The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him.
Why so much hype?
the audience applauded
The plot isn't so bad, but the pace of storytelling is too slow which makes people bored. Certain moments are so obvious and unnecessary for the main plot. I would've fast-forwarded those moments if it was an online streaming. The ending looks like implying a sequel, not sure if this movie will get one
Very good movie overall, highly recommended. Most of the negative reviews don't have any merit and are all pollitically based. Give this movie a chance at least, and it might give you a different perspective.
'The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)' is just incredibly, viscerally and unapologetically exciting, an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride from start to finish. It whisks along from extended set-piece to extended set-piece - which don't always rely on straight-up fisticuffs or foot-chases, often feeling much more cat-and-mouse or cerebral - and provides, once again, an engaging and riveting espionage-based mystery for us to sink our teeth into (which might feel slightly tagged on in terms of the trilogy but totally nails the balance between Bourne and the CIA). The 'shaky' camera-work reaches its height in a mid-point fight that feels slightly frustrating in the way it's cut together, since the behind-the-scenes stuff reveals that both actors were doing complex and quick choreography far more involving than the chopped-up stuff that made it on screen, and in the way it sounds, since the slightly 'cartoony' sound-design of the first film seeps in here as well (though it's not as exaggerated), but these issues are mostly constrained to this one sequence as both elements are fine-tuned enough throughout the rest of the piece to work pretty much perfectly, creating a realistic and tense experience that keeps you on tender hooks right until its closing credits. The trilogy has consistently remained a favourite of mine no matter how many times I watch it and I always come away with a different favourite, proving they are all as good as one another and unique in some subtle way. While I'll always have a special place in my heart for the first, thanks mainly due to its more character-focused and arguably tighter plot, this picture was easily the most exciting - and possibly the best - this time around. 8/10
Do government secrets really get spoken of at the local coffee shop? Isn't that worse than at a chain coffee shop? How many spies have spilled the beans at Denny's?That's a huge package for a prepaid phone.Both sides f-n with Pam.Convenient broken curb.He's always busting out of a windshield.A little Bond in the water finale.
I really enjoyed the intelligent characters and plot in The Bourne Identity, but this piece of crap is just destroying everything that was great about the first Bourne movie. It seems like someone has forced 10 monkeys to write an arbitrary story line. It has literally no coherent plot whatsoever.It is just a long and surprisingly boring series of consecutive man hunts accompanied by ridiculous cliché lines like "We've got to move!" and "They are on the run!" - and this annoying "Now-things- are-really-exiting" music score. News: You can't have peaks, if you try to sell every god damn scene like it was the most exciting clip in the history of movies ... then everything just ends up looking ridiculous! Insultingly many plot holes, like how CIA is always able to put at least 6 men on rooftops and around in the park in matter of seconds, no matter where on the globe the rendezvous is. And how no one bat an eyelash of a high speed pursuit through close traffic in NY shooting in every direction, and wrecking 100 cars on the way. Are we supposed to believe that that's normal procedure at Langley? Please!And finally the camera movements - it does not, and will never compensate for a lack of story, to let the movie consist of ½ seconds clips with hand-held camera and poor focus! Most of the man hunt scenes (which is pretty close to 90% of the movie) looks like they were taken with a mobile phone by a jogging cameraman with spastic seizures! That might be fun to play with, as an artistic feature in a Dogme movie - here it just makes the movie almost impossible to watch! :-O
When I went to do the Bourne Marathon, the movie I was most excited about was The Bourne Ultimatum, for being the most acclaimed by the critics and the public, and even after watching 1 and 2 that disappointed me a bit, I continued with A Hype contained by The Bourne Ultimatum, but the film disappointed me, Paul Greengrass back in the direction, and he is very competent in the action scenes, which are the best things in the movie, Matt Damon is getting better at the character, the rest Of the cast is fine, none compromises the film, the soundtrack does its part, but the pace continues lens in a few moments, the script has some problems, unfortunately The Bourne Ultimatum was proof that the Bourne saga is not to my liking , The movies are cool, but they are not movies that I plan to watch again. Note 7.0