Jason Bourne (Movie Review)

The new Jason Bourne movie hits theaters today, and let me just say, he’s (Matt Damon) still got it! I was able to catch a screening of the film earlier this week with my dad, who was equally impressed.

Believe it or not it’s been 10 years since we saw him in action as the trained “deadly weapon” agent. In Jason Bourne (yes, the movie’s titled after the character’s name which gets a bit confusing), Bourne is lured out of hiding by former operative Nicky Parsons, and is quickly also discovered by CIA director, Robert Dewey, who wants him gone.

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There’s also a new agent that comes into play, Heather Lee, who leads the cybersecurity division and works alongside the CIA director. She’s caught in the crossfire of wanting to “do the right thing,” but can never seem to pinpoint exactly what that is. I loved seeing Alicia Vikander in this – especially after her brilliant performance in The Danish Girl.

Jason Bourne doesn’t offer too many dull moments, and even brings in a character similar to a combination of Apple + Facebook, which myself and the audience found pretty entertaining. In fact, what it really came down to was the government and privacy (similar to the battle we see being played out in real life).

Jason Bourne (2016)

To be honest, it’s been a solid decade since I’ve watched any of Matt Damon’s Bourne movies (I really should marathon them again soon), but I loved the action-packed films back in the day, and must say, this one was pretty great too! Filled with lots of high-speed chases, adrenaline, and scenes to keep you on the edge of your seat. But will this be the end for Bourne or is there more to come? You’ll have to see the movie to find out!

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Are you a fan of the Bourne movies? 

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  • Lindsay Katherine

    I appreciate a good movie review so I have an idea going in : )

    • Me too! I think I’ve only blindly gone into a movie once and I felt very off about it!

  • I’ve never seen any of these movies but I really think I need to! They sound so good.

    • Really?! You definitely should! They’re really good!

  • Emily Bendler

    I think I’ll marathon the original movies and then catch this one. Can’t wait!!

    • That sounds like a great idea! I want to go back and watch the old ones soon too. I was pretty hazy on remembering all of the plot details!

  • Mostly Simple Life

    I’m excited to see this! Matt Damon does such a big range of movies. I like the action!

    • Same! So excited he came back to revive his character in this series!

  • CDG

    I heard the person you went with is wicked cool! Luv your blog

  • I had never seen any of the Bourne movies until this year! My boyfriend loves them though and we marathoned through 1-3 – really looking forward to this movie!

    • Good thinking! I need to go back and refresh myself on everything that happened in them. I hope you enjoy the new one!

  • Greta Hollar

    I want to see this so much! It looks great!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Vyjay Rao

    I would love to catch up with Jason Bourne, who makes an appearance after a really long time. My first introduction to him was through Robert Ludlums books, the movies came afer.

    • How cool! I haven’t read the books yet. Did the movies do his character justice?

      • Vyjay Rao

        Yes, but I feel that films however well made can never come close to a book, because with a book, it is your own imagination.

  • emi

    I always love your helpful movie reviews! We’ll have to add this to the list.

    xox welltraveledwife.com

    • Thanks, Emi! I hope you enjoy it when you get around to seeing it!

  • Glad to hear that this movie didn’t disappoint! It’s cool that they got Matt Damon back again, too. :)

    • I know! It was crazy seeing the flashbacks too – he looks so much younger when they made the last movies! He’s still got it though!

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I absolutely want to see this movie because I’m such a Jason Bourne fan! xx adaatude.com

    • Me too! I’m so glad they decided to bring it back!

  • I’m pretty excited to see this movie. My entire family are Jason Bourne fans!

  • Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    We just watched it this weekend and yes, it was just as good as all the others! We love all the Bourne movies!