Synopsis: On a sidenote to Jason Bourne and “Treadstone”, Aaron Cross‘ existence is brought into question when the mess left by Jason Bourne has an impact on other programmes run by the CIA. Cross is now fighting for his survival and that of the woman that helps him.
Main Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn, Donna Murphy, Stacy Keach.
The Hype: The Bourne films starring Matt Damon were huge successes and inspired by the novels written by Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Legacy gives us an insight into another superhuman agent from a different programme. Trailers looked good and the marketing has been huge for this movie to make it a box office smash.
What I Thought: Very disappointing I’m afraid. I really liked the look of it when I saw the first teaser trailer, but there is ZERO plot in this film. Aside from the fact that it runs in the same time period when Jason Bourne is in New York in the third movie which I quite liked, other than the fact that it is a different guy in a different CIA operation, there is nothing other than this same guy trying to get away from the CIA. THATS IT! There are no twists and turns as you would expect from some sort of spy/espionage type movie. Its dull in the plot side of things completely. From start to finish it is an action movie pure and simple. That is none stop and while I do like action in a spy movie, I do like to think about plot and this just left me really deflated.
Conclusions: What Renner lacked in screen time in The Avengers, he certainly makes up for in this film, but its not enough for me to give it a high rating. Plenty action, but not enough story to balance the film. Weisz’s character is pretty much a none entity and bar giving Cross an injection, is not needed either. You could give The Bourne Legacy a miss guys.