The first moving look we have is pretty standard in the BOURNE franchise. Bourne remembers some new things, he meets up with Nicki (Julia Stiles), he makes a harrowing escape. An agent even says, “Jesus Christ, it’s Jason Bourne,” and, “Why would he come back now?”
I know I’m poo-pooing the originality, but I’ll be there opening night to take a look what Damon and director Paul Greengrass have in store for us. The success these films have had even made the JAMES BOND franchise look in the mirror and decide to do away with the cutesy plots and names and morph that universe into something a lot more hard hitting.
Still, JASON BOURNE is a shitty title, especially when there is a mountain-sized list of names that would have been better. Just off the top of my head: THE BOURNE SUPPOSITION, THE BOURNE MEMORANDUM, THE BOURNE PERSONIFICATION, THE BOURNE MIGRATION, THE BOURNE RECOLLECTION. I’d even take THE BOURNE GRATIFICATION. That’s sexy.