(This review may contain spoilers).
I have watched two of the Bourne movies in the past… though one of them starred Jeremy Renner, so perhaps it couldn’t be classed as an official Bourne movie.
It was interesting to see this movie start with flashbacks to Jason’s life as David, though I wasn’t quite sure exactly how he’d been conditioned and why it had broken. I liked the fact that this movie focused as much on the other characters as Jason himself.
Nikki’s presence in the movie was somewhat confusing, but while it made sense later, I couldn’t quite understand why she made contact with Jason in such an obvious way.
I liked seeing the politics at the CIA involving Heather and Dewey, though I would have liked some background as to Heather’s agenda and what brought her to the CIA.
It was good to see some of the effects of the leaking of the information previously, particularly when it came to the other ‘asset’ having been imprisoned and tortured due to that information being released. It was also good to see flashes of Jason’s (David’s) final conversation with his father.
I did feel, while watching this movie, that a passing knowledge of the Bourne franchise, at least, was required. I could follow it reasonably well, but only because I was a bit familiar with the previous movies.
There was a lot of action, but on some level, I felt the action detracted from the storyline. It was good to see there were some elements of foreshadowing utilised well and I did like seeing Jason and Heather interacting with each other.
To be honest, I didn’t feel there was much in this movie to make it stand out from other movies in the same genre. While it was entertaining to watch, I probably wouldn’t see it again in the near future.