“Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg.”
We always knew there were other operatives out there, and when the producers couldn’t get Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to return to do another Jason Bourne movie, they did the right thing by bringing in the man who’s been with the series from the start—Tony Gilroy—to not only write but also direct this latest entry into the franchise, “The Bourne Legacy.”
Tony Gilroy opens up the world of these supersoldier spies and builds on the already complex levels of secret government programs to bring us another operative from one of Treadstone’s sister programs. This time, it’s Aaron Cross played with intensity and intelligence by Jeremy Renner. Join us—Pete Wright and Andy Nelson—on this week’s episode of Rash Pixel’s “Movies We Like” as we delve into the complex and globetrotting story.
We discuss what the new actors to the franchise—Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, and Stacy Keach—bring to the table. We talk about the fascinating way Gilroy makes a film that actually takes place in parallel to “The Bourne Ultimatum” and how that enhances the size of this universe. We chat about the stunts and chase sequences in the film and how the work and don’t work, and we cover the elements that work for us as well as those that don’t. On the whole, it’s a great entry into the Bourne franchise and one that we’re happy to talk about. Listen in!
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