James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.
Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 19-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.
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
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne has a photographic cameo twice in the film in order to help establish this film as part of the series. First in the beginning of the film, when the agency is talking about what they're going to do as Bourne is still at large and a file of Bourne is seen with Damon's picture with it. The last time is just before Cross and Shearing are in an airport and Cross is watching the news and Bourne's picture comes up when the News Anchor mentions his name. See more »
Aaron Cross claims his US Army recruiter falsified his enlistment paperwork by adding 12 points to his IQ to allow him to meet entry requirements for the US Army. The US Army does not have an IQ requirement, and none of the means by which potential recruits are evaluated measure IQ. US Army recruits are required to complete a written exam (the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB), a physical fitness evaluation, and a medical examination. The ASVAB measures several different categories of knowledge, but is not an intelligence test. The ASVAB result is then used to calculate the recruit's Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score, which provides an eligibility rating by percentile (highest possible score is 99). Aaron's claim would be more realistic if he said his recruiter added 12 points to his AFQT score (minimum score for the US Army at the time the film takes place was 31 out of 99), however the AFQT is still a measurement of knowledge, not intelligence. In addition, it is unlikely that Aaron's recruiter would be able to alter his AFQT score since the ASVAB is not administered by the recruiter, but by personnel at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). Aaron's recruiter would not even see Aaron's exam, just the resulting score. At the time of filming the ASVAB was mainly administered by computer at a MEPS, supervised by MEPS personnel. Aaron might have taken a paper version of the ASVAB, but that would also have been administered and scored by MEPS personnel, not his recruiter. It is unlikely that his recruiter would even be present while he took the exam (the ASVAB is three hours long, and recruiters have other things to do), let alone be in a position to alter his score. See more »
Acting was acceptable, good action, poor story line
I could candy coat this and tell you I loved this film, but I won't because I didn't. I thought it was rather poorly written. However the saving grace was the actors themselves that pulled this out of the crapper in my opinion. Nothing new was added here except another layer to the Treadstone, Black Briar, and other Government absurdities from the other three movies. This sequel deals with genetics and DNA manipulation and since this is mentioned in the trailer, there is no spoiler alert needed. These genetic mutations were supposed to eliminate the inconsistencies that existed with Jason Borne (also in the trailer) and the operatives in his program. The way they dealt with how they supposedly "fixed" the inconsistencies is really what was made this an unbelievable script. However, the action and the acting of the two lead characters Rachel Weisz and Jeremy Renner make this movie tolerable. There was no reason to cast people like Stacey Keach or Edward Norton to this cast as they added no value other than their name to this film. Really, any no name actor could have provided the same quality to this film without having to pay for these actors. The plot wasn't too hard to follow, but be prepared for a few flashbacks to the other three movies, which to me, upsets the flow to the movie. The only reason I think they put them in in the first place was for people who may not have seen the other three Borne movies. Other than that, I don't think they're needed.
I wouldn't waste admission price or popcorn on this movie. I only saw it because it was only $5 at the drive in and you got to see another movie after it went off so it didn't cost me that much. Don't worry, it will keep until it comes out on Netflix or Redbox, and then you can watch it without worrying that you are throwing away your money.
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