Sound Off: Tony Gilroy's 'The Bourne Legacy' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
August 11, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? There Was Never Just One. We all knew, the moment The Bourne Ultimatum ended, that it wasn't the end. Universal wouldn't let this series die off. Here we are, five years later, continuing it again with Jeremy Renner taking over for Matt Damon as the new "Bourne", another agent named Aaron Cross. So who is he? All the answers are in The Bourne Legacy, directed by Tony Gilroy (of Michael Clayton, Duplicity) taking over after writing the first three. So how is it? Better than the original trilogy, or worse? If you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Bourne Legacy.
To fuel the fire (extinguisher nail gun) this time, I just saw The Bourne Legacy, and… it was alright. Not too bad, but not that amazing, a solid follow-up to Ultimatum. It has some great action, but truthfully it really is boring, coming in at over two hours, feeling like it's just waiting to get from action piece to action piece while wading through a boat load of forgettable plot. Sure, it was cool to learn more about the Treadstone program, how they make these "super soldiers" (physical/mental - "where are the chems?!"), answering a lot of questions, but Jeremy Renner didn't really pick up the pieces. He was okay, not even close to Damon, and I still prefer the original Bourne movies. Not Gilroy's best, but at least he gave us some entertainment.
What did you think of Gilroy's Bourne Legacy? Outstanding new sequel or pointless reboot? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!