The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles. — (C) Universal
PG-13, 2 hr. 5 min.
Directed By: Tony Gilroy
HERE IS MY BREAKDOWN AND THOUGHTS ABOUT THE MOVIE :
I wonder what happened in this movie why it did not do well in the states. The saving glory of this movie is the Philippines. Why? knowing us Pinoys we love our own, we support every single talent or thing out there that features our country. The fact that the important scenes in the movie we’re shot here.
I have watched the first 3 Bourne movies, that is why i am so obliged to watch this too and because i am so interested in seeing my beloved Philippines in a HOLLYWOOD movie. The result for me was frustrating and disappointing.
I really had high hopes but instead i was disappointed. My expectations killed me. Now i understand why it flopped. I love my country, I am very proud and happy that the Philippines is once again in the map of the world, Thanks for this movie. Honestly, that’s the number one reason why i want to see this flick.
Downside of it, foreigners might think that our country is promoting terrorism. Urban poor, Busy roads were very much highlighted. Not to mention how undisciplined some pinoys can be was also spotted. Though it’s minimal yet it gives a negative outcome to the public.
Seeing my country in a foreign movie gave me goose bumps, It’s like the actors were in another dimension. That kind of feeling stood upon me.
Seeing local actors exchanging lines with this topnotch actors is such a beauty to see. Every time our local actors delivers their lines i end up smiling, Tagalog language was even prioritized. It’s so funny hearing those vulgar words in some scenes.
But still it is not that worthy enough for it’s hype. This is all Matt Damon’s fault! hehehe… maybe if he was still portraying Jason Bourne it might still have a better impact, i am not saying that Jeremy Renner is a bad actor either because he portrayed a new character already.
The cut away editing was a disaster. I am talking about the motorcycle chase. Switching from one place to another by not taking into consideration that we Filipino’s knows our place very well. Boo for that. I just hope they did the chase somewhere in Makati business district or in Ortigas so that the scenery was more eventful and flattering rather than Malate.
At the first part of the movie i was finding myself bit sleepy because it’s all talk but when Manila is being showed i made myself very much awake. They put more time in the chase, It was really long, stunts riding a motorcycle seems to be overused, no added flavor in it. Looking for flair but there was none. It’s like watching “Ronnie Ricketts” movie all over again.
Everything was said and done. The only question you might ask yourself after the film is : “That was it? It’s over?” The movie lacked in kickers knowing that it’s genre is action.
For this franchise there is a lot of work to do on how to improve it’s follow up. Since it’s ending is open ended, Obviously there is something to look out for. No doubt the story is very good but a lot of elements in making a quality movie were missed out.
Hoping for the best, I love this Bourne series. I am looking forward to a much better follow up if there is still any. A grade of 6/10.