July 15, 2002

The Bourne Identity

bourneLots of potential, but doesn't quite follow through. I hated that puke-brown sweater Bourne borrows from the fishermen: it's ugly, but has a very European feel, so maybe it's a good choice? I didn't see Supremacy (2004) until I rented the DVD in the spring of 2006. In anticipation of seeing Ultimatum in the theater, I rented both Bourne 1 and 2 via Amazon Unbox on my TiVo. We watched Bourne 1 on Monday, Bourne 2 on Tuesday, and Bourne 3 on Friday. What a week of ass-kicking!

The two sequels are both superior to this movie, but strangely, Identity is better in context with the sequels, maybe because the potential investment here pays off in the sequels. (Showcase Cinemas Randolph)