August 21, 2016

Jason Bourne

More of the same from the Bourne franchise, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass continue to deliver, quality action and thrills, but there's not much point to it. The epic Greek riots / motorcycle sequence was masterful, and the Las Vegas smash & dash car chase was muscular. The scenes where the spooks follow Jason Bourne around the city are played out: Something happens and then some spook repeats what just happened out loud as if nobody in the room had seen it? Four films into the franchise and the CIA spooks continue to underestimate Bourne: no one ever thinks "he'll be expecting us to act just like this - how can we outwit him?"
I don't understand how a movie with so many cold-blooded murders, gunshots to the head, can be rated PG-13. The moment an assassin shoots an innocent person in the head point-blank out of convenience, that is no longer a PG-13 movie. The MPAA rating system is completely broken if this film can get a PG-13 rating. (Somerville Theater, screen 5)