Finding the Bourne Series

The Bourne Identity (2002 film)

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Today I watched, for the first time in it’s entirety, The Bourne Identity. It proved to be on the same terms with movies such as Inception – although without so much of consistent, deep psychological aspects. It creates suspense through the unknown, yet adds intrigue with each revelation of the world in which the movie goer is enveloped. Rather than a puzzle even to the end, it is rather a mystery until the end – when most resolutions are made, though unanswered questions make for an easy sequel. I’d suppose this is why the series already has three films in its series, being The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum – with a fourth, The Bourne Legacy, on its way for July 2012 [1].

The film series is not something for the whole family, and rather for teenage-adult thrill/adventure/action movie lovers. There is some morally questionable content – and a great deal of violence. As reviewer, Bob Smithouser states:

“Unfortunately, Damon’s conflicted superspy, exciting cat-and-mouse action and some beautiful European locales can’t compensate for inappropriate language and frequent killings. The Bourne Identity will leave discerning viewers wishing they could develop selective amnesia and forget this entertaining movie’s unnecessary offenses.”

For audiences who wish to avoid violence and some very “colorful” language, and prefer to take on a family film, this movie would not be a primary, or even recommended, choice. For action movie lovers, it certainly proves to live up to spy-film expectations.


About Zechariah Barrett

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Posted on 02/27/2011, in All-Things-Reviews, Movie Reviews, Post-A-Day {2011} and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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