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
The character Jason Bourne alias David Webb from three novels by Robert Ludlum was licensed out to Eric Van Lustbader to continue the life and adventures of that character, starting with The Bourne Legacy. However, as with most films in this series, this movie is an original screenplay using only the title of that novel. See more »
This film is set no later than February 2005, however in the movie, the song by Rodney Atkins "Cleaning This Gun" is playing on the radio. That song was not recorded until 2006 and was not released until 2007. See more »
[to Dr. Shearing]
Now, I've got a plan, and it's just not that complicated. What I'm going to do is wait for the next person to show up to kill you. Maybe they can help me.
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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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