Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne sets up a meeting with Ross and realizes instantly they're being scanned. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally, ultimately, uncover his dark past whilst dodging The Company's best efforts in trying to eradicate him. Written by
Paul Greengrass states in the R2 DVD commentary that the relationship between Nicky and Bourne, prior to his amnesia was deliberately scripted and filmed as "ambiguous but significant". See more »
In the last and most spectacular window-to-window jump scene in Tangier, Bourne is holding a gun in his right hand when he jumps off. The immediately following in-air shot from below shows him with the gun in the right hand still, but the next in-air shot from behind shows him with no gun in the right hand while his left hand is covered by his body. When Bourne crash-lands, neither his hand is holding the gun any more, but then he stands up to fight Desh, and the gun suddenly returns into his right hand. This is explained on the extras on the DVD. The shot of the jump was flipped vertically by the editing team. See more »
Russian dispatch officer:
Suspect from tunnel auto chase, heading east from Kievsky Train Station.
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In order to fully appreciate 'The Bourne Ultimatum', one must have to
have seen 'The Bourne Identity' and 'The Bourne Supremacy'. Like it's
prequel's, it is slick, action packed, suspenseful and has an engaging
screenplay. I particularly loved the chase scenes shot in Tangier.
Director Greengrass just keeps the right pace without making it boring
or too fast to follow. A fine ending to a trilogy, I preferred it over
the overrated 'Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King' and the
abysmal 'X-Men: The Last Stand'. 'The Bourne Ultimatum' has done
justice to the first two films.
Cinematography deserves special mention, whether it's the shaky camera
or the zoom-lens, it certainly adds to the 'fun' of the ride supported
by brilliant background score. The dialogues and characters are very
well written. This is especially a plus because character development
seems to be lacking in action films of today. Damon again looks the
part and his acting is fantastic as he completely owns the role.
Supporting cast that boasts of talented names like Joan Allen, Paddy
Considine, Albert Finney and David Straitharn all stand out.
A brilliant conclusion, it makes the whole trilogy stand out.
Filmmakers (especially that guy who made 'X-Men: The Last stand')
should learn how to make a trilogy interesting and intelligent. 'The
Bourne Ultimatum' is an intelligent, slick, well-paced action film that
respects the trilogy.
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