Movie Review: Jason Bourne (Universal)

Matt Damon returns to the Bourne franchise. Jason Bourne has been living off the grid for the past couple of years while making money with underground fighting contests. He’s still […]

Matt Damon returns to the Bourne franchise.

Jason Bourne has been living off the grid for the past couple of years while making money with underground fighting contests. He’s still haunted by his past but has no interest until he’s dragged back into his war with CIA. Jason finds out that there are more lies that the CIA has been hiding, and he’s forced to take on the corruption withing the CIA once again.

While it was nice to see Matt Damon play Bourne again, I found the film flawed and formulaic. The actions scenes were good, but the plot wasn’t as strong as previous films. Very predictable at parts and some things seemed too coincidental. It was pretty much everything that we saw in the previous Bourne films.

One of the things that really bothered me was actress Alicia Vikander, who plays Heather Lee, the CIA’s Cyber Division Head. Vikander is a Sweedish actress and she really struggled with an American accent. For some reason, every time she spoke, it took me out of the film. I couldn’t focus past it. Totally ruined the rest of the film for me.

I find myself wondering if this film was truly necessary to make.

In the end, all I can really say is to just wait until the film comes to home entertainment.

Jason Bourne opens everywhere on Friday, July 29th.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.