, in order to find out the truth why they are still after him. Written by
In a 2012 BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture, uncredited screenwriter Brian Helgeland explained that part of Tony Gilroy's initial script was set in the USSR, even that government had fallen over 10 years earlier. Helgeland was brought on five days before production began and completely rewrote Gilroy's script. Although the studio rejected the new script, they did change the USSR setting. In addition, through production Paul Greengrass would change Gilroy's script with Helgeland's, resulting in the final film. See more »
When Bourne tells Nicky to enter the tram it is directed towards "Alexanderplatz". The luminous display inside the tram however reveals "S+U Lichtenberg/DB" as destination - a completely different quarter of Berlin that is not connected to Alexanderplatz via tram. See more »
[voiceover - memories]
This is not a drill, soldier. We clear on that? This is a live project. You're a go. Training is over. Training is over.
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During the end credits the Marines are listed as Jarheads. See more »
An outstanding sequel to "The Bourne Identity," this movie has a lot of what I like: interesting European scenery, an involving storyline of a man being pursued throughout the film; fun action scenes and very little profanity. Plus, some great actors. Man, there's a lot to like in this film!
At first, I was a bit lost. It helps to know the first movie in which the "hero" is an ex-CIA agent who, having lost his memory, doesn't recall who he is and why he is being hunted down by friend and foe alike. There are a few great car chases scenes in here but some of the other action stretches credibility as there is no way "Bourne" could elude his captors as he did several times here...but it's fun to watch anyway.
The herky-jerky camera style may put some viewers off but after I adjusted to it, I didn't mind. It kind of added to the hectic pace of the story. Matt Damon is very good in the lead and Brian Cox is an effective "bad guy," easy to dislike. Karl Urban, a new face, also is interesting as the Russian hit man, even though he has only a few lines.
The is one of the few films ever to have Moscow as one of the location sites. In fact, this Bourne two-part series so far is a like at travelogue. Here in the sequel, we see India, Italy ,Germany and Russia.
Wonderful entertainment, especially if you are paranoid!
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