Excerpt: The first three Bourne movies were based on the three books by Robert Ludlum with the same title. After Ludlum died in 2001, six more Bourne stories were written, this time by Eric Van Lustbader.
Excerpt: I really liked the first three Bourne movies and will freely admit that Matt Damon made for a very good Jason Bourne. He embodied the anti-hero on the run that was brought forth in Robert Ludlum’s novels from the 70’s.
Excerpt: The Film It's been five years since the last installment in the Bourne franchise. Now, our action hero is back, but seems to look a little bit different. In fact, he looks a lot like that Hawkeye guy.
Conclusion: Pretend The Bourne Legacy is Avengers Origins: Hawkeye . You'll enjoy it a lot more. Otherwise you'll merely be left with a hit-or-miss entry in a franchise in flux; a solid actioner that has trouble gaining and sustaining momentum.
Excerpt: A sidequel rather than a direct sequel, The Bourne Legacy succeeds in giving the kiss of life to a franchise that had a Do Not Resuscitate sign hanging over it. The series seemingly came to a natural conclusion with Matt Damon�s Jason Bourne finally discovering who he was and how he came to be...