Sunday, August 19, 2012
Movie Review --- The Bourne Legacy
We decided to go see The Bourne Legacy since it came out last week and we weren't able to see it then. There are several good movies out right now that I'm dying to see - it was hard to decide, but we went with this one and will go see The Expendables II in the next week or so.
What can I say, I'm an easy to please movie fan, and I loved this newest installment in the Bourne story. No Matt Damon, but Jeremy Renner was excellent in this story. Very believable and hunky to boot! He's not what I'd call a handsome guy, but he's got that rugged thing down pat. And he's going to be the next big action star, for sure.
Rachel Weisz is his "love" interest, and although I'm a fan of hers, the chemistry wasn't exactly right, although she pulled it off okay. Don't get too attached to her, Alex, the Bourne girls don't last past the second movie. Ha!
The only downside is that there wasn't a lot of new catchy action sequences - climbing and jumping on roofs (check!), fast motorcycle race through crowded streets (check!), running through crowded apartments and alleyways (check!) There was one quick "jumping up on the stair railing with the motorcycle" that I hadn't seen before, so I guess that counts.
I give it a 3.5 stars! Go see it!