Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum

Caught the new Bourne movie last night and it was thrilling. While the series has become more far-fetched, with ever-increasing plot holes, its style has remained crisp, cohesive and surprisingly genuine. I picked up that word from Entertainment Weekly’s review of the movie, by my favourite film critic, Owen Gleiberman, who also wrote this great line about Ultimatum:

Nothing feels remotely staged, yet there’s a hidden design to the disorder, and it comes from [director Paul] Greengrass’s elevation of voyeurism into a state of near-metaphysical awareness, as we watch the filmmaker watch Bourne watch his connection as he’s watched by cameras that are watched by enemies who are desperate to kill him.

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