Jason Bourne Movie Review {Starring Matt Damon} #JasonBourne

Jason Bourne Movie Review {Starring Matt Damon} #JasonBourne

I have always been an action movie fan. From my younger days of watching films like Star Wars and the Indiana Jones trilogy right up until today’s high-flying action flicks like The Avengers, I have loved action films. I have been especially fond over the years of James Bond films. There was always plenty of action in a Bond film, you could count on it. Today, the Jason Bourne films have become the new trademark for high-impact action films, and have supplanted the James Bond films as the benchmark for action. I do love the Jason Bourne films as well. So, I went out this past week and checked out the latest Jason Bourne film in the theaters, aptly titled Jason Bourne.

Jason Bourne Movie Review

Jason Bourne is the fourth film to feature Matt Damon as the legendary CIA operative Jason Bourne. In the previous three (The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, all based on the original Robert Ludlum novels), Jason Bourne doesn’t know who he is or how he got to be such a fluid killing machine. In this film, however, Bourne knows the truth about how he became Jason Bourne. He was born David Webb. His father, Richard Webb, was involved in a CIA project called Treadstone. That project is what turned David Webb into Jason Bourne.

Bourne has also discovered that the majority of his grief could be blamed on CIA Director Robert Dewey (played by Tommy Lee Jones). In an attempt to get back at Dewey, Bourne learns more that he wants to know about why he became Jason Bourne. He is forced to deal with the truth as well as a highly skilled assassin simply known as Asset (Vincent Cassel) as well as a young CIA officer named Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander), whom Bourne is unsure of and doesn’t really trust. The result is a whirlwind of action that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

My Thoughts

I really liked the movie. It doesn’t disappoint as an action film. There are plenty of fight scenes and car chases to thrill even the most avid action movie buff. The story line was well conceived, and the acting was a sure plus. Kudos to Tommy Lee Jones for playing a marvelous bad guy once again. Matt Damon is as stellar as ever as Jason Bourne, and I even liked Alicia Vikander’s role of Heather Lee. By the way, just in case you were wondering, Julia Stiles does reprise her role of Nicky Parsons in this film (in the other three films, she was a former CIA analyst who befriends Bourne and becomes a powerful ally for him).


In saying all that, though, I will say that I didn’t think it was as good as the previous three films. It comes close, but it just doesn’t quite measure up to me. I can’t really put a finger on why, but the other three were great films to me and this one is just a good one. You may disagree.

Oh, and also, when I am mentioning the other three films, I know there was a fourth film that featured Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy), however, that film was loosely based on an Eric Van Lustbader novel and did not feature Jason Bourne at all, so I consider that film to be a completely different entity in itself and not part of the Bourne films. Kind of like Never Say Never Again is not considered a part of the Bond films.

There is a fair amount of violence in this film, so I would consider leaving the kids at home. It isn’t gory, and the foul language is a minimum, which both make for a better movie in my book. I would give this film 4 out of 5 stars. I would definitely say you could do worse if you went to the theater so see a movie this weekend.

So, there you have it. Have a great time at the movies this weekend!

What Did You Think Of Our Jason Bourne Movie Review?

Have you seen Jason Bourne yet? Do you plan to? Did you see the other movies? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

About Jay Crawford

Jay is a die hard sports fan {football and college basketball being his favorites}. His favorite teams are the Carolina Panthers and Tarheels and, of course, his alma mater, the Appalachian Mountaineers. He spends his free time listening to music, especially KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music, and watching comic book and action movies. The more special effects - the better.

Comments

  1. I’m so excited to see this movie. The Bourne series is one of those rare movie franchises that holds up over so many sequels.
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  2. I love Matt Damon as Jason Bourne and have seen the first 3 movies. I really want to see the new one but haven’t had time yet. Hopefully I will be able to see it this weekend. Thank you for your review.

  3. O I LOVE action films. I can’t wait to see this one, thanks for the review

  4. These series is one of my favorites! I can’t wait to see this movie too!
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  5. I would like to check this movie out as I have seen the others. Interesting to see them coming out with another one. Matt Damon really rocks his role in these films.
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  6. My husband saw this movie last week. He said he liked this one the best in the whole bunch. I will have to watch it some point.
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  7. I would love to see this movie. Matt Damon is one of my favorite actors. I bet this movie is great! I’ll have to watch it soon.

  8. Brent Arceneaux says:

    I loved all the other movies; they were super action packed! Matt Damon is such an amazing actor, as well. He never disappoints.

  9. My hubs is going to see this Friday. It looks like a good movie!
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  10. Great film review without giving spoilers! I haven’t seen this episode of the Bourne films. I liked the previous films and will be sure to see this one too.
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  11. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I am looking forward to seeing this movie. We are going for date night after we go to dinner.

  12. I have liked the previous versions, so I suspect this one will be good too. I am going to see it!
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  13. Sounds like an action packed film. I am definitely going to want to see this. Love Matt Damon!
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  14. Matt Damon is awesome, I loved him in The Martian. I haven’t seen any of the Bourne movies, but I’ve seen billboards for this one, and I bet it will be a hit.

  15. These are such great movies, we can’t wait to see it. Thanks for the review!

  16. I confess I have never seen a Bourne movie. I know my husband has and will be looking forward to this one.

  17. Good review, thanks. My husband loves the Jason Bourne series, I’ll have to tell him about the new movie coming out!
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  18. Christina Aliperti says:

    I love this series and I love Matt Damon so this is heaven for me! I can’t wait till I get a chance to see this one!

  19. Great review Jay! I saw Bourne twice. 1st time as viewer, 2nd time to study it for parody. Here is our finished short film! Enjoy! You’ll love it!

  20. Jason Bourne 2016 Great Movie

    Matt damon Acting so great
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  21. I agree it wasn’t as good as the other Bourne movies but it was still a great movie
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