- Dec 29, 2005
- Basic Beliefs
- Agnostic Atheist
The Bourne Identity
The first in a trilogy which I continue to enjoy over a decade after its initial release. Three reasons why--the factors that I consider trademarks of the Bourne films: 1) Matt Damon's convincing performances as the amnesiac assassin who gained a conscience when he lost his memory, 2) the strong supporting casts in each film--this time out we get Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox and a nice cameo from Clive Owen, and 3) the suspense and hard-edged action which the directors (Doug Liman here, Paul Greengrass in the sequels) treat us to. Not a classic, but a very well-executed action thriller.
I agree. I just can't understand the whole point of embedding a piece of metal in his leg that displays a bank number. Why would he do that? If not for that, the movie would be so much different.