This afternoon Ariesna and I went out to see The Bourne Supremacy. As I expected it was mostly a fast paced action movie with just a hint of drama tossed in to spice things up. Was it good? Well… it would have been better if they didn’t use such jerky camera work for the action sequences, particularly the car chases. I have a fairly strong stomach for such things but even I was starting to feel a touch of motion sickness by the end of the movie. Poor Ariesna was downing some Dramamine to try calming her stomach and fight off the severe motion sickness that she was feeling. Still if you can get past the motion sickness issue; there are some other disappointments in store for you:
- Matt Daemon isn’t playing the role of Jason Bourne as well as he did back in The Bourne Identity.
- Figuring out the real bad guy in this film takes no effort and that ruins the suspensefulness of the film.
- The portion of the movie where Bourne goes to Russia, feels tacked on like it really belongs in another movie1.
- The way Bourne dealt with the Russian assassin didn’t make any sense.
So am I saying that I hated the movie? No, I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was a fun film that allowed me to have some mindless entertainment for an hour & 48 minutes. Given I woke up exhausted and was in a sleepy haze all day that was probably for the best. I give the movie 3 and a half out of 5 cups of coffee. It’s worth seeing if you can catch it at a matinee or at a cheap-seats movie theater.
1 Though I have to admit, I did admire Bourne’s character for locating the girl and apologizing to her for what he’d done in the past.