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.
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.
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
Both Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) and Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) characters share similar traits to one another. Both were recruited to volunteer for Treadstone and Blackbriar projects. Both were military soldiers presumed dead. Both share similar military training and expertise in weapons and martial arts. Both had a love interest (Bourne/Nicky Parsons) and (Cross/Martha Shearing, possibly). Both are being chased and pursed by the CIA by their former mentors/recruiters (Chris Cooper's Alexander Conklin for Jason Bourne and Edward Norton's Eric Byer for Aaron Cross). The major differences is that Aaron Cross knew his real identity as he had revealed it to Rachel Weisz's Shearing character midway through the film. Damon's Bourne doesn't find out who he really is until the end of The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Cross also remembers his family even-though it's revealed somewhat vaguely during his conversation with Martha Shearing and it is not known who if Bourne has or had a family and that maybe revealed in Jason Bourne. Cross is a genetically enhanced soldier both physically and IQ wise and we do not know if Bourne was also enhanced or just a natural, physical soldier without enhancement. See more »
Dita Mandy's glasses appear and disappear between shots during the command center scene approx. 1:24:40 into the movie. See more »
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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