Jason Bourne is back and this time he comes back home to CIA in search of his real identity and people who started it all. This is a short summary for The Bourne Ultimatum, the third and latest film featuring Jason Bourne, a CIA assassin whose past memory was lost, a signature character created by Robert Ludlum.
The movie was directed by Paul Greengrass, a director of the film’s prequel The Bourne Supremacy. His other notable directing work included United 93, one of my favorite movies of 2006. I adored Greengrass’s sense of reality in United 93 and his talent got me again in this movie. The shaking and zooming of the camera was annoying at the beginning of the film. However, I got used to it and it served as the best stimuli for uncertainties and continuous action sequences that followed through out the movie. The script was well researched and clever. I really enjoyed following Jason Bourne traveling around Europe from Paris to London to Madrid and then crossing the border to Tangier in Morocco before coming back home to New York City. There were heart-throbbing and breath-taking actions everywhere he went. My favorite part was a cat-and-mouse chase on the roof top in Tangier. The cinematography and editing of the film was just fantastic. Matt Damon reprised his familiar role of Jason Bourne and he did it perfectly. The other ensemble of the cast also did it well.
All in all, The Bourne Ultimatum is a fast and action-packed movie sequel with clever plot that seems to outrun its predecessor. It’s one of the best sequel of the year.
5 Stars out of 5 – Fans of Jason Bourne would definitely not miss this film. Even if you haven’t watched the previous movies, you could still enjoy this film.