The Bourne Supremacy (***)
Starring Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann, Joan Allen, and Marton Csokas. The Bourne Supremacy re-enters the shadowy world of expert assassin Jason Bourne (Damon), who continues to find himself plagued by splintered nightmares from his former life. The stakes are now even higher for the agent as he coolly maneuvers through the dangerous waters of international espionage – replete with CIA plots, turncoat agents and ever-shifting covert alliances – all the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and answers to his own fragmented past. (Universal Studios)
I wanted to love this movie, but I think I waited a couple of weeks too long to watch it. I did not get super hyped about it but I did anticipate it a little too much. The movie is excellent, but I have beef with a couple of things on it.
Number one is camera work during the action scenes. I am sure the director was using some fancy hollywood way to do action which I have no clue of what is called, but it was just making me dizzy. Not to mention that the chase scene had the makings of becoming my all time favorite, but it fell a little short of the chase scene or Ronin or a couple in the Transporter.
My second issue with the movie was in my eyes its failure to stand as its own movie. I was waiting for someone to just go into a panic and cry he is going to kill as all. Seriously though, the character buildup was weak around everyone but Bourne, not to give to much away but I would have worked an anger angle a little more.
Beyond all the bad that I saw shines the good. Damon was excellent, his character does not do a lot of talking, when it does it makes a statement. All the acting done without words by him was just superior, it showed a lot of emotion and that impressed me. If you get a chance to catch it on the teather I would, but I would not go out of my way for it. Wait until its at the dollar show or rent it.