It's the not the high octane opening I was expecting but it's a strong start to an ever expanding franchise. Bourne is rescued from the Mediterranean sea with a microchip and two bullet wounds in his back, once the chip activates it leads to a bank in Zurich. When Bourne awakes he realises he is suffering from memory loss, and now his adventure starts leading him to discover who he is and what happened before his rescue. This is not a slow film, it just makes you wait a while before erupting into action, and Doug Liman does a fantastic job of isolating Bourne from his surroundings and placing threat all around him, uncertainty looms in the air and tension is thick and that's what replaces action. However Liman puts you in the passenger seat when the thrills begin, the car chase is frantic and well edited, fast cuts leap from shot to shot with grit and realism, there's no gimmicks and the stunt work is real, and when you've got Paul Oakenfold's 'Ready, Steady, Go" soundtrack playing alongside you know you're in for a full on ride. Matt Damon and Franka Potente are two excellent leads, when they have to act suspicious and at times reserved they do it so well, and their characters develop as the franchise extends into other adventures. Without blistering action and more focus on story this is a top spy thriller and the start to a brilliant franchise.