The Bourne Supremacy
UNIVERSAL PICTURES' ``The Bourne Supremacy" is a spy thriller that picks up where its predecessor Doug Liman's Bourne Identity left off. And Jason Bourne, the protagonist, who was strong, quick witted and extremely sharp, continues to run from enemies he has no clue about.
Or at least till his super brain figures it out quickly enough.
Bourne has lost the directorship of Doug Liman whose vision about this espionage saga, adapted from Robert Ludlum's ponderous novels, surpassed the written medium, but in this, director Paul Geengrass does not fail either. The film pulsates with enough tension and action to bring the audience to the edges of their seats.
Last seen Jason Bourne is holidaying in the sunny beaches of Goa, India, with someone he loves - Marie (Franka Potente) - his nightmares continue and he still suffers from amnesia. Many images flash before his subconscious but nothing seems to make sense. But the past and what has gone before continue to haunt him and soon enough catches up with Bourne on his idyllic surroundings.
The bullets meant for him kill his girlfriend and Jason is on the run again to figure out who wants him dead. A CIA operation in Berlin has gone very wrong. An arranged exchange of money for information was interrupted by an assassin (Karl Urban) who kills both the buyer and the seller and walks off with the booty leaving a neatly planted fingerprint of Bourne.
Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) in charge of the operation sets in motion a massive manhunt for Bourne who had earlier made a deal with his former employers that no one should come looking for him or else... The rest of the movie is a giant game of cat and mouse with multiple bad guys played out in the vast landscape from the U.S. to Moscow, with stops in Naples, Berlin and Amsterdam. The car chases through the streets especially in Goa and in the end are simply breathtaking. And Matt Damon as Bourne makes for a lethal, cool hero who is also bogged down by some serious angst.
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