Posted on 6/10/11 05:29 PM
I think this is the best of the Bourne trilogy (so far) and likely to stay that way, even if more films are made. The first one was good but somehow, kind of formulaic. This one, with Bourne remembering more and closing in on his "creators"/enemies, is sharper, more focused and intense.
The main gripe I have is due to my own sensibilities; the scene in which Marie is shot and Bourne desperately tries to rescue her underwater. It's so sad!
Other than that, I love all its elements: the fight sequences (Damon reminds me of John Cusack's free-style martial arts in films like "Grosse Pointe Blank", but faster), the computer hacking, identity switching and routine outwitting of his "handlers" as well as the assassins they dispatch.
It's utterly cool that the baby-faced Matt Damon is SO believable as a highly trained killer! Remember him in "Good Will Hunting"? Who would have thought it? (Same goes for Cusack!).
Also usually uncredited is Moby's excellent techno music--so apropos to these films.