Hmm, i loved Renner in this, but it sorta needed to be a stand alone film, not a follow-on from Ultimatum... a little disappointed the score wasn't as awesome as the other films.... only in the credits? ah well. good action. 3 stars.
i agree with others, they should of stopped with ultimatum. This one features way too many scenes from previous movies (budget must have been low), and it seemed like the same character with different name, but doing the same thing. Rogue agent taking on the system. Least with the bourne character you got the storyline too.
I really think they should have stopped with Ultimatum. Maybe this movie would have been better as a stand alone with a slightly altered script as it wasn't bad...
it just wasn't a good "Bourne" movie. Disappointed Bourne fan.
Loved Damon's roles, but Renner takes over well. Continued from when the last when finished. Cant wait for the next installment.
I'm sure anyone who was a fan of the Bourne series prior to this will like this movie. It was my introduction to the series and I couldn't watch it all. There isn't a clear good guy or bad guy here, just lots of people trying to kill each other.
This movie was ok. No real suspense and feel as if I have seen this story before, many times
I love watching this movie again and again
I loved this movie, the action is amazing but I think Jeremy's acting is the clincher, he's a killing machine but has this vulnerability about him, you can see that he's been through a lot, I fell in love with his character :).
Not the same without Matt Damon. Terrible acting.
Thoroughly enjoyed, action great, but maybe not up to the standard of first, still good to watch
Action packed movie but not in the same league as the original triology!
A poor reflection of previous Bourne yarns.
Fairy floss viewing with no substance..
Loved it like all the Bourne movies. Great action, story, and incredible locations.
The first 3 Bourne movies are exciting, the Bourne Legacy blows them away..its non-stop action, its very smartly done and it takes you to so many places around the world! Hope there will be MORE Bourne movies to come soon.
I have been getting really bored with the Bourne movies but I thought they did a pretty good job changing it up. Love Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz.
prefer the Matt Damon 'Bournes'
I was very disappointed in this. I lost track of what was going on and with Matt Damon not in the movie it was very hard to understand the plot and how everything fit together.
Even though not Matt Damon still can not wait for the next movie
I struggled at the start to figure out what was going on, as they use all that Gov't speak and I couldn't really sort out who was who for a while, but once I worked out where they were going with it, I really got into it. It was as good as the other three Bourne movies in the franchise. Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz are really good actors who really carried the movie.
Enjoyed this part of the Bourne series
Got to keep up, the legacy's keep you're brain working.
Good movie - moves along at a great pace. Worth a look
Excellent movie lots of action and guts
Thoroughly enjoyed this .....fast paced and just as entertaining as the original
Very enjoyable action movie.
Yep pretty good, given we were all expecting it to be average without matt damon, I was impressed.
sharp movie. great addition to the series...
very good worth seeing. keeps you watching eagerly all the time. and it is nice that no big lovey duvey naked scenes come into it. The story doesn't need love scenes to make it good.
Where was Jason Bourne? This movie was disappointing and the end was such an anti climax. The Bourne films were all so good, not this one!
I think this was the thinnest of this series, characters poorly delineated so the action focus was just that without any investment in the outcome on the part of the viewer
Loved it - depth in characters and well directed making it a pleasure to watch.
Great movie. Well acted and produced. Awesome motor bike chas
A reasonable movie ruined by the overlong and unnecessary motor bike chase. If that was removed the movie would have been finished in half of its original time.
you will need to concentrate at times, plenty of action. story jumps all over the place. loved the motorcycle chase scenes
They should have stopped at the last Bourne film. This one owed parts of its plot to several previous movies - elements of "Charlie" (AKA Flowers For Algernon) and the first two Terminator movies were in this film. The two leads were good, in the limited roles they were given, and thank goodness there wasn't the obligatory porking scene, which is getting so old these days.
There are better action films than this one out there.
Having not watched one of these Bourne films for some time, I found myself immediately struggling to remember the names of these CIA programs (and even what the hell happened to Matt Damon, no longer in the series). However, then I relaxed and realized, "Hey, none of that matters!". In fact, all this CIA genetic engineering mumbo-jumbo is just a loose structure on which to hang action sequences, some of which are pretty good. So, relax, forget about plot and character, and enjoy the visceral ride!
Not a patch on Matt Damon"s Bourne
Terrible. It hardly even resembles the earlier Bourne movies. Very very disappointing.
Compared with the quality of the earlier Bourne movies, this falls way short in terms of sound, script, acting and direction. Some of the production values left a lot to be desired also. The suspense was OK, so I'm giving it 2 and a half.
Great movie. Recommended.
I loved it. Renner had the perfect amounts of "toughness" and "gentleness". Hubby fell asleep in it as he's soo tired at the moment (not due to the movie), so I'm excited - I get to watch it again tonight with him. Yay.
I recall that when ‘The Bourne Legacy’ was released it received lukewarm reviews. With that in mind, and being a fan of the original series, I was expecting this film to be a pale copy but not so. Ok Matt Damon is a hard act to follow but Jeremy Renner is no slouch in the performance department. His is a different protagonist to Bourne but nonetheless just as effective. The script demands concentration, especially when dealing with scenes interspersed from the last film of the original franchise but the story is imaginative and gives the opportunity for a second (maybe third) movie.
Fantastic action film, the best I've seen in years. Rachel Weisz and Jeremy Renner were a perfect combination. Excellent storyline and execution. A great movie!
Great film. Enjoyed it very much.
Fantastic! Loved it!!! A must to see!!!
This movie has the potential to be a good movie on its own, but to have this as a sequel film to Matt Damon's Bourne trilogy - i don't know. It just didn't work too well. There were moments of action, but way to much time trying to sell to the viewer that this the original trilogy was only one part of the story.
I think the movie goer got that point quite quickly, yet they still drowned the movie in restyled footage from the trilogy.
If they launched "The Bourne Legacy" from the trilogy and gave it is own scope, rather then the legacy being a leech and feeding off from the success of the original trilogy.
The ending of the film felt like the journey was just starting. Hopefully they do bring out a further film with Jeremy, and forget about about trying to get Matt to revive Jason Bourne (at least for now anyway).
Jeremy performed well as Aaron Cross.
Cannot wait for the next film to be made, loved it :)
Bit hard getting used to a new Jason Bourne, but Jeremy Renner does a good job, the movie is fast paced and I really liked it and would recommend it to others.
One Bourne movie too many
All I can say is Kenny! Nice to see Shane Jacobson in a non Aussie film, otherwise a totally unnecessarysequel that is forgotten as soon as its watched. The car/bike chase at the end goes on forever.
It was surprisingly good both my husband and I enjoyed the action
Lacked pace ,story was far too complicated, no Bourne humor or no real suspence. Even the action was lacking in some way no WOW.
I guess the orginals are a very hard act to follow and the pressure got to this movie .
excellent movie one to watch
It has all the essential ingredients of the previous 3 movies.
Whilst Jeremy Renner did a good job in executing the role I felt there were a couple of disappointing things about his character. Firstly did they really need to select an actor that is a poor man's Matt Damon? Surely they could have selected someone who doesn't have the same hair, skin, eyes, height etc. Secondly, Aaron (Jeremy Renner) was significantly less intelligent then Jason Bourne. One of the cool things about Bourne was that he was quick thinking and was able to improvise solutions. Aaron attempts a couple of Bourne-type improvisations but just doesn't have that wow factor that Bourne was able to create.
Moving on to Ed Norton. I thought he was a poor choice for a retired army colonel involved in national security. They made some attempt to make him look old but he just didn't look like he fit the bill at all. He also seemed to have one facial expression throughout the entirety of the movie which didn't help.
I was disappointed there was no proper fight scenes between 2 agents or anyone. Any combat is relatively soft and the opponents pretty much just fall instantly.
Overall I would still recommend it. Particularly if you have enjoyed the previous 3 movies.
these are getting better.
if you are worried about matt not being in it, don't. the events of the last movie and this one run at the same time.. would have gotten 5 stars but the story line about the blues and greens was a bit stretched.
My husband and I couldn't make it past the first 20 minutes, we turned it off. It was so boring. Such a shame when the first three were brilliant.
It was ok, good action but not great.
I'm a big fan of the Bourne Trilogy, and spy style movies in general, so I must admit I was a bit nervous that there was a Bourne movie without Matt Damon - changing the lead after a few movies is usually a bad sign. But I didn't expect it to be quite so bad. It was really boring, I fell asleep within the first half hour. My husband managed to stay awake, and he said it wasn't interesting to him either. Great series like this one need to end on a high, like The Bourne Ultimatum, but by making this one they've just dragged the story out past its use by date.
This just seemed like a stop-gap movie - either Matt Damon will come back on board and/or if there is enough interest in this one, then they will do a sequel. It just seemed to take great chunks from the first movie without adding anything new or interesting to the genre. There was only one real action scene and that just went on and on and on. I was expecting a lot more from this movie and was disappointed - very average. I like Jeremy Renner but he will have to do a lot better if there is a second one.
Great movie in the Bourne tradition, but was a bit disappointed by the end but has obviously left open for another.
As usual, GREAT movie. Thoroughly enjoyed this latest film in the Bourne series.
Im assuming by the ending that we are going to be treated to another.
I agree with Gabe, the film was travelling along well and then suddenly the music swelled and the credits rolled, a shame really as I was just getting into it. Overall it was a decent flick and held up against the other Bourne films, the cast was great (including a great cameo from Shane Jacobson AKA "Kenny"), the plot and speed was good, it just would have been better if it was longer
I loved all the Bourne movies so far. This how ever is a bit of a let down. At the end my wife and I were both looking t each other thinking "Was that it?!?!" There was lots of good action but it ends leaving you expecting more.
Jeremy Renner & Rachel Weisz give very impressive performances in the latest Bourne movie, and the chase scenes are great, but it feels like the Bourne franchise has run out of fresh ideas. I reallly enjoyed the earlier Bourne movies, and while this one segues well into that past and moved along at a good pace, the storyline lacked the punch of the early prequels, and this time I'm not hoping for a further instalment. Enjoyable, but forgettable.
I think the Bourne sequels have been one of the best, if not THE best, movie franchises ever. I was in doubt as to whether they could pull off any further movies without the man who was so intrinsic to them - Matt Damon. But I was very pleasantly surprised. Cleverly keeping familiar former cast members on the periphery, while introducing some compelling new ones (Ed Norton his usual superb self), this movie does deliver very well and it does so with a somewhat different 'tone' than the previous movies. It's familiar, and we do get the suspense with some incredible chase scenes (the motorbike chase is incredible), but Jeremy Renner brings his own shades of darkness and light to the table and Rachel Weiss brings a perfect measure to the drama without overacting. The ending once again, leaves us with future possibilities and I love how they have used to same closing theme music from Moby. Brilliant!
A good movie with plenty of cross-references to the real Bourne series.
It is however not in the same league as Matt Damon as Bourne.
It would have been more appropriate to create a 'spin-off' with a different title.
Interestingly the option has been left open for Matt Damon to reappear as Jason Bourne.
A bit like Bond lite... plus it has the longest chase scene in the history of movies (gets a bit ho-hum after the first 15 minutes). Normally I like Jeremy Renner, but he just seemed really awkward in this. Bring back Matt Damon.
Top. top film. Really well done! Has everything in it!