JASON BOURNE (2016) Review
Directed by Paul Greengrass
After 9 years, Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return for another adrenaline pumping installment of the Bourne franchise. And that’s great because out of the four films, the ones directed by Paul Greengrass and stars Matt Damon are the best ones. Yes, The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner and was filmed here in the Philippines was kind of disappointing.
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) returns as another threat in national security emerges and with the help of Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles), he uncovers more from his past as he does with the people who is trying to kill him. But Jason needs to come out of the shadows to chase and hunt the dangerous people who are supposed to be helping with the security of the people but are part of something big that’s about to happen.
Jason Bourne, like all the previous Bourne films are thrilling and action-packed. The film is entertaining from start to finish and manages to keep the scenes tense as the mysteries unfold. Matt Damon, even after 9 years, still has what it takes for what the material needs for his character, the physique and the action scenes. But the film suffers from being a sequel of a film, as it cannot stand on its own. And weirdly, it also feels like a reboot of the franchise as it replaces Stiles with Alicia Vikander.
The film delivers what the audiences expect, an effective and gripping action-packed film. While it may not offer nothing new to the franchise or the genre, it’s a decent and entertaining installment that promises more from Bourne.
3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Jason Bourne” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from United International Pictures Philippines, locally distributed by Columbia Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.