The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy, the sequel to The Bourne Identity starring Matt Damon, arrived from Netflix yesterday, so this evening I sat down to watch it (instead of doing my laundry like a good boy).

Jason Bourne is in hiding in India, when his cover is blown and he is once again being chased by the CIA. From the moment he discovers his pursuer is onto him in Goa, the entire rest of the movie is non-stop action. Unlike many “action” flicks, this one is an intelligent thriller, full of suspense and international intrigue. The fight sequences, chase scenes, and explosions are all masterfully realistic — the result of a minimum of computer-generated special effects and, instead, the prolific use of elaborate stunt rigs and explosive effects. The story zips around Europe, involving locations in Berlin, Moscow, and Amsterdam.

The film is very enjoyable. The script is well-written (actually loosely based on a best-sellling novel by Robert Ludlum). The acting performances are first-rate. The third film in the trilogy is apparently under production.

My grade: A-.

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