Jason Bourne is a 2016 American spy action thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and co-written by Greengrass and the film’s editor, Christopher Rouse. It is the fifth installment of the Bourne film series and the direct sequel to The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Matt Damon reprises his role as the main character, former CIA assassin and psychogenic amnesiac Jason Bourne. In the film, Bourne tries to uncover hidden truths about his past, now remembering who he truly is. The film also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles and Riz Ahmed.
The plot doesn’t really matter in this movie as it’s not that good. There is something about Jason revealing his past and a social media company involved with the CIA.
It’s also an excuse for Bourne and co to visit various locations around the world. There is a long chase sequence at the beginning of the film involving motorbikes. It would be good if you could follow the action but it seems to be necessary to cut to people watching cameras and narrating the action. What happened to Show Don’t Tell ?
Then there is the shaky camerawork. It’s on during action sequences, conversations and even when just looking at a cellphone. And it’s annoying – very annoying.
For this reason this is just an average movie. Not much of a plot, little understanding of character motivations and backgrounds but lots of action, crashes and an overwhelming soundtrack.