This is where the movie has a bit of a slow start in my opinion. The audience never quite knows exactly why Eric Byer (Edward Norton), CIA Director Ezra Kramer (Scott Glenn) and Mark Turso (Stacy Keach) want Cross and the other agents eliminated. It is believed some massive conspiracy is about to explode and the only way to cover it up is to eliminate everyone that is involved.
An underlying theme is the factor that Jason Bourne is on the loose and in
The chemistry between Renner and Weisz is obvious on the screen and it works to the picture’s advantage to have that love story arc. My biggest frustration with the picture was just why it was so important for them to take out Mr. Cross; it’s never really explained. A lot of the dialogue may bore some of the impatient moviegoers, but I’ve seen much worse. The other chapters in the franchise had a clear threat imminent throughout and the audience had a bit of an idea of where things would go; in this sequel not so much.
The chase sequences are incredible. The climax involves two motorcycles and the streets of
“The Bourne Legacy” does not exceed its predecessors on the element of story alone. There are gaps that just do go in sync to make the audience feel the movie has a clear direction in mind. Stars Renner, Weisz and Norton do exceptional work with there characters. While Norton is the obvious baddie in the picture, he uses his dialogue as a weapon to threaten and scare people. Would I ever hate to have him as a boss? “Legacy” loses a few points for cohesion, but it is an effective thriller that makes the audience think just how much power does the government have over the American people.
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