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InnerSanctum 8/11/2012 5:00:09 PM

I don't just read a series to read it.  If I like the first book, then I will try the next.  I have no problem putting down a book that I don't enjoy.  What is the point?  

I'm like that with movies now.  They are far and few between, but there have been TV series (the recent Weeds season) and movies (Project X) that I just couldn't finish.  I thought they were that bad.  

It drives my girlfriend crazy.  She has to finish a book even if it is terrible.  

nelly5459 8/12/2012 7:19:11 AM

I'm a big fan of the bourne books so i def would like to see the movie for what its worth. I just wish they went along the same route as the books including the first three and this new installment. Would have liked to see bourne go head to head with his son. Renner could have been that character.

Wiseguy 8/12/2012 9:18:17 AM

Yeah Inner and hanso there are always exceptions to the rule but rarely is the concensus that the films are better.

For me for example Misery was a better film but I think and I'm projecting a little that it has a lot to do with which one you were exposed to first.

Anyway I wasn't aware that the films and books here were completely different. If that's the case there's no sense in comparing them since each are their own universe in a sense.

hanso 8/12/2012 1:20:41 PM

 It ate my posts.  Short version, Damon's were better.  This one is solid but I expected more action and the story being something other than an addict looking for a fix.  If you are looking for a faster pace and more action, checkout Total Recall.

Wiseguy 8/12/2012 3:35:35 PM

Ah come on now, it's more than addict looking for a fix. It's something he needs or he'll breakdown plus it's a matter of survival for him and the Doc.

 

 

hanso 8/12/2012 4:10:31 PM

 Exactly, addicts need a fix or they breakdown. 

The first part of the flick is The Grey starring Jeremy Renner.  When he meets that dude in the cabin he's like "yo homes, where the drugs at?"  Then when the cabin blows up he doesn't look for the guy, first thing he does is hit the ice looking for the drugs.  Mofo should've made an slurpee with what he found there and would've been fine a few days.

Then he goes to the doctor's house and what does he ask her?  "Hey yo bitch, where dem drugs at?"  Oh you don't have drugs, where they at?  The Philipines?  Let's go there".  

Ok there was no drugs in the Philipines and they went there to viral out but still drug related.  The thing is, Aaron Cross was afraid of being a retard and that's why he wanted the drug.  The blue pill made him smarter cause he had low IQ.

If Bourne Legacy is not the story of an addict looking for a fix then its about a dude who didn't want to be an idiot.

Anyway, the plot wasn't bad I was just expecting some different.  Looking forward to the sequel which I'm guessing will feature that LARX project (the one the asian killer from the end belonged to) or Outcome agent #6.  They only showed 4 dying, Renner was #5 so # 6 is still out there.

hanso 8/12/2012 4:11:34 PM

 Btw, Bourne Legacy > Total Recall.  Just TR had more action.

Wiseguy 8/12/2012 5:01:27 PM

LOL good point but I was thinking  that the lack of drug wouldn't just take his abilities away it would literally break him down, not in the sense of some addict but more like his life depended on it like a diabetic needs insulin before going into a coma. Maybe that was me just projecting my own ideas onto the film.

I could go with you when you say he was going to turn into an idiot possibly because of the incident that "claimed his life" left him retarded. But I don't think that's the same as junkie. Eh maybe I'm just splitting hairs here. Either way I was engaged through out the whole film. It's like an origin story and I totally liked the slow build up, which isn't really that slow at all IMO

 

newtdixon922 8/12/2012 7:12:02 PM

 very good!

death4sale 8/12/2012 8:48:05 PM

Hanso's explanation of the film made me laugh my a** off. Basically, the way he puts it is this film is the spy version of Flowers for Algernon. Charly was given a drug that made him smart and he liked being smart and didn't want to go back to being dumb.

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