Matt Damon is back in most famous solo role … But does Jason Bourne have enough fight left in the tank to deliver a hit?
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KEY CAST MEMBERS: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepherd, Bill Camp and Julia Stiles
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Meanwhile, CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) is alerted to Nicky’s activities when an old laptop goes off and cyber intelligence agent Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander) alerts him to the problem. Now about to launch a program more intense than the Treadstone one that birthed the CIA’s prodigal son, Dewey can’t afford to have Parsons and Bourne popping up causing trouble. Thus, in addition to have teams ready to track him around the world, he has a man simply known as the Asset (Vincent Cassel) ready to strike at a moment’s notice to take care of the problem. But since he’s working very closely with Aaron Kalloor (Riz Ahmed), a Mark Zuckerberg-like head of a company called Deep Dream on its latest software release, Dewey has bigger fish to fry.
That is, if Bourne doesn’t end up frying him and everyone connected to Treadstone and the CIA’s latest Black Ops program first.
Over time, film franchises develop certain traits that become the selling points of their existence. In Jason Bourne, director Paul Greengrass (who also co-wrote the script) makes sure all the tentpoles are present so there’ no mistaken what film you’re watching. Unfamiliar with the Bourne movie staples checklist? It includes:
- Jason Bourne will ALWAYS disappear into a crowd and only one person, either his latest attempted assassin or the woman trying to possibly help him will see him right before he turns out of sight;
- The government official in charge – in this case, Tommy Lee Jones’ Dewey – will ALWAYS have a secondary backup plan in the form of an assassin designed to take Bourne out and be willing to sacrifice the first line of defense to get them into position to kill him;
- There will ALWAYS be a male assassin that has either a personal connection to Bourne and/or seems to be his equal since they went through similar training that he must fight in a really crowded room or underground space;
- If you get close to Jason Bourne, you’re going to die … Or at the very least, have to go into hiding;
- Any cell phone in a Bourne movie will at least be used once or twice to feature a U.S. government official making a veiled or direct threat that will eventually but certainly blow up in their face;
- Bourne will suffer a series of flashbacks that will only become clear right before his final confrontation sequence;
- The government official he is set to face off with will always try to convince Bourne he needs to “give in” to being Bourne and forget anything about being David Webb (his birth name in case you forgot);
- Bourne will ALWAYS learn he was lied to even more than he already had learned he had been lied to before; AND
- Bourne is ALWAYS gonna leave someone a message to let them know that if they pursue him, he’s one step ahead of them AFTER everything above happens.
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