March 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Today’s Movie of the Day post will be a reblog of my original review for the movie.
I will admit my original review was not the kindest in terms of my love of the film. Initially I think that the reboot fell a bit short along with some shortcomings due to the story. But after repeated reviews of the movie, I have come to enjoy the new direction that they are taking, mainly because the star, Jeremy Renner, is impressive in this movie. A lot more emotive than the Damon Bourne was. Renner manages to propel you along with the story through his particular actions and also with the physicality that he brings to the series. It’s a nice attempt that I think will yield better sequels down the line, but there is some work to be done to get to there. Overall, my opinion on the movie has changed for the better and I enjoy it a lot more than I originally did.
Well, enjoy the snippet of the review and click more to read the whole review!
While the plot is needlessly complicated, it is sharp enough to keep jumping fluidly between action scenes and plot development. It is still a movie about a guy trying to score drugs, but at least the brief action sequences serve up some intensity. The final closing action sequence goes on for a bit longer than it should, but it also borrows from several different chase scenes from The Bourne Ultimatum and even a James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies. It feels too familiar, while exciting, but it just goes on a bit longer than needed, drawing out the anti-climatic showdown between Cross and newly implemented agent.