This movie takes place at the same time that the story for The Bourne Ultimatum takes place and I would suggest seeing that film first before seeing this one. Having said that, we find out that the Treadstone project was but one of many covert operations led by some unnamed branch of the US Government's espionage side. Another project involves giving operatives meds (it is the explained what they are about but I do not want to put too many spoilers in this) of varying colors. … more
Promoted as a sequel but “The Bourne Legacy” actually feels more like a spin-off. I really enjoyed the “Bourne Trilogy” with Matt Damon in the lead role. The first three movies were smart, exciting and action-driven which made full use of the character created by Robert Ludlum. This new movie takes place about the same time as the events of “Bourne Ultimatum” and has a new character in the lead played by Jeremy Renner. In this sequel, … more
Star Rating: The Bourne Legacy is a competent and satisfying spy action thriller, although I suspect it will be problematic for those unfamiliar with the first three Bourne films. This fourth chapter isn’t quite the start of a new trilogy, as some of the ads have suggested; the events of the previous installment, The Bourne Ultimatum, are heavily referenced, as are bits and pieces running through all the films, most notably the Treadstone and Blackbriar … more
Has Matt Damon given up the Bourne movies? He excelled as Jason Bourne and is a hard act to follow. Bourne Legacy is less of a sequel, and more of a spin off. Certainly elements of it work very well. Jeremy Renner brings his own brand of intensity to the role, and I like Rachel Weisz as the doctor with whom he goes on the run. I loved the way the scene in her house unfolded with all its twists and turns. Renner plays a character not named Bourne, but … more
Slooooooooooooow to start and leave audience with no idea what exactly is happening. One could guess but it didn't make it fun for viewers. Can skip 1st hour if you are busy! Worse, without Matt Damon, I doubt I'll be going for a sequel if they are planning for one!