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On the Bourne Ultimatum

2007-08-12

Category: movies

I've just seen the movie The Bourne Ultimatum. The problem is that I'm not really sure whether I should recommend it or not.

The plot tells the continuing adventures of the rogue CIA agent Jason Bourne. In order to understand the tale you will need to see the previous two films, The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Again The Bourne Supremacy. The three movies make an interesting story with plenty of unexpected but good twists and turns.

All three films star Matt Damon in the lead role. This movie involved really good acting, as far as I can tell. You really want to club the bad guys and you have to cheer on the good guy.

The reason I said "as far as I can tell" in that last paragraph is the camera work. It is obvious that the cameras were operated by a crew of epileptic macaques. The images jerked wildly and often went in and out of focus. Even when one object may be in focus, the depth of field would be such that one's eyes would hurt trying to see things on the rest of the screen. Oh well, every director knows that you can hide a lack of talent with simple, sloppy camera tricks.

That's the origin of my dilemma; should I recommend this film? If not for the cinematography I would encourage everyone to see it right away. Because of those camera problems, I can only suggest you see if there is nothing else interesting playing. Even then, don't go if you are prone to motion sickness.


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