The Bourne Ultimatum: This is the 3rd and hopefully the last Bourne movie. I say “hopefully the last” because I feel the people behind these movies have made a PERFECT trilogy. Let the story and character live on in cinema lore, not to be disturbed by greedy studio execs. This third installment picks up right where the 2nd chapter left off. Jason Bourne is in Moscow running from and eluding the local police and other CIA agents…….and nobody “runs and eludes” better than Jason Bourne. His objective in this movie is to get back to New York where the treadstone project began, and to meet his makers. The action and the pace of this movie can best be described as - unyielding adrenaline. We are treated to some hand-to-hand combat, car chases, rooftop chases, motorcycle chases, assassinations, and some good old spy-expertise. Being a Paul Greengrass film you can expect a lot of handheld camera work that is close to all the action. Some may not like the unsteady, in your face style, I myself feel it is great for these movies. I think it makes it feel all that much more real. Along side all the great action is a well told, thinking man’s plot. There is just enough information given to keep you guessing what will come next, but nothing that confused me at any point. I also wanted to say that I thought the end of the movie/story could not have been better – just perfect. In a time when Hollywood loves to suck every cent from a franchise, it is rare to get 3 movies with this high of caliber both in story and action. Hands down it is the best “summer blockbuster” movie of the season. Thus making it one of the best trilogies of all time for this reviewer - Let us hope it stays just that way…a Trilogy!
* * * and 1/2 or Grade A-
If this movie had parents they would be: Casino Royal & The Bourne Supremacy
With a run time of 111 minutes
This film is rated PG-13