Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Bourne Legacy Hits Iceburg

            A new Bourne movie seems about due.  It is one of those rare premises that actually merits a reboot.  It makes sense that there would be more agents like Matt Damon's Jason Bourne.  Jeremy Renner of The Hurt Locker and Avengers fame seems like the perfect fit for a new story, playing the almost comically cool Aaron Cross in The Bourne Legacy.  It's hard to imagine being mocked on the playground for that name.  The always great Rachel Weiss and Edward Norton round out the players in the new game.  Coming out in 14 days, the movie is set to continue the Bourne success.  The marketing for the movie has been good except for one little detail.  One of the characters explains Cross as another part of the Bourne legacy by saying that "Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceburg."  I don't know about you, but I can't help but laugh at the cheesy, overused cliche just a little.  It calls to mind school posters and James Cameron movies.  It could have been better and clearer for them to just say that he was just the beginning.  Hopefully the rest of the writing will be worthy of Jason Bourne action.  It be a shame for The Bourne Legacy to hit an iceburg when it has such promise. Check out the trailer here:

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