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The Bourne Supremacy Reviews

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July 29, 2016
Supreme to Indentity. Fight scenes, car chase, plot flow. Greengrass elevates the franchise, but not enough.
July 28, 2016
80% - A well-handled direction by Paul Greengrass and strong cinematography by Oliver Wood make this sequel miles better than The Bourne Identity.
July 28, 2016
The Bourne Supremacy is my personal favourite of the original trilogy, with the best action, the best soundtrack, and a simple yet complex narrative. Masterful.
½ July 28, 2016
Another disappointing addition to the Bourne franchise. Bourne is portrayed as very unlikable, despite the fact he thinks he's the good guy, (which is strange coming from a Matt Damon role) because of the malicious way he treats civilians and his complete disregard to follow any simple laws that make him so frustrating to watch on screen. The car chases are exciting but the fight scenes are recorded so shakily that it hurts my eyes. I don't understand why shaking the camera is so hated until Paul Greengrass does it in a Bounre movie. It's slightly better than the first film but it's still incredibly underwhelming.
July 27, 2016
Part 2 of the movie series. Good action and thrill. Matt Damon and Franka Potente escape and lay low in India. Karl Urban framed an explosion with his finger print. Joan Allen is the deputy and investigating the missing $20 million from CIA and during the exchange of files, one of her agent got killed in the bomb attack. Karl took the money and files and handover to oil magnate Karel Roden. Karl try to kill Matt but Franka is dead instead. Joan got to know about Treadstone project and investigate further, to the dismay of Brian Cox who knew about the ops. She know someone in CIA is involve and a Russian politician wanted to expose who is the thief but was killed by his wife. She believe Matt is the culprit. Matt on purpose make his presence known to the team and he easily track down Joan. Julia Stiles was also brought onto the team. He ask to surrender and meet Julia only. Joan ask if he remember his killings years ago in Berlin. But he is not that foolish. He get some info from Julia and escape. When one of the agent tell Brian he think the bomb attack seems fake, Brian kills him. Matt did his own investigation and go back to the Berlin hotel he remember in flashback, in which he kills the said politician. Brian call Karel and ask him to kill Matt quickly if not their misdeeds will expose but the latter says he is obligate to do anything anymore. Matt appear behind him and recorded his voice admitting to the deeds. Joan got to know about the death of the agent and find Brian. He kills himself in front of her. Matt travel to Russia and kill Karl. Joan receive the recording and also step up to capture Karel. Matt find the daughter (Oksana Akinshina) of the politician he killed and says he is sorry for been the one and not as reported the mother kill the father. He call Joan and she thank him. Also tell him his real name is David Webb and birthday and place of born. She want Matt to talk more to her but he decline and prefer to go off the grid.
½ July 27, 2016
Surprisingly good for a sequel
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½ July 27, 2016
Supremacy builds on all the strengths of 2002's 'Identity' by giving Jason Bourne a much more relatable and grounded side. It's far from risky or overly original, but The Bourne Supremacy is as tightly compacted and impeccably directed as a spy thriller can get.

Stepping in for Doug Liman is Paul Greengrass, known now as a master of suspense films, and Supremacy was one of his first gems. As I've said before, the original Bourne trilogy gets better with each film, and I think this second entry in the spy series may give us the best performance from Matt Damon in the title role. With his increasingly likable performance and magnetic charm, along with Tony Gilroy's well strung script, Supremacy tends to hit on all levels.

With a bigger budget and seemingly more freedom in that department, I feel like the filmmakers wanted to turn the series in a slightly more action heavy route. Instead of Bourne being on the run from the C.I.A., this time he's hunting them, and the action steps up because of that. Bourne has more time to plan out his moves and hence the scenes feeling more natural and polished. With that said, the reason the action works so well, is because the characters are written with depth and motivations. There are no mustache twirling villains, you understand where everyone is coming from, even if you don't agree with their decisions.

One of those nicely written characters is Joan Allen's Pamela Landy. Landy, a new task force leader from the C.I.A., wants just as many answers as Bourne as she draws close to the truth behind Treadstone. Unfortunately for her, Bourne is after everyone who ever wronged him, and Landy may be one of them. Much like the first film, as the audience you suspect what's going on, but it's far more interesting to watch the performances and reactions of the characters finding out themselves. That's a tribute to the acting and directing.

At the center of each Bourne film is the performance of the great Matt Damon, and I don't know that he's ever been as good as he is in 'Supremacy'. The wide range of emotion and flawless action sequences that he (reportedly) did stunts for is impressive. The best Bourne is revenge Bourne and that's what we get here. It's always entertaining to watch him rip apart the C.I.A.'s attempts to take him down, even on the 5th or 6th viewing.

+Damon has never been better

+Joan Allen

+Amped up action, amped up characters

+Vulnerable but vengeful Bourne

July 27, 2016
I think the first one slightly edges this one. I still enjoyed the fast pace action and good story telling.
July 26, 2016
A solid sequel that improves on the original in almost every way.
½ July 26, 2016
The Bourne Supremecy sends Bourne on the hunt for more answers after being framed for a murder. It still has the great action and a super entertaining car chase, but the story dips a bit.
½ July 26, 2016
A rare sequel which keeps up to its predecessor with much more amount of action and mystery and it definitely delivers the thrills which were promised in the first one
July 25, 2016
Just like the first film, this one has a great amount of action, suspense, and drama. However, I feel the first film is slightly better.
July 24, 2016
7/23/2016: A great movie! An interesting plot and great action!
½ July 23, 2016
Puntaje Original:6.5

Mejor que la anterior, con una trama más sólida, muy bien trabajado, con un magnífico Matt Damon que encaja muy bien con su personaje.
July 23, 2016
Another fine piece of work from Matt Damom
July 23, 2016
Watch as Jason Bourne just trys to visit places and do a little shopping but some fucker always wants to chase him and crash into him and shoot him and.....the plot? Couldnt tell you!
½ July 23, 2016
The Bourne Supremacy, a great thriller/action movie with non-stop action and with the bonus that is Paul Greengrass' exceptional direction.
July 22, 2016
From the second "The Bourne Supremacy" starts you know you're in for one heck of a ride. It has some of the mystery elements that the first one handled very well but for the most part, it is just a non-stop action thriller with a real heart at its core. Matt Damon is very cool as an action hero but he is flawed and made human in many parts. It is a tense, exciting, and truly engrossing sequel. It is so much better than the original, which is rare for a sequel. It's a fantastic continuation of the story and I love every second of this movies. Overall it is an action movie that keeps the thrills coming and also tells an intricate and compelling story.
½ July 21, 2016
Although not as good as its predecessor, The Bourne Supremacy still adds the benefit of a clever story and great action sequences.
July 18, 2016
After revisiting the one that started it all; 'The Bourne Identity', here we are with the second film in the Bourne Trilogy titled 'The Bourne Supremacy'. Firstly, it is very very common for action sequels to completely fall flat compared to their predecessor, they try to replicate what the first film does well but also include enough new elements to put itself one step above in terms of quality. Now although this isn't a bad approach, finding a good balance between the old and the new aint easy and getting it wrong has killed many action franchises. Thankfully, this film tries to find that balance and does so successfully... You have all the elements and the formula introduced to us in the first film present, and also some newer story elements bought in to make this film feel like a fresh experience. Much of the success of this sequel and the franchise as a whole can be attributed to the bringing in of director Paul Greengrass, whose ability to direct action and suspense shines through immensely in this sequel.

To me this film felt like a slightly more refined and well crafted version of what Doug Liman did in The Bourne Identity. The action here was shot in a way that made it seem a lot more intense and the feeling of suspense and not quite knowing what was going to happen was greater. One of these can be seen as something Liman could have maybe done a little better, and the other is something that could only be done due to where Jason Bourne's character is at the time of this film's setting. The way Greengrass films the action in this film whether it be hand to hand combat or the car chases sucks you into the scene more that the scenes in the first film did. In 'Identity' the scenes were almost just as brutal and exciting as in this film but you did feel like you were still observing the scene, whereas in this film it is like you are there in the room feeling every punch and every hit and it all just adds to the overall experience.

As well as the action, i mentioned that the level of suspense and mystery surrounding the events of every major scene is elevated in this film, to a level you could not get to in 'Identity'. This is due to the fact that in this film it is safe to say that Jason Bourne is much smarter than before, he is remembering a lot more and therefore he goes into every scenario always knowing more than both the government and you. It makes for a lot and i mean a lot of exciting scenes that never go exactly how you thought they may go. The pacing in this film is also a lot more upbeat than before, it never slows down and is always moving from place to place, action set-piece to action set-piece giving you very small windows of time where you can relax. And you thought turning a pen into a weapon was impressive?? That's easy, it has a sharp point, not too much different from a knife..... try going up against a knife-wielding enemy with a fucking magazine... unless you're Jason Bourne, you're not walking away from that fight alive.

Performance wise, this film is almost just as strong as the first film although it maybe does lack a compelling character to replace Chris Cooper's character in the first film. Joan Allen's 'Pamela Landy' was a character serviceable as being the one in the way of Jason Bourne's chance of freedom, but the reasoning for her involvement in the film was pretty unclear and it did feel like they bought her in because they needed a new evil government official. Karl Urban could have had a little more of a prominent presence in the film as he made little to no impact on the film outside of the entertaining action scenes. Again the franchise tiptoes around Julia Stiles' character who is one of the more interesting ones of the franchise, pushing her to the side once again. I really do hope we see more of her in 'Ultimatum'......

So that's all for the second instalment in the fantastic Bourne Trilogy, overall it builds upon the elements that made the first film very enjoyable and introduces some more exciting set-pieces with higher stakes not possible with the mindset of Bourne's character in the first film. The action is exciting, the suspense is higher and once again the film ends in a way that isolates itself from any sequels, whilst still leaving room to explore this world further.

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