Jason Bourne comes out on July 29, 2016 and since I haven’t seen any of the Bourne films in the series so I figured I might as well start now. Also, since I do a weekly post called Ass Whoopin Wednesdays, I figured this would be the perfect place for it. So for almost every Wednesday, I will be reviewing every Bourne film in the series and I start with The Bourne Identity. Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) plays government assassin Jason Bourne, but the only problem is that he doesn’t know that. You see Jason was shot and left for dead in the Mediterranean Sea and since he has come to he doesn’t know who he is or why all of a sudden people are after him. With the help of a girl he just met named Marie (Franka Potente), he’ll try to put the pieces together before he becomes extinct. The film also stars Chris Cooper (The Town) as Conklin, Clive Owen (Inside Man) as The Professor, Brian Cox (Troy) as Ward Abbott, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Wombosi, Gabriel Mann (Revenge) as Zorn, Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) as Nicolette, Orso Maria Guerrini (The Conformist) as Giancarlo, and the film was directed by Doug Liman (Edge Of Tomorrow). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:
So as I said before, let’s go over some of the stats of the film considering we brought back one category special for this. Jason Bourne throughout the course of this first film has about 15 kills/knockouts with one of my favorites being him jumping over a railing with a body to shoot a guy while the body breaks his fall when he hits the floor. As far as his origin story is concerned, I say it’s developing because he’s learning it. He does have a love interest in the film and they do have a sexual conquest or at least it’s implied. I wasn’t sure what to answer for the next one because she is sort of targeted by the same people as him. Last but not least, the big boss in this film is defeated and as usual you’ll have to watch for yourself how it goes down. I am glad that I finally sat down to watch the whole the film because I have only seen bits and pieces of all of them, but have never watched the films in full. Matt Damon is a bad ass with a lot of great and deadly skills in the film and he kicked off the age of bad ass former government ops guys in Hollywood. The film is a constant cat and mouse game which is pretty cool in my opinion because it makes it interesting to watch, but the action when it’s around is good. The cinematography was perfect, Franka Potente was a great partner for Matt Damon’s character, and it makes me excited to continue on. I am going to give this film 4.4 fists out of five for a final grade.