06 August 2007
Over the weekend I went to see Bourne Ultimatum, well actually I saw it twice. I definitely enjoyed the first two movies, and this one did not disappoint.
It begins where the second one left off, with Jason fleeing Moscow. We flash forward six weeks to a reporter who finds out about Project: Blackbriar and that started with Jason Bourne. From that point on, Bourne is trying to find out more about his identity, while also staying one step ahead of the CIA, who is tracking him.
I do not want to say too much about the movie since many people may not want me to ruin it for them. I do want to make one complaint though: would a CIA building have such clear windows that you could easily read classified documents from neighboring buildings? Also, how many operatives does the CIA have working in different cities? It seems like every time Bourne goes to another European city, they send in at least four agents to take him down. At this point, I am beginning to wonder if I work for the CIA...
For those of you who have seen the movie, I would like to ask what you thought of the ending? I loved it. I enjoyed that they did not explain the relationship between Nicky and David. We could infer that they dated before he went into the program, hell maybe after they broke up that made up his mind to commit to the program.
Also, I wonder if the writers of Wolverine, were big Robert Ludlam fans. You can definitely see the parallels between Logan and Bourne. Hell in the movie, X2, they say that Logan volunteered for the program.
Does anyone think there will be a fourth movie? There have been new books written based on manuscripts by Ludlum, or something like that. I hope not. I like the idea of the ending being left to our imaginations. To me, he remembers who he is, and it must not have been such a great life if he was willing to give it all up to serve his country.
Anyways, those were some of my thoughts on the film. Let me know what you guys thought of it.