Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
The events in this movie take place around the same time as the events in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). When a British reporter was writing an expose about Black Ops operations Treadstone and Black Briar, and the ones responsible for them are concerned. And when Jason Bourne, former Treadstone operative got the file on Treadstone and Black Briar and gave it to Pamela Landy who then passed it to the media. When the men behind Treadstone and Black Briar learn of this, they're concerned how this will affect other ops they have. They decide it's best to shut down all ops and make sure make everyone involved disappears. They try to take out Aaron Cross who is part of another op called Outcome, but he manages to survive. He then seeks out Dr. Marta Shearing who worked on him when he began. It seems part of the program is for all subjects to take medications but he has run out, which is why he seeks her. But someone tries to kill her. He saves her and she tells him, he should have stopped ... Written by
Originally a fourth installment for Jason Bourne was planned. However, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass didn't like the script, Paul Greengrass didn't want to return as director and Damon would've returned if only Paul would return as director. After that, Tony Gilroy would re-work the script into a Bourne spin-off, now released as "The Bourne Legacy". See more »
When Aaron stops the motorbike to pick up Marta in Manila, we see them riding between the traffic then back to Marta still putting on her helmet before Aaron rides off. See more »
LARX is a beta-2 stem program. Amped mission fidelity, minimized empathy.
It's Treadstone without the inconsistency, Outcome without the emotional noise.
It's looking very strong for us.
We have never seen evaluations like this.
Retired Adm. Mark Turso, USN:
This went from something I don't know about to something on the drawing board, and now you're telling me it's up and running?
It's up and running. Consider yourself informed.
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Should be held up as an example of how dedicatedly good actors can almost redeem a pointless, badly written film.
Pointless entry into the Bourne series finds Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz taking over where Matt Damon left off in a sequel that lacks not only a real purpose to exist but lacks a script that can justify the movie as a continuation of the series. Tony Gilroy (who had a hand in screen writing the original three films) writes and directs this entry but forgets the showmanship and grace that Paul Greengrass and Doug Liman brought to the series, not to mention the solid storytelling that came with their efforts. Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz tried their best with the weak material Gilroy provides for them and they almost succeed, giving the audience something to care for but they are fighting an uphill battle against cliché one dimensional characters, dismal screen writing, a running time that needed to be edited down and amateurish direction that does no one any favors. The rest of the cast barely registers at all and the action is not even on the same level of the other films in the series.
If any blame should go around, it should go squarely to Tony Gilroy and his brothers, who seem like they had no idea on what the hell they were doing and in the process, wasted the time of two great actors (Renner and Weisz) who are working beyond what is necessary to give the fans the respect they deserve for staying with the series. This was a hard thing to do considering that they are working with nothing in terms of support.
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