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The Bourne Legacy (2012)

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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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Storyline

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$113,165,635 (USA) (2 November 2012)
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It was revealed that Aaron Cross is one of nine outcomes (gentitically enhanced) soldiers that participated in Project Blackbriar. The fate of the others is explained somewhat vaguely by Jeremy Renner to Rachel Weisz in the scene where he reveals his real identity as most of them either viraled out of their medication or were killed in the beginning of the film (including Outcome-3 played by Oscar Isaac) at the same time during the events of The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) with Edward Norton's character giving the orders to shut down the project. See more »

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At the climax of this movie, Noah Vosen lies to the U.S. Senate that Operation Blackbriar was activated solely to track down and hunt Jason Bourne. This would be inconsistent with Abbott's statement to the Senate Oversight Committee in The Bourne Identity (2002) that the purpose of Blackbriar was to act as a joint communications program for the Department of Defense. If one looks closely in the Bourne Ultimatum (2007), when Bourne goes to steal the classified files from Vosen's office, one of the files reads that Blackbriar was changed from a communications program to a CIA/NSA covert operation to track down Jason Bourne, making the cover up for Blackbriar's true purpose plausible. See more »

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Byer: Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.179 (2012) See more »

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It was no legacy...
10 August 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Ouch. I wish Greengrass directed this film, because to me it felt like a mess. Had a good idea with a solid backing, but it failed to take advantage of it. I like that they intertwined the story within the Ultimatum storyline like you see in the preview as well as playing homage to the original series, but the execution sucked not to mention that the Bourne events had no influence on Cross' character - something that "Legacy" would suggest. The storytelling felt disjointed, and the action sequences had way too much camera shake to enjoy them (the first trilogy wasn't so bad). Other than Manila, and the solitude of Alaska, location is one trademark of the legacy that just wasn't there. In the first three films, the assassins didn't need to speak to have personality and character - this film's assassin was just a ghost in your memory.

Even though not directly stated, I think most people would understand by watching this film what MAY have actually happened to Jason Bourne. The only way this film will have any more meaning is if they continue the new trilogy.


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