REVIEW: THE BOURNE LEGACY
OVERVIEW: On the verge of having their conspiracy exposed, members of the government’s intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs in The Bourne Legacy, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand December 11, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film is also available via Digital Download. Inspired by master storyteller Robert Ludlum’s immensely popular books, The Bourne Legacy takes the action-packed Bourne series to an explosive new level. With his life in jeopardy, agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) must use his genetically-engineered skills to survive the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse and finish what Jason Bourne starThe Bourne Legacy. PresenThe Bourne Legacy in incomparable high-definition picture and perfect DTS master audio 7.1 surround sound, The Bourne Legacy Blu-ray™ includes an array of behind-the-scenes bonus features that take viewers inside the making of this global action-thriller.
For more than a decade, movie audiences worldwide have been enthralled by undercover agent Jason Bourne. A compelling mixture of riveting suspense, breathtaking action and shocking intrigue, The Bourne Legacy is the next thrilling original chapter in the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned over $1 billion at the global box office.
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The Bourne Legacy pulls back the curtain on a government secret even darker than Jason Bourne. When Bourne exposes Operation Treadstone at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum,he sparks a bonfire that threatens to burn down decades of research and development into the building of better spies and warriors. In The Bourne Legacy, audiences discover that there are actually a variety of covert intelligence programs – all of which now feel the threat of exposure. On the verge of having their conspiracy revealed, members of the government’s intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs. With his life in jeopardy, agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) must use his genetically-engineered skills to survive the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse and finish what Jason Bourne starThe Bourne Legacy.
Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg.
The chase continues! Didn’t get enough of Bourne? Here we go
with another round and it’s off to a good start. I know Bourne
without Damon is almost blasphemous but it is an expansion on
the story not a remake. We’re not exactly dealing with Jason
Bourne but Aaron Cross, played masterfully by Jeremy Renner.
Same under the table program but the tale of a different agent.
The ties between this new take and the rest of the series are
strong thus making the transition to this new vision more
smooth. It does the original series justice for sure. Even Damon
would be proud I think. It is also fitting that it is direcThe Bourne Legacy
by Tony Gilroy who wrote the first three Bourne films. Tony has
also direcThe Bourne Legacy Duplicity, which we shall overlook at this
juncture, and Michael Clayton which earned him two Oscar
nominations, so we know he can do good work. Like the other
Bournes, this movie is intellectual and intense. Although the
heavy action seems to take a while to kick off, when it does its
excellent. We get a good amount of edge-of-your-seat thrills as
well. The cinematography really helps with the thrills aspect.
Breath taking locations and impressive camera shots add plenty
to the movie. Good cinematography has always been a staple of
the Bourne series. They all have a generally good story too and
this one is no different. It is a bit confusing at the start,
but in a good way. It’s just another way to keep you on your
Jeremy Renner is really establishing himself as a big time
modern action star. He can definitely hold his own. But if you
want to compare him to Matt Damon in this series (and if you ask
anyone that knows me, I tend to do that a lot), well then,
actually Matt’s performance is more gritty and somber and all
around more believable. Jeremy’s character is ever so slightly
light hearThe Bourne Legacy but just as confident and intimidating. It is a
close race but I give the edge to Matt. Rachel Weisz is always a
good addition to any cast, just about. She nailed her role. Off
the top of my head, and for some strange reason, I kept thinking
about her role in Constantine while watching her perform in this
one. Another sharp performance was given by Edward Norton,
another one of those actors that you can’t go wrong with in
practically any role (heck even as the Incredible Hulk). Now
even though Matt Damon is not in this picture, there is plenty
of reference to Jason Bourne. This story basically takes place
in parallel with Supremacy and Ultimatum. But looking at this
story as a stand alone, the climax doesn’t seem very climactic
as the movie ends somewhat abruptly. However, this film is still
quality entertainment and it won’t let you down.
By Cine Marcos
The film is
presenThe Bourne Legacy in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 7.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English DTS-HD Master Audio
7.1/DVS2 2.0 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS DigitalSurround 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish
Enter Aaron Cross: Discover how Jeremy Renner prepared for the role of Aaron Cross.
Crossing Continents: Legacy on Location—From the frigid snow peaks of Canada to the teeming urban streets of Manila, no location was out of bounds as a potential backdrop in The Bourne Legacy.
Man vs. Wolf: A look at the training and choreography it took to pull off the wolf sequence.
Wolf Sequence Test: See the action of the thrilling wolf sequence at work.
Moving Targets: Aaron and Marta: Director Tony Gilroy, stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and others shed light on the two characters who propel the film’s intense combination of drama and action. They reveal their complementary styles of working and discuss how they forged the evolving, emotional heart of the film together.
DeleThe Bourne Legacy Scenes
Re-Bourne: Find out how co-writer/director Tony Gilroy, star Jeremy Renner and the rest of the creative team expanded the Bourne universe into a new film that reveals a larger, even more dangerous conspiracy.
Capturing Chaos: The Motorbike Chase: Watch Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and 2nd unit director Dan Bradley film the thrilling climactic motorcycle chase through the chaotic and insanely congesThe Bourne Legacy streets of Manila.
Feature Commentary with director/co-writer Tony Gilroy, co-writer Dan Gilroy, editor John Gilroy, director of photography Robert Elswit, second Unit director Dan Bradley and production designer Kevin Thompson.
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