Who here liked the three films?

#1 Edited by NTM (7490 posts) -

And are you at all interested in the new upcoming one starring Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross/Kenneth Gibson? So I wasn't really that interested in either the novels (I never even read one), or the loosely based films, but we're here to talk about the films a little bit. I saw the first, I thought it was alright, nothing special other than some cool stuff happening, I don't quite remember Supremacy, I'm not sure if I even saw it, I think I did though, and I don't think I saw all of Ultimatum, but I did watch a lot of it, it was all OK, but ironically shouldn't be enough (for me at least) to even make a thread about it, but I still am.

Oh, and I got the game on 360 for my birthday, I thought it was pretty great with shortcomings. It's one of those games that if it had a little more going for it, it could have stood out. Anyways, I want to get to my point. When I saw the trailer for the new film, I was just thinking it was a reboot, and I kind of laughed at the moment it shows a picture of Matt Damon, 'cause I actually thought Jeremy Renner was playing Jason Bourne this time, I was wrong. I kind of want to get interested in it all now, and I'm hoping this new film will be good. I don't really know what I'm trying to say here I guess... Ha ha. Is anyone else interested in the Bourne series here?

I just want to know more about the movies, and if it's worth getting into. I'm also listening to the soundtrack from the new Bourne film from James Newton Howard, and like my opinion on the previous films, it's OK. I know John Powell did the previous ones though. I've got one of those AMC Gold Experience tickets, and I was thinking this could be the film to use it on. I've already used two other ones so I could go see The Dark Knight Rises (again), since my friend hadn't seen it yet. It would be this or Total Recall I guess. I don't know.

#2 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

The second movie was the weakest, but they are all fine spy thrillers and definitely worth a watch.

The new one looks interesting, and I'm glad it's not a reboot but rather something that is running alongside/as a sequel to the Bourne movies.

#3 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

I like the Borne movies, but they all run together for me. Perhaps its because he is always running. Or because the girls all look the same. I don't know, but I never got into the books. My Grandfather did, he read all of them before he died. The fourth one wasn't out before he died. But he read the first three.

#4 Posted by NTM (7490 posts) -

Also, should I buy the Bourne Trilogy on blu ray? Or The Ultimate Bourne Collection? I don't know which one to get, I always like the one with the most content and best quality.

#5 Posted by mlarrabee (2999 posts) -

The Bourne Identity is a fantastic movie. The action is clean and probably the most realistic western hand-to-hand fighting I've seen to date in a film. The camera work is gorgeous in its simplicity; it was back before they threw away all of the steadicams and forgot how to keep their distance.

The following two were mediocre action films. The continuation of the story wasn't bad, but the action and camera (you know, the other two pillars of intrigue films) were terrible.

That much bad film between the first and the new one, and the replacement of Matt Damon leaves me completely indifferent about it. I probably won't even RedBox it.

#6 Posted by Maajin (1074 posts) -

I sure did TRY a lot to like them.

Identity I've watched at least twice and all I can remember is the scene where he fights some guys on his apartment and then something with stairs at the end?

Both Supremacy and Ultimatum I've tried to watch so many times... And never finished either. It totally seems like my cup of tea but I don't know what happens... Perhaps I should try again.

That said, I really like Jeremy Renner, so I'm up for it once again.

#7 Posted by AndrewBeardsley (371 posts) -

I think all three are very good action/spy movies. The first one is by far the best. personally i am excited for the new one

#8 Edited by Strife777 (1608 posts) -

I like all three. Yes the first one is by far the best, and say what you will about the shaky-cam of the sequels, but I found that they all have a couple of great moments. I thought the fight scene in The Bourne Ultimatum where it ends in the bathroom (don't know how to better describe it) was one of the best fight scenes in a movie, at least for the more realistic kind.

I'm definitely going to go see the next one. Not even necessarily for the name, I just like Jeremy Renner, he's on a good streak.

Edit: I would also like to mention, I might be stupid, but it took me a good 5 minutes to figure out how to open that blu-ray trilogy box-set a the time. I definitely felt stupid.

#9 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

I enjoyed all three. Looking forward to the new one; hopefully it will be as good.

#10 Posted by GunstarRed (5322 posts) -

I really enjoyed the first one. It was like an indie film with these short sharp bursts of violence every so often. The second did absolutely nothing for me and while I kinda like the action in the third film I really didn't care about the story at all. I'm curious about the new one though.

#11 Posted by NTM (7490 posts) -

@Strife777 said:

I like all three. Yes the first one is by far the best, and say what you will about the shaky-cam of the sequels, but I found that they all have a couple of great moments. I thought the fight scene in The Bourne Ultimatum where it ends in the bathroom (don't know how to better describe it) was one of the best fight scenes in a movie, at least for the more realistic kind.

I'm definitely going to go see the next one. Not even necessarily for the name, I just like Jeremy Renner, he's on a good streak.

Edit: I would also like to mention, I might be stupid, but it took me a good 5 minutes to figure out how to open that blu-ray trilogy box-set a the time. I definitely felt stupid.

I just read someone had that same problem on Amazon's reviews. I want to know which is the best version of all the trilogies out there. I might buy one, but I want to know which is the best quality, and has the most content. Quality and quantity.

#12 Posted by Strife777 (1608 posts) -

@NTM: I believe the quality is the same for all, meaning they're just the same discs. I also think The Ultimate Bourne Collection might just be the same thing as the other, but for Europe (I say that because of the rating logo on the lower left corner.) I might be wrong though, it could have some additional features.

If you want a review of the V/A quality for the ones that come with The Bourne Trilogy set, just go on blu-ray.com. It's a good site if you like to know if movies are of good quality, technically speaking

#13 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

I watched all of the movies in the trilogy but I cant remember anything about them.  Im not even sure if I enjoyed them or not.  For some strange reason Jeremy Renner bugs me for some strange reason.  I dont even know why.....  

#14 Posted by Sackmanjones (4746 posts) -

You used to be a frequent poster on screened didn't you? Nothin wrong with that you just seem to make lots of threads about movies. Anyway I like all 3 films but 2 is definitely te worst. I'd probably put 3 over 1 but it's close

#15 Posted by NTM (7490 posts) -

Huh, it just occurred to me that I have the first Bourne film on HD-DVD, I thought I had the third too, but I couldn't find that. I think I'll watch this tonight.

@Strife777: Yeah, that's what I expected from the quality, but I am more interested in which has the most content, if there is one that has more than the others. And alright, thanks for the site, I'll check it out later if there ever comes a time when I think I need it. Or I'll check it out now.

@Sackmanjones: I went on there, but I wouldn't say frequently, or, I at least didn't post frequently. And I believe I make just as many film threads as I do game threads, or more games threads, it's just more apparent here because this is a game site.

#16 Posted by Sackmanjones (4746 posts) -
@NTM I gotcha. Not saying its a bad thing, I do love a good movie. But anyway I am really pulling for the new one. Like I said before I really enjoyed the first three films and Reiner is pretty awesome. Also Edwars Norton... Sold me there
#17 Posted by PerryVandell (2106 posts) -

I like the first one the best, but they're all capable spy thrillers. Love me that shaky cam!

#18 Posted by RedRoach (1201 posts) -

I really liked them, but the shaky cam really, REALLY ruined the 2nd two for me. Glad to see that the new one is straying away from it. And I like Jeremy Renor so I'm excited to see it for sure.

#19 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -

I thought they got progressively better despite the shaky cam being rough in the 2nd. Lots of people copied that style but left out the actual brutalism of the Bourne series. I'm kind of indifferent towards the new one, though moments in the trailer intrigue me. I think I'll wait for some reviews before shelling out theater tickets, at least.

#20 Posted by NTM (7490 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

Reiner

@RedRoach said:

Renor

I don't want to be negative about it, 'cause that's not why I'm pointing this out, I just thought it was funny how both are spelt wrong, and completely differently. Ha ha.

#21 Posted by Hunter5024 (5839 posts) -

I really like the first one but after that the story totally lost me. This seems to be treading more along the path of the sequels, so I'm not that interested.

#22 Edited by NTM (7490 posts) -

Yeah, I absolutely hate the shaky cam stuff in the films. Was it put in there to make it seem like there was something going on; to make the action seem more intense? 'Cause it doesn't help.

#23 Posted by LiquidPrince (16027 posts) -

I liked all three. Also am looking forward to Legacy.

#24 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Love them to death. First is probably my favorite, but I absolutely love them all.

#25 Edited by NTM (7490 posts) -

Well I just watched the first one all the one through, it was alright, I'd probably give it in between a three and three and a half stars out of five. I do remember most of it. I think it's the second one I remember least, I just remember the beginning or whenever where the girl in the original dies by getting shot as they're driving away from someone or something.

#26 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

Not a big fan, mainly because they all look the same to me.

#27 Posted by AssInAss (2677 posts) -

One of the most consistent and best movie trilogies. Great way to end it. Bourne Ultimatum, SO GOOD!

#28 Posted by DeF (4927 posts) -

I know I liked the first one enough to at least watch both sequels. I even bought the combo DVD of the first and second one but never bothered to buy the third (apparently I didn't care that much).

Cool spy action movies, that's that. I don't get too invested in these kinds of movies, though I like Jeremy Renner (<hipstermode> liked him before he was cool when he guest starred on Angel in Season 1 :P</hipstermode>) so I will end up watching the new one at some point.

#29 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

I didn't watch the first films but will watch the new one, because it stars Jeremy Renner and not Matt Damon (with Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton).

#30 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -

For some reason I didn't think I was going to like them but then I watched them and loved them! I'm not exactly exited for the new one but I'll most likely end up watching it. Oh wait, if what the above poster says is true and Rachel Weisz is in it I will definitely watch it because I love her!

#31 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

I know I watched all 3, but I can't remember shit about them. I suppose that says all that needs to be said from my perspective.

#32 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3908 posts) -

Still haven't seen the third but loved the first two. I really like the fight scenes, there's no flash or exaggeration, it's just quick an brutal. Matt Damon was awesome, I'm really looking forward to seeing how Jeremy Renner does.

#33 Edited by JEC03 (904 posts) -

I always felt Matt Damon was to baby face to be a action star I still don't buy him as one but hes a ok actor I have more interest in this series since there's a new Bourne guy now.

#34 Posted by probablytuna (3744 posts) -

I'm definitely looking forward to The Bourne Legacy. I'm a big fan of The Bourne Identity, not so much a fan of Supremacy and really liked Ultimatum although Identity is still my favourite. The writer for the first three films, Tony Gilroy is directing as well as writing Legacy so I'm interested to see if he is as good a director as he is a writer. Also I really like Jeremy Renner ever since The Hurt Locker so yeah I'm going to see it no doubt. Unless it's shit, then I guess I'll just wait for when it's on cheap Blu-Ray.

#35 Posted by zombie2011 (4986 posts) -

I've seen all of them probably twice but i couldn't tell you which movie is which.

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