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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$113,165,635 (USA) (2 November 2012)
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Donna Murphy, Dennis Boutsikaris, Zeljko Ivanek, Robert Prescott, Tom Riis Farrell and Corey Stoll all appeared on the show, Law & Order (1990) in various points in both the original series or one of it's spin-offs (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)). Stoll appeared on the short lived Law & Order: LA (2010) as one of the shows' main leads. Ivanek appeared in a few episodes of the show as part of a crossover episode with the series, Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) as well as a few episodes as another character. See more »

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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 »

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Dr. Marta Shearing: Well, if you're going to reprogram human genetic material, you need a delivery system, and nothing works better than virus. It's like a suitcase.
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Should be held up as an example of how dedicatedly good actors can almost redeem a pointless, badly written film.
13 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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