The Bourne Ultimatum
Director: Paul Greengrass
Writer: Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns, George Nolfi
Based on: Robert Ludlum‘s novel
Sequel to: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy
Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Joan Allen, Paddy Considine, Édgar Ramírez, Scott Glenn, Albert Finney, Daniel Brühl
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is still running, hiding and not remembering. But then he stumbles upon an article by Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) about himself, the Treadstone Project and Operation Blackbriar. So Jason goes to meet Simon to find out his source and get more info about his past. But in the meantime Noah Vosen (David Strathairn) is on Jason’s tail – and he wants nothing more than to make Jason go away for good.
The Bourne Ultimatumg is a rather satisfying conclusion to the trilogy and to Bourne’s story, though I didn’t get into it as much as I would have liked.
The Bourne Ultimatum is a rather traditional movie, to the point were little comes as a surprise. If I didn’t know that I had never watched the film before, I would have thought that I dimly remembered the plot from before and that I therefore knew how it would end. But it’s just such a classic solution that that wasn’t necessary.
That doesn’t mean that the movie isn’t engaging but it’s not as effective as it could have been if you were actually in doubt about how things would end. But these plot developments are classics because they usually work, so that’s okay.
What I still enjoyed very much, though, was the cast. Especially that we got a little more of Julia Stiles and the addition of Paddy Considine and David Strathairn. But as much as I like Daniel Brühl, the scene with him was a little weird. He came out of nowhere and went nowhere either.
In any case, the movie was good to watch and the closure was needed to (at least kinda) finish the story.
Summarising: Not mind-blowing, but fine.