TL;DR – A stunning film exploring the world of one man as it all falls apart around him
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
Goodness, it has been a while since I have watched a film quite like this. Where
we dive straight into the mind of one character and follow their drive through
a slowly deteriorating experience. I think the last film that I watched that
was able to pull this off was Arrival
and you get hints of that here as well. With that in mind, let’s dive into a
murky world of space exploration and the legacy/damage of our parents.
So to set the scene, we open in the near future where humankind has made their
first steps into the solar system. One of the main drives is to find out if there
is any other intelligent life out there in the universe but of course like all
things mining and profit are not far behind. Major Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) is
working on the large space antenna that goes all the way up into
low-Earth-orbit when a cosmic storm hits and he is thrown from the structure. Landing
thanks to a parachute he is taken to Space Command Headquarters where he finds
out that his long lost dad Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones) might be alive and might
also be the one behind the surge that has killed 40,000 people and climbing. So
Roy hops on a rocket for the Moon only to discover not all is what it seems.
TL;DR – This movie is everything you have come to expect from a Jason Bourne film, but that means all the good and the bad is here.
Score – 2.5 out of 5 stars
I have to say before we start that the original Bourne Trilogy (Identity, Supremacy & Ultimatum) is probably one of my favourite trilogies of all time, for me I put it up there with the original Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. The follow-up Legacy had some interesting ideas but it lacked the style and understanding of the previous films, and it felt like they had just inserted the Bourne universe into an original IP. So given how high my impression of the first films was, and how low the follow up was, I was preparing myself for this iteration to be a train wreck, but thankfully it’s not. For me, it is everything the old Bourne’s were, however, the last of those films were made almost 10 years ago, and that is a bit of the problem if you are just doing the same thing over again.