August 10, 2012

The Bourne Damon Legacy

Today is opening day for The Bourne Legacy, the fourth movie in the terrific Bourne series.

Usually I would be excited about this, as I loved the first three, just as I did the Robert Ludlum novels on which they were very loosely based.

This one is not based on a Ludlum book (not a big deal, the others were in title and idea only), and also doesn't star Matt Damon, who was Jason Bourne.

On the upside, it is written and directed by Tony Gilroy, who wrote the first three, and also wrote and directed the excellent Michael Clayton and Duplicity. So there is potential here.

New leading man is Jeremy Renner. And looks like he has a sense of humour about stepping into Damon's super spy shoes. There was never just Matt...