Friday, August 31, 2012

Movie Review: The Bourne Legacy

I was going to do a post about my Book 2 revisions but after seeing this movie at the weekend, I needed to review it, pronto.

I used to luuuurve going to the cinema. Lurve! But lately, while I've seen some good movies, I just can't seem to catch a WOW-THAT-TOTALLY-BLEW-ME-AWAY film. But I've been a huge fan of the Bourne franchise, so I was always going to see The Bourne Legacy. Deep down I was really hoping it would equal the three previous Matt Damon awesomeness because, seriously, what's not to like about Jeremy Renner?

Unfortunately, after waiting over an hour for the film to get going, I…kinda…zzzzz. I never really understood the premise of the film or grew to care about the characters. Jeremy Renner's character felt flimsy and Rachel Weisz, another favourite of mine, was so meeh, I couldn't be bothered to care about what happened to her.

As much as I adore Jeremy Renner, the fact that I can't even remember his character's name just makes think I wasted my precious money. When you're watching a hawt guy and a clever motor-bike chase through Manila and you keep thinking "I wish I was watching Ice Age 4 again", then you know something's wrong.

At the end of the movie, when DH said "I like the way they left the plot loose to make room for another one", I found myself thinking, "Bugger, I hope not!"

Sorry folks, this film just didn't do it for me. So in place of The Bourne Legacy trailer, I leave you with the last film that I actually enjoyed watching last month!

8 comments:

Romy Sommer said...

Your blog post really made me laugh Maya. I've loved all the Bourne movies so far, but I think the time comes in all franchise movies where you think "enough already!"

Sutton Fox said...

Thanks for the review. As another fan of the Bourne movies, I'll save my money. :)

Karen said...

I loved Matt Damon in the previous Bourne movies and wasn't sure I would like this one, but I loved it!

Caroline said...

Like you, I used to love going to the movies, and like you I went to see the BL - the first movie I've seen at the movies for over a year. And....like you I found it TOTALLY lacking ((((sigh)))). Also (call me old) the sound system was so LOUD!!!!!! I had to stick my fingers in my ears for most of the film - my ears actually ached because it was so loud in the film theatre. Caroline x

Maya said...

Glad you enjoyed the post, Romy :) Yeah, as someone tweeted, "there was a Bourne-sized plot hole in the movie that was never really filled". I couldn't agree more.

Maya said...

You're welcome, Sutton. I know others loved it it, though so maybe see it on DVD when it comes out to make up your mind ;)

Maya said...

Karen, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think for me it was the lack of Matt Damon that did it :)

Maya said...

Blimey, Caroline, I hear you!! I saw it in a new mall around where I live and winced more than a few times at how loud it all was!!!