A kissing scene, an aggressive woman is making a pass at Bourne and they kiss.
No sexual content or nudity.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Jason Bourne is back, but my perception is very complicated. Technically, this is still a film worthy of the previous trilogy. But the kernel has major flaws. In the old trilogy, the first is escape, the second is atonement, and the third is root seeking. Bourne went through a lot of difficulties. The initiator he finally found was himself. He volunteered to join the treadstone program and became a $30 million weapon. In terms of plot, it is a complete circle, which also increases the tragic element of Bourne. The New Jason Bourne, which wants to create complications on the existing perfect story, is not very successful in my opinion.

One of the failures: Nicky’s motivation

In the old trilogy, Nicky’s main motivation to help Bourne is their feelings. The new film portrays Nicky as an Assange / Snowden character who sacrifices his life in order to expose the CIA plot (this is reflected in the plot in which Bourne asks Nicky’s German associates to crack the USB flash drive). This jump is very far fetched. There is an obvious component to lead to Bourne, and the trace of plot device is obvious.

What I want to mention here is that the scene of the killer sniping Nicky directly reminds me of the famous bridge section in Saving Private Ryan. It’s exactly the same.

Failure 2: Richard Webb’s dilemma

Richard Webb is Bourne’s father and the initiator of a series of CIA conspiracy plans. However, when selecting the right candidate, the CIA chose his son David Webb, later Jason Bourne. So there was the plot of director Dewey assassinating Richard and making David think that terrorists killed his father, and then volunteered to become Jason Bourne. Not to mention how stupid the CIA can be, so many American soldiers can only pick out one person (and the first film has shown that there is more than one person in the treadstone plan). Just talk about the purpose of this setting. If you just want to give David Webb a reason to become Jason Bourne, it is not necessary to give him a father who works in the CIA. His father can be a passer-by, and the CIA can assassinate and plant it for terrorists.

So far, the only explanation can only be that Richard Webb is a victim of the internal struggle of the CIA (an analyst can be a victim), so unless there is a sequel to make it right, this plot seems very far fetched. But this is not the most important thing. The most important thing is that this plot caused the third failure.

Failure 3: Bourne’s motivation

As mentioned earlier, Bourne is the initiator of his own tragedy in the old trilogy. The plot about his father in this film completely disrupted this setting, making Bourne no longer bear the original moral responsibility for his killer behavior, and pulled the series down from the height of Faust selling his soul to the devil to the level where good and evil are irreconcilable, only blaming the Communist army for being too cunning. Bourne’s reflection and questioning of himself is the core of the story in the old trilogy. With such a kernel, the audience can really aftertaste what they see and understand why Bourne has to find the neski girl with injury and tell her the truth, or go back to the original training camp to retrieve the lost memory. Now Bourne just feels cheated, so he wants to kill Dewey, or chase the CIA killer in order to avenge his father’s murder. Remember Bourne’s interaction with the killers before? In the first film, the dying professor (Clive Owen) said to Bourne, “look at this. Look at what they make you give.” In the third film, Bourne said the same thing to the killer he released from the rooftop. They are all tragedies under the same plan. Bourne in the old trilogy understands this, but Bourne in this film has returned to his killer nature.

In terms of technology, the film maintains a certain degree of continuity, and many small details that have appeared in previous works have also appeared in the film. For example, steal the mobile phone into the coat pocket, use the items at hand when fighting (this film is pot + chair legs), etc. The drawback is that Bourne’s physical strength has been enhanced. It’s hard to imagine that he can run after being shot in the stomach. The music is regular, but it’s good. The previous music is too iconic. It’s good to keep it. The CIA, played by new actors Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia vikander, personally believes that the rhythm is a little slow, which is a little out of step with the fast pace of the film.

Having said so much, I still recommend this film. Picking so many faults is mainly because of high expectations. The old trilogy is a masterpiece, especially the second one. After this film, my expectations for the sequel have been reduced a lot, and I don’t know if I will make a sequel. It may depend on the box office. But the movie seems to have buried the foreshadowing of the sequel. Who noticed that at the beginning of the video, when Bourne recalled the people he had killed before, there was a shot of aiming a sniper gun at the back of the head?

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To make a digression, the film is obviously more liberal in its political position. Every time the word patriot is mentioned, it is derogatory in the context. In order to protect the country, we can do anything. This is basically the complaint of this film and even this series against the U.S. national security system represented by the CIA. In the old trilogy, the plot with conspiracy theory as the main line is acceptable because it deviates from real politics. However, in the case that many plots in this film reflect reality (such as Snowden’s leak and the FBI Apple backdoor incident), it seems inappropriate to stand in line politically. Today, when terrorist attacks occur one after another, a film accusing security agencies and suggesting that terrorist attacks are CIA conspiracy is not easy to be accepted by the audience.

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