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Jason Bourne (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 29 July 2016 (USA)
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The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

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Paul Greengrass
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Jason Bourne
Tommy Lee Jones ... CIA Director Robert Dewey
Alicia Vikander ... Heather Lee
Vincent Cassel ... Asset
Julia Stiles ... Nicky Parsons
Riz Ahmed ... Aaron Kalloor
Ato Essandoh ... Craig Jeffers
Scott Shepherd ... Director NI Edwin Russell
Bill Camp ... Malcolm Smith
Vinzenz Kiefer ... Christian Dassault
Stephen Kunken ... Baumen
Ben Stylianou ... Greek Van Driver
Kaya Yuzuki ... Hacker
Matthew O'Neill ... Lead Hub Tech (as Matthew O'Neil)
Lizzie Phillips Lizzie Phillips ... Cyber Hub Tech
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Storyline

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parsons a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Matt Damon/Bourne Sequel See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,000,000, 31 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$162,434,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$415,484,914
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of many movies to be shot at the Riviera Hotel and Casino. Others include Ocean's 11 (1960), Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Butterfly (1982), Casino (1995), Showgirls (1995), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Vegas Vacation (1997), Go (1999), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), Crazy Girls Undercover (2008), 21 (2008), The Hangover (2009), Ghost Adventures (2004), and Sky (2015). See more »

Goofs

During the car chase on the Vegas Strip, Bourne passes the Paris and Bally's Hotels multiple times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jason Bourne: [voice over] I remember. I remember everything.
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Extreme Ways (Jason Bourne)
Written, Produced and Performed by Moby
Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Joseph Trapanese
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Most bland Bourne movie yet
2 August 2016 | by RendanlovellSee all my reviews

After nine years of waiting, Matt Damon is back in the role that really put him on the map. If you ask someone about him and what movies he was in then they will most likely talk about one of these. So when this was announced the hype was real. Not only did they get their star back but they got their director back. Aside from 'Identity' Paul Greengrass directed the three films that star our titular character. Like the others, this film revolves around Bourne trying to figure out aspects of his life. Instead of trying to piece together what happened to him, he is now attempting to figure out why it happened in the first place. Considering these films, this is the kind of story we really didn't need.

We don't really need to know about why he became an agent or what drove him there. What was so compelling about the original three was that we knew as much about him as we did. Nothing. And now that we know what kind of person he is and why he was face up in the ocean, this story feels obligatory.

I think the biggest reason it feels this way is because Bourne has been sidelined in his own movie. This didn't feel like a Bourne movie for say. It felt like another 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'. Another passing of the torch type film. While the story at the heart of the movie really isn't that bad, benching the main character certainly did a number on it.

Tommy lee Jones and Alicia Vikander have far more screen time than Damon does. That being said, the B story is pretty bad. It attempts social commentary directed at social media. And every time this sub plot surfaces in the film, it grinds the movie to a halt. This story could work in another writers hands but for a Bourne movie, I think this story was destined to fail.

There are so many different threads that go into this sub story that they are impossible to keep straight. If you can't keep them straight, then don't fret. Most of them don't really make sense any way. There are also a variety of little details that are quite stupid. Like how the CIA was able to see camera footage through the scope of a sniper rifle. Was the camera placed in the dudes eye ball or something?

There wasn't a lot in this movie that really impressed me. However the one thing that I really loved was the action scenes. Most of them weren't exactly as involving as some of the other films, but they were still pretty great. It had the good sense to not just start an action scene because it could. Whenever one took place it felt like there was a genuine reason for them to exist.

And they were the only moments in the film that felt like the film makers put effort into. Specifically in the closing car chase. Not only did we get to see cars get mulched but we got to see it with nice helicopter shots. That last scene will unfortunately be the only one that I remember from the whole film.

The rest of the movie is so uneven and lacking in a compelling story. I just couldn't get involved in this film. Even with the original cast and crew on board, it fails at recapturing the vibe of the trilogy. While the cast may offer solid performances and the action is as good as ever, it's hardly enough to redeem 'Jason Bourne' from it's short comings.


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