The Bourne Ultimatum

I finally saw it and liked what I saw. Bourne Ultimatum is the final part of the three-part Bourne-trilogy based on Robert Ludlum’s books. Like 1 and 2, part 3 is fast-paced and the pace hardly ever flags. In fact, if I rely on (unreliable) memory, this seems even faster paced than the earlier versions.

Bourne Ultimatum is where Jason Bourne finds out who he really is and we are taken along on a dizzying ride of different cities culminating in New York. Terms like rendition, anti-terrorism, etc. are used to give the story a more current feel. The almost ubiquitous video feeds, the tapping of phones give you the feeling that the writers were trying to make a point about the world we now live in.

The background music is good and the catchy signature tune stays with you after the movie. The only thing that I didn’t like about the movie was the camera movement which seemed a bit excessive especially in the action sequences. It’s difficult to focus on the picture when it’s moving so much and I think that is jarring rather than effective.

Matt Damon (Bourne), Joan Allen (Pamela Landy), and David Strathairn (Noah Vosen) star in this final version of the Bourne trilogy, which lives up to the expectations generated by the first two movies.


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