Redbox Review: Bourne Legacy
Best Line: Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg.
It’s not a new movie. In fact, it’s been out for a while. But the franchise it comes from is going to be known for years to come, and this movie may or may not deserve to ride on the wave of fame brought on by the Bourne trilogy.
There was a lot of hype built up around the plot of this movie, especially since it is another stepping stone of Jeremy Renner’s (also in The Hurt Locker, Ghost Protocol, and The Avnegers). It picks up where Bourne Ultimatum left off, with a body floating listlessly in the ocean.
But the beginning of Bourne Legacy shows a completely different man walking up n a random snow covered beach. it’s not Jason Bourne, as you would think, but Aaron Cross (Renner). Cross is another government agent, like Bourne, but part of a different operation put to risk becuase of Bourne’s own operation being revealed. Now he has to die.
This is where much of the well-loved action and fight scenes come in. There is also the traditional love interest, this time in the form of Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz, also in The Mummy), who saves Aaron from a terminal mental breakdown.
The first half of this movie was actually pretty good. it felt like a Bourne movie, with a plot that wasn’t a mind-bender, but still kept you guessing as to who te real villians were, and whether or not you could really consider them the villian in the end.
And the second half…is the traditional motorcycle chase scene trademark of a Bourne movie. While the whole movie is filled with Mythbuster-worthy moves (like shoving a tracking beakon down a wolf’s throat), overall it isn’t a bad watch, as long as you’re not a die-hard fan of the original Bourne trilogy.