Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne sets up a meeting with Ross and realizes instantly they're being scanned. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally, ultimately, uncover his dark past whilst dodging The Company's best efforts in trying to eradicate him.Written by
In the C.I.A. substation, where an operative intercepts Simon Ross' call using Echelon, the numbers given on the screen are various locations in the UK. One number is 020 7946 0621 and various others. These are fake numbers used by television and theatre companies to add more realistic drama to films not unlike the "555" system used in the U.S. Also on the screen is the dialing code for Reading, and the 01632 which is fictional (U.S. "555" equivalent). See more »
When running around a busy corner in the streets of Tangier, a
bystander can be seen taking a photo of Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) with his cell phone. See more »
Russian dispatch officer:
Suspect from tunnel auto chase, heading east from Kievsky Train Station.
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Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)
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Ultimatum is Easily the Best Bourne
Paul Greengrass definitely saved the best Bourne for last! I've heard a lot of people complain about they way he filmed this movie, and some have even compared the camera style to the Blair Witch Project. All I have to say to that is...are you kidding me? Come on it was not that bad at all. I think it helps the action scenes to feel more realistic, which I would prefer over highly stylized stunt choreography. As for the rest of the movie I really didn't even notice it.
You can tell that Damon has really gotten comfortable with the role of Jason Bourne. Sometimes that can be a bad thing, but in this case its a really good thing. He really becomes Jason Bourne in this installment. Damon also has a great supporting cast in Joan Allen, Ezra Kramer, and Julia Stiles. David Strathairn was a great addition to the cast, as he added more depth to the secret CIA organization.
Even though the movie is filled with great car chases and nonstop action, they managed to stick a fair amount of character development in their with all of that going on. This film stands far above the other two Bourne movies, and is definitely one of the best movies of the 2007 summer season!
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