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).

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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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26 Comments

  1. Lindsay Katherine
    July 29, 2016 / 12:26 PM

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

    • July 31, 2016 / 10:52 PM

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

  2. July 29, 2016 / 12:59 PM

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

    • July 31, 2016 / 10:52 PM

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

  3. Emily Bendler
    July 29, 2016 / 1:51 PM

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

    • July 31, 2016 / 10:53 PM

      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!

  4. Mostly Simple Life
    July 29, 2016 / 4:07 PM

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

    • July 31, 2016 / 10:53 PM

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

  5. CDG
    July 29, 2016 / 5:16 PM

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

  6. July 29, 2016 / 8:56 PM

    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!

    • July 31, 2016 / 11:18 PM

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

    • July 31, 2016 / 11:18 PM

      It is! I love action-packed thrillers!

  7. Vyjay Rao
    July 30, 2016 / 5:01 AM

    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.

    • July 31, 2016 / 11:22 PM

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

      • Vyjay Rao
        August 2, 2016 / 11:27 AM

        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.

  8. July 30, 2016 / 1:23 PM

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

    xox welltraveledwife.com

    • July 31, 2016 / 11:19 PM

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

  9. July 31, 2016 / 8:34 PM

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

    • July 31, 2016 / 10:54 PM

      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!

  10. Adaleta Avdic
    August 1, 2016 / 10:38 AM

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

    • August 7, 2016 / 3:49 PM

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

  11. August 1, 2016 / 10:45 AM

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

    • August 7, 2016 / 3:49 PM

      I hope you guys like it as much as we did!

  12. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    August 1, 2016 / 2:25 PM

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

    • August 7, 2016 / 3:49 PM

      Us too! I’m glad you enjoyed it as well!