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The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Mystery  |  10 August 2012 (USA)
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An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.



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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

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$125,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,142,825 (USA) (10 August 2012)


$113,165,635 (USA) (2 November 2012)

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(at around 17 mins) The yellow note seen pinned to the shelf in the cabin at the wilderness outpost reads "*NEW* LATRINE Tom (N) leave the shovel there ffs. and the bears use it too, heads up--" See more »


(at around 4 mins) When Aaron is leaving his camp site, the waistband of his backpack isn't locked, but in the next shot, it is. See more »


[last lines]
Dr. Marta Shearing: Are we lost?
Aaron Cross: No, I was just looking at our options.
Dr. Marta Shearing: Oh, I was kinda hoping we were lost.
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Referenced in Hollywood's Top Ten: American Tourister (2010) See more »


Written by Bi-ryong Choi (as Bi Ryong Choi), Jun-ho Choi (as Jun Ho Choi)
Performed by Yoon-jeong Jang (as Yoon Jeong Jang)
Courtesy of Inwoo Production
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Expectations seem too high
29 August 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have never written a review here, but I felt compelled to actually step up and defend this movie.

The Bourne Legacy was everything I expected it to be. It couldn't be too close to the previous Bourne films, but had to be close enough to let us know a storm is coming.

Bourne's presence throughout the film is what spins this story into action and I felt it was balanced perfectly. We all want Bourne, but this is Aaron Cross's story. Renner and Weisz were great, but I think the scripting has been derided by many as terrible. I had no issues with anything and even felt compelled by Renner's character motivation. This was someone yearning to be more, not someone who was already better than everyone else, but just couldn't remember.

Let's cross our fingers and hope we all get what we want and pair Bourne and Cross in the next film.

There is so much more going on than just Jason Bourne and if we don't get to explore that then the franchise will be poorer for it!

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