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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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Tony Gilroy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Renner ... Aaron Cross
Scott Glenn ... Ezra Kramer
Stacy Keach ... Adm Mark Turso USN Ret.
Edward Norton ... Col Eric Byer, USAF, Ret.
Donna Murphy ... Dita Mandy
Michael Chernus ... Arthur Ingram
Corey Stoll ... Zev Vendel
Alice Gainer Alice Gainer ... Lean Forward MSNBC Anchor
Prue Lewarne Prue Lewarne ... CNN Reporter
Howard Leader Howard Leader ... MSNBC Man Analyst
James Joseph O'Neil ... Sterisyn-Morlanta Gateman
Rachel Weisz ... Dr. Marta Shearing
Tony Guida ... Dr. Benezara
Sonnie Brown Sonnie Brown ... Dr. Lieberburg
Neil Brooks Cunningham ... Dr. Dan Hillcott
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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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USA | Japan

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English | Russian | Filipino | Ukrainian

Release Date:

10 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,142,825, 12 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$113,203,870, 8 November 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$276,144,750, 8 November 2012
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This is the second film where Rachel Weisz played a doctor involved in a scientific research project. The other film was Chain Reaction (1996) co-starring Keanu Reeves, where she playt a physicist trying to help Reeves create free energy out of water, and in this film, she's a geneticist who doesn't know that she's using germs and chemicals to enhance U.S. soldiers for a top secret project (Project Blackbriar). See more »

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Terrific. Great Action. Intense
12 December 2012 | by bob-rutzel-1See all my reviews

Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), a genetically engineered warrior, needs more meds to keep going. The people who ran illegal black ops fear they will be exposed to the government and decide to kill off all these warriors and the scientists who make the meds so they cannot talk.

Basically, this is one big chase movie and it is very exciting. The editing during the foot race, car and motorcycle chases later on are fantastic. I am not sure how much CGI was used as everything looked too real. Great stunts. Kudos.

The supporting cast of Edward Norton, Stacy Keach, David Strathaim, Scott Glen, and Albert Finney do a credible job just as a supporting cast (hey, it's not their movie) trying to kill off Cross and Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachael Weisz) the doctor who knows how to make the meds Cross needs. The way Cross and Dr. Shearing are tracked by Col Byer (Edward Norton) and crew is really incredible as they have access to cameras and satellites worldwide. Quite smooth the way it was done.

I had my doubts about Rachael Weisz in this but she proved more than capable and quite sexy beautiful. She couldn't have been any better. Okay, yes, I fell in love with her.

Now, why Jeremy Renner as a new action hero? Did you forget his role in Tom Cruise's movie Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol? He did a bang-up job in that one looking out for Cruise's Ethan Hunt and had some moves that opened important casting eyes. So it made sense. See?

I almost expected a meeting with Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) and Aaron Cross because in this movie Jason Bourne is alive and doing his thing. They did show Jason Bourne's picture early in the movie and that got me to thinking about a meeting. Didn't happen. But, may in the next movie as you know these sequels will never end. And, that is a good thing. (9/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.


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