I just wrote a Matt Damon film review yesterday, and since Jason Bourne is now in theaters, I decided to watch it and do a review on it. In this fifth installment of the Jason Bourne series, Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role, luring ticket buyers with prospects of an inventive and adrenalin-injecting meetup between Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, a dynamic duo that exceeded normal blockbuster expectations/standards with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. Me being an aficionado of both of those motion pictures, I too had very high hopes for the return of the character with the same initials as Agent 007. In Jason Bourne (2016), it has been 10 years ever since Jason Bourne (Damon) walked away from the organization that trained him to become a deadly killer. Planning to coax him out of the shadows, CIA director Robert Dewey designates hacker and counterinsurgency expert Heather Lee to find him once and for all. But, Lee suspects that former operative Nicky Parsons is also searching for Bourne. And as Lee begins hunting down the two, Bourne ends up back in action battling a sinister network that uses terror and technology to maintain power. But after a few minutes into Jason Bourne, I sense that something is wrong. Could it be the stoic, that Jason Bourne only has 25 lines in the whole movie? Could it be that the film focuses more about how the movie looks (cinematography and editing), without giving a second thought to the actual action? Or, could it be that the story of the movie has a very similar plot compared to it’s previous installments, literally asking questions that have already been answered? I loved the first few Jason Bourne movies, but this latest sequel has really made me reconsider my love for the series as a whole. I am trying really hard to like this movie, but I just can’t.
Here is my rating system. After reviewing every movie, I will rate the movie out of 5★ and out of 100 to let you know what I think of the movie.
5★(95-100): It’s an absolutely great movie that I would recommend to everyone, and definitely one worth watching.
4★(80-94): It’s a good movie that I would still recommend, but it’s just not exactly at the very top.
3★(70-79): It’s a movie that’s better than average, but still has its ups and downs.
2★(51-69): This movie is definitely under average. This movie is hard to enjoy and the director of this movie probably wasn’t even trying to make a good movie.
1★(50 and below): This movie is just complete utter bullshit, so much so that it makes me angry that I even watched it. The director of this movie was just drunk. This is the type of movie that will make you question your ability to pick a good movie. Instead of buying these types of movies, just donate your money to charity and you will be better off anyway.
My rating for Jason Bourne (2016) is 3★ and 73.
In the end, this movie had a few ups, but many downs, and I really don’t recommend watching this film. Jason Bourne was a highly anticipated film, but didn’t live up to its expectations.
*I am new to movie reviewing, and I hope you enjoyed this review. I am open to all constructive criticism, so please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!*