Mini Movie Review: Bourne Ultimatum

As I mentioned the other day, my company sponsored a movie matinee at the Arclight, which was awesome. Not only did we get to cut out of work a couple hours early, they bought out the whole theater so we had a private screening where we could whoop and holler as much as we wanted without bothering regular moviegoers. In the 2+ years I have been at my company, this is the first time I’ve been able to take advantage of a daytime (during work hours) company event. I haven’t attended either of the company Holiday parties in the past two years because they were held at lunchtime on a Friday. They’ve had a number of screenings that I had to pass on because I was working. So it was really nice that I got to go (finally) to my first company screening.

I enjoyed The Bourne Ultimatum, but had some beefs about some of the director’s choices, but overall it was an enjoyable, suspenseful, action-filled movie. It’s not as good as my friends keep telling me they thought it was, so I didn’t like it THAT much.

Anyway, if anyone wants to discuss privately, find me on IM or something.

SPOILERS BELOW!

I enjoyed Bourne Ultimatum, but I didn’t like some of the cinematic choices of the director.

What was up with all the shaky camera stuff? (I don’t mean when he was running around. I mean when they had tight close ups of people talking and not running around.)

Also, I didn’t like the way the flashback scenes were shot with the lines and stupid sound effects so audiences KNEW he was remembering stuff.

However, LOVED most of the chase scenes, especially Waterloo Station and Tangier.

The chase scenes around New York were the least compelling (you knew that he wasn’t going to be at Tudor and 42nd, and if you saw the trailer, you know Bourne was going to be in Noah’s office). I also thought the Training Facility scene was anticlimatic.

Still enjoyed the film… a great action film and nice way to end the trilogy.

2 Responses to “Mini Movie Review: Bourne Ultimatum”



  • Good points, the training center scene was anticlimatic and I think I liked the train station scene the best. I’m not usually a fan of these action type films but this trilogy has been pretty good and fun to watch as popcorn fare!


  • Good points, the training center scene was anti-climatic and I think I liked the train station scene the best. I’m not usually a fan of these action type films but this trilogy has been pretty good and fun to watch as popcorn fare!

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