Jason Bourne is coming out in theaters on July 29TH and to celebrate the upcoming release of the film, I am watching all the films in the Bourne series. For this week’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday movie, we are watching the third film in the series The Bourne Ultimatum. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is back and the film kind of takes place right after the events of the second film. Jason finds that a journalist (Paddy Considine) has written about him in a newspaper, but when the journalist is killed, he stumbles on to something new that could lead him to the beginning. Unfortunately for Jason, there is a CIA official (David Strathairn) that is determined to stand in his way no matter what it takes even if it means eliminating people. The film also stars Joan Allen (Death Race) as Pam Landy, Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) as Nicky Parsons, Scott Glenn (Urban Cowboy) as Ezra Kramer, Edgar Ramirez (Wrath Of The Titans) as Paz, Albert Finney (The Big Fish) as Dr. Albert Hirsch, Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War) as Martin Kreutz, Corey Johnson (Ex Machina) as Wills, Tom Gallop (Jerry Maguire) as Tom Cronin, and the film was directed by Paul Greengrass. Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:
As far as the stats are concerned, Damon has the highest kill/knockout rating of the whole series so far with 20 kills/knockouts. As always with this series, the origin story continues to unravel, but what you discover towards the end may shock you or it may not. He has no love interest in the film because she is dead, but there is something that Julia Stiles’s character says that caught me by surprise and made me think. No one close to him gets hurt other than the fact that Julia Stiles is being chased at one point. The big boss is defeated and it looks as if the chain of command at the CIA is rattled. The ending of the film could leave thinking one of two things and it was that either this was the end or they teased more films. Nevertheless, the film has a heck of a lot more action than the previous two films which kind of took away from the story of espionage, but it was a lot more fast paced. Is this the best of the three films in the series, if you’re talking about action then yes, but as far as story is concerned I would say it was close. Like the previous two films, it’s always interesting to see where in the world they go with this film touching down in Morocco, New York, Germany, Spain, Italy, and England. That is what is fun about these spy films is where they go and the things they have to do while there. The fight scene in the film that Damon has with Joey Ansah rivals that of any of the previous fight scenes in the first two films. Check it out for yourselves, I am giving the film 4.3 fists out of five for a final grade.