The Bourne Legacy (quick movie review)

I recently wrote that the Robocop reboot wasn’t great, but it wasn’t boring, either. Today I come down from the mountaintop to tell you that The Bourne Legacy is Bourning as hell. (See what I did there?)

I was wondering how they’d make a Bourne movie without Bourne and the answer is this isn’t really a movie. It just this thing that exists for 135 minutes.

Or in other words, it’s not good.

There’s not much to tell, really… what a waste of Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton. Renner’s character isn’t interesting – at all – so there’s nothing to latch onto. The movie feels like it’s five hours long… the word "plodding" comes to mind. The fact that the events of this film are happening parallel to The Bourne Ultimatum is just a distraction. (They must refer to this at least five times – the movie bludgeons the audience to death with this concept. Or, in my case, to sleep. I actually dozed off for a few minutes. That never happens to me. I didn’t fall asleep during Armageddon, for Christ’s sake.)

This is the worst movie I’ve seen in a while – further analysis if futile. I’m giving The Bourne Legacy a 3 out of 10 and I’ll leave it at that.


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Posted on June 20, 2014, in movie review and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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