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MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 8/11/2012 8:46:33 AM

I guess "a while" is all about perspective and subjective.

InnerSanctum 8/11/2012 10:14:12 AM

 You know, I've never read the books.  I've heard from fans that the movies don't even come close to doing them justice.  I think, instead of forking out cash for another sequel, I'll just buy the books and enjoy that experience.  

Mythos 8/11/2012 10:27:54 AM

I still like the bourne ultimatum the best  with identity comming in second but this was a still a pretty good movie i always like jeremy renner in movies i thought he was what made swat a cool movie. I wonder how he will be in the upcoming movie hansel and gretel witch hunters. 

Wiseguy 8/11/2012 10:37:36 AM

Inner I've heard the books aren't that great either except for the first and somewhat the second. But have your go at it.

Btw, when have you heard of a film being better than the book? The book has the advantage of using the readers own imagination which almost always trumps anyone else's vision of what surely ends up being an abridged version of the book. Not to mention the ego portion of the readers of the book, you know boasting about it like it's an accomplishment ;-)

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 8/11/2012 10:47:29 AM

The books don't even follow the same stories.

Mythos 8/11/2012 10:50:32 AM

damn that is so true wise! i remember reading the phantom menace novel before it came out and saying this is going to be a awesome movie then i saw the movie and said this is such a pile of crap wth?!!

hanso 8/11/2012 12:34:12 PM

Wiseguy,  I've heard The Godfather movie was better than The Godfather book.  Also heard Shawshank Redemption was better but I think that was a short story.  Anyway haven't read any of the books so don't take my word for it.

I'll be checking out Bourne tonight or 2morrow, kind of surprised the flick is so long though. 

CaptAmerica04 8/11/2012 12:53:59 PM

Rob, can you answer one question for me, please:  do the fight scenes use the same harried, wobbly, hand-held camera work that makes it near impossible to see what is going on?  Or did they learn from the last two films and back the camera angles out a bit to actually see the action rather than simply assuming it?

death4sale 8/11/2012 3:34:05 PM

I thought it was a decent film but I feel like it left me with no resolution. It just kind of...ends. I partially agree with the review, but would probably rate it a little higher. Maybe a B- or C plus. It did take a little while to build up, but I didn't mind that. I saw it for free because I preordered it on Amazon which netted me a free ticket so I have nothing to really complain about. It did mirror the first film quite a bit, I was expecting Weisz to cut her hair and dye it but it didn't come. I'm sorry if that is spoilerish, doesn't seem like a big detail to me. Since this was Damon's series, I feel like it was kind of sacrilege to play Moby's "Extreme Ways." Am I the only one who was a little upset that they decided to keep that song for Renner's film? Always considered it the unofficial themesong of Jason Bourne's character.

Does this site not allow a fraking plus sign? What has this world come to when I can't even use a plus sign?

InnerSanctum 8/11/2012 4:56:39 PM

 Wise:  What I heard was that it wasn't the "imagination" aspect of reading the book, it was the fact that they didn't even use the actual plot from the books.  They were two completely different animals.  

And, without going into a list, I've seen movies that were far superior to the book.  One comes to mind that is relevant...Jaws was a decent book.  It came out first.  Jaws the movie was a masterpiece.  

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