Summary: The plot, being dragged out through the entire movie is not heartfelt, and seen in other movies. The characters are drab and not easy to believe. It is not the actor(s) but the writing that falls short.
Summary: I wasn't sure if Jeremy Renner could shoulder a series that Matt Damon has made his own. Yet he manages to be a more grounded action star. Even if the sparks between him and Rachel Weisz are a bit weak, the action scenes (especially the motorcycle chase) are excellent. Action fans will be happy and I think the series is in good hands should they continue.
Excerpt: Jeremy Renner (Number 5 Aaron Cross) plays another super-soldier who’s out in the Alaska snowy wilderness in a training exercise. It's not long before Washington types decide that the program is in danger of being exposed potentially leading to further revelations of the "Blackbriar" and "Treadstone" programs. This cannot be tolerated and therefore "Outcome" has to go, which basically means that their super-soldiers are to be terminated and the people associated with it.
Excerpt: Directed by Tony Gilroy Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton Grade : C The Bourne Legacy should be the last bourne film I hope. This entirely new concept has no relation to Jason Bourne series. The title legacy has nothing to do with the bourne. Yes director would have thought for bringing in another Jason bourne movie. That’s fine. But without Jason Bourne ?? Not a good idea! So what he does in here?
Summary: As of today Jeremy Renner and Tom Hardy are taking over as my favorite actors, Renner is excellent in everything and i usually like all his movies. That said, im not so sure they shouldve kept the Bourne series going w/o Matt Damon, it just doesnt seem right.
Excerpt: The Bourne trilogy contains some of the best action / espionage films ever created. They are extremely well scripted, acted and executed, and really raised the bar for what is possible for these types of movies. When that trilogy came to an end, many people were still thirsty for more (especially considering how fantastic the final film was). However, director Paul Greengrass and the series star Matt Damon would not be returning.
Summary: I do so wish that they had called this film 'The Bourne Lethargy' instead of 'Legacy' so that I could have at least gotten a laugh out of this otherwise phenomenally disappointing 'spin-off' to the superior Bourne trilogy. By virtue of it's intrepid decision to not rush through it's action set-pieces - giving the suspense time to breathe -, it's not terrible, but it still could have been eminently better in terms of pacing, plot, music, and characterisation (Edward...
Excerpt: This could have done well if it were not affiliated with the Bourne series. First few minutes of the film confuses, but picks-up when the "chems" were explained. Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) codenamed "Number Five" is a member of a black ops program wherein "chems" are used to enhance physical and mental abilities. Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) was rescued by Aaron from the attack of undercover CIA assassins.