Jason Bourne (2016)
A new operation is starting in the CIA named Iron Fist. Nicky (Julia Stiles) hacks into the CIA database and downloads information on all the past programs, including Treadstone. Jason Bourne resurfaces when he learns from Nicky that his father was involved as an analyst on these projects which caused Bourne to enter the Treadstone program, but when Bourne learns of the truth behind his father’s death, he is out for revenge!
Jason Bourne (the film) is pretty much more of the same that we knew from the original 3 movies. It is full of action, espionage and cryptic characters. Tommy Lee Jones is now heading the CIA and trying to chase down Bourne, but Vincent Cassel is also hot on Bourne’s trail as “The Asset.” Yup, that is his title. It was kinda confusing for a while until I realized that “The Asset” was a person and not an actual asset. Who knew?!?
The problem lies that after a 9 year absence since Ultimatum, this is the movie they give us. They don’t explain where Bourne has been nor give us something spectacular to welcome him back. Don’t get me wrong, this movie is designed to please its fans, but they could have done something big to bring us back into this world and have us begging for more. What they do give us is plenty of action (sometimes too much) and a story that is thin but involved enough to feel Bourne-like. At the end of the day, Jason Bourne is a good movie that will please Bourne fans, but ultimately, this movie offers nothing “new” and I’m not sure where the franchise will go from here. Co-starring Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Ato Essandoh, and Riz Ahmed.
7/10 Stars – Might not have made the splash we all expected, Jason Bourne is a solid installment into a franchise we all know and enjoy.