Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Bourne Synopsis

by Colleen

Well, your fearless co-author was manipulated into watching The Bourne Legacy with her mother while on vacation in South Haven, MI this weekend after some not so veiled comments were made about the fine quality of the movie's actors (Edward Norton, Rachel Weiz AND Albert Finney? oh my), a certain someone's openness to seeing "a movie...any movie really, even that Bourne movie...," and noticing that our walks around the small, sleepy downtown always involved passing by its only movie theater with the compelling Bourne Legacy poster on the marquee (I think some one had a little crush on the male lead. (That someone wasn't me.)).

Despite my lack of diligence in keeping up with the second and third Bourne installments after seeing the first, it turned out viewing them wasn't at all necessary for enjoying the forth in this Bourne Trilogy....+1?

I think this was largely due to the movie's plot being incredibly linear*.

In fact.

If you strip away all the chase/fight scenes, explosions, and special effects, the effective movie that's left is like so-