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The Bourne Legacy 

Entertaining, but no match for its predecessors

click to enlarge "How dare you bring up Matt Damon in my presence!"
  • "How dare you bring up Matt Damon in my presence!"

For those who haven’t recently watched The Bourne trilogy, it would be a bit of a leap to watch Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy. Aaron Cross (Jeremy Brenner—he's no Matt Damon) has a parallel story to Bourne’s (who’s mentioned, but isn’t a character), fleeing assassination by his own bosses at the CIA. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), a doctor responsible for tending to Cross and his ilk, joins him on the run. Weisz gets to be damsel-in-distress, but at least she also gets to save Renner as a biochemistry wiz. The Bourne Legacy is entertaining, but no match for its predecessors. It has a few continuity glitches and lapses in plot, requiring quick-fix solutions, some of which are unintentionally funny. The final action scene is claustrophobic and hard to follow, which leaves you a little bored for the movie’s penultimate scenes.

The Bourne Legacy
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 135 min. · 2012
Official Site: www.thebournelegacy.com
Director: Tony Gilroy
Writer: Tony Gilroy
Producer: Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Jeffrey M. Weiner and Ben Smith
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, Oscar Isaac, Donna Murphy, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn, David Strathairn and Stacy Keach

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