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Bourne Legacy
     

The Bourne Legacy

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Director: Tony Gilroy

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz

 

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The fourth installment of the highly successful Bourne series sees the return of the franchise's screenwriter, Tony Gilroy, this time stepping into the director's seat for an entry which sidelines main character Jason Bourne in order to focus on a fellow estranged assassin (Jeremy Renner).

Overview

The fourth installment of the highly successful Bourne series sees the return of the franchise's screenwriter, Tony Gilroy, this time stepping into the director's seat for an entry which sidelines main character Jason Bourne in order to focus on a fellow estranged assassin (Jeremy Renner). Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz co-star, with Joan Allen and Albert Finney reprising their roles from the previous films.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
When you're talking about a movie's relative quality, context is everything. How you choose to compare a given film to other movies can radically change your opinion about it. But no matter what angle you take on Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy, it comes up frustratingly short. Jeremy Renner plays Aaron Cross, an agent participating in a clandestine government program that's attempting to create chemically altered supersoldiers who possess maximum intelligence, pronounced physical strength, and the ability to withstand massive amounts of pain. When a British reporter threatens to expose this top-secret project, a military insider (Edward Norton) tries to shut the program down by killing all of the human guinea pigs in the experiment. However, Cross figures out what's going on, and with the help of a scientist (Oscar winner Rachel Weisz), he goes on the run to save himself. Gilroy's movie works, but it's the weakest installment in the series. For example, in Doug Liman's The Bourne Identity, Jason Bourne had no idea what was going on -- he simply awoke with total amnesia, as well as the ability to outthink, outfight, and outrun everybody else. As he tried to discover his true self, the audience identified with his perpetual WTF face and wanted to emulate his ability to beat multiple people into submission. Aaron Cross (note the symbolism of the last names Bourne and Cross), on the other hand, knows exactly who and what he is from the start -- he's just trying to avoid being sacrificed because of the stupidity of the people in charge. Renner is rock solid in the part and he's as much a real person as a superhero, yet the story is set up in such a way that we're constantly aware that Aaron is nothing like us. The Bourne Legacy also pales compared to Supremacy and Ultimatum. In those two sequels, director Paul Greengrass masterfully orchestrated action sequences that kept the viewer aware of where everybody was during extended chases and shoot-outs. Unfortunately, the lengthy chase scene that ends this film is a mess: It's all quick cuts and sound effects that drag on for so long you give up and wait for it to end -- which, to be fair, it does in a very memorable shot. What Gilroy can do with mastery is build tension. There's a sequence involving a crazed gunman on a shooting spree that creates unbearable stress with classic edits and camera work. Gilroy also gives Renner plenty of moments in which the actor humanizes Aaron, especially in an early sequence when he stumbles through Alaska and comes across another member of the program. But the problem is that Gilroy doesn't do protracted action sequences or character beats as well as Greengrass or Liman. If The Bourne Legacy were the starting point for a series, it would be easier to get more excited about it. And although it certainly figures out a novel way to continue the franchise while still acknowledging its rich past, it's that same towering history that keeps this latest entry from being anything more than a serviceable summer diversion.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2012
UPC:
0025192114953
Original Release:
2012
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:15:00
Sales rank:
34,599

Special Features

Blu-ray exclusives:; Enter Aaron Cross; Crossing continents: Legacy on location; Man vs. Wolf; Wolf sequence test; Moving targets: Aaron and Marta; Pocket BLU app: for smartphones and tablets. Take content on the go!; BD-Live: internet connected features; ; Additional features:; Deleted scenes; Re-Bourne; Capturing chaos: the motorbike chase; Filmmaker commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeremy Renner Aaron Cross
Edward Norton Retired Col. Eric Byer, USAF
Rachel Weisz Dr. Marta Shearing
Joan Allen Pam Landy
Albert Finney Dr. Albert Hirsch
Stacy Keach Retired Adm. Mark Turso, USN
Scott Glenn Ezra Kramer
Oscar Isaac Outcome #3
Donna Murphy Dita Mandy
Michael Chernus Arthur Ingram
Corey Stoll Zev Vendel
Alice Gainer Lean Forward MSNBC Anchor
Prue Lewarne CNN Reporter
Howard Leader MSNBC Man Analyst
James Joseph O'Neil Sterisyn-Morlanta Gateman
Tony Guida Dr. Benezara
Sonnie Brown Dr. Lieberburg
Neil Brooks Cunningham Dr. Dan Hillcott
Zeljko Ivanek Dr. Donald Foite
Rob Riley Outcome #6
Noel Wilson Neuro Luncheon MC
Dennis Boutsikaris Terrence Ward
David Strathairn Noah Vosen
Corey Johnson Ray Wills
Jennifer Kim Outcome #4
Page Leong Mrs. Yun
John Douglas Thompson Lt. Gen. Paulsen
Adi Hanash Outcome #1
Robert Prescott Air Force Officer
David Wilson Barnes Drone Spec.
Don Guillory Drone Pilot
Patrick Vincent Marro Drone Command Guard
Ali Reza Farahnakian Dr. Talwar
Gita Reddy Dr. Chandra
Tom Riis Farrell Blue Lab Doctor
Steve Routman Blue Lab Doctor
Peter Lewis Blue Lab Doctor
Anitha Gandhi Blue Lab Doctor
Heather Lupton Rasche Blue Lab Doctor
Natalie Bird Blue Lab Doctor
Nilaja Sun Blue Lab Doctor
Christopher Mann Lab Guard
Billy Smith Lab Guard
Murray Knudsen Alaska Airport Guard
Susan Egbert DIA Attorney
Tim Devitt FBI Honcho
Brian Poteat State Investigator
Clayton Barber Gene
Elizabeth Marvel Dr. Connie Dowd
Michael Papajohn Larry
David Leitch The Driver
Michael Berresse Leonard
Deidre Goodwin Candent Spokesperson
Laura Spaeth Walking Woman
Sam Gilroy C-Team
Rachel Black C-Team
Sharon Washington C-Team
Frank Deal C-Team
Rob Yang C-Team
Catherine Curtin C-Team
Matt Oberg C-Team
Gary Lee Mahmoud C-Team
Faye Yvette McQueen TSA Guard
Pat Battle MSNBC Anchor
Nico Bernuth Flight Attendant
Jane Jameston Flight Attendant
Roland Manansala Steri-M Guard
John Arcilla Joseph
Josh Banks Mackie's Assistant
Shane Jacobson Mackie
Allen Jo Guard
Jonathan Eusebio Guard
Jon Valera Guard
Carl Villa Roman Sterival Catwalk Guard
Louis Ozawa Changchien LARX #3
Madeleine Nicolas Landlady
Ruby Ruiz Philippine Pharmacist
Cherry Devera Crisis Translator
Julienne Orindain TV Girl
Antonette R. Garcia TV Mom
Sonny Tuazon Manila Cop
Normandy Bacaltos Manila Cop
Edgar Letran Manila Cop
Alvin Zalamea Manila Cop
Spencer Sano Manila Cop
Julie R. Ysla Woman with the Bag
Joel Torre Citrus Samaritan
Hermie Concepcion Pissed-Off Guy
Arthur Acuna Manila Driver
Adrian Talinga Captain's Son
Lou Veloso Captain
Ian Blackman Landy's Attorney
Jodi Applegate Kay Landy Reporter
Tony Carlin Landy Reporter
Karen Pittman Landy Reporter
Ana Berry Landy Reporter
Matthew Walters Landy Reporter
Brian O'Neill Landy Reporter

Technical Credits
Tony Gilroy Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Steve Andrews Asst. Director
Christopher Assells Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
William M. Connor Asst. Director
Patrick Crowley Producer
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
Dino R. Dimuro Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Jennifer Fox Executive Producer
Lizzie Yianni Georgiou Makeup
Dan Gilroy Screenwriter
John Gilroy Editor
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Frank Marshall Producer
Henry Morrison Executive Producer
Ben Smith Producer
Peter Staubli Sound/Sound Designer
Daniel M. Stillman Associate Producer
Andrew R. Tennenbaum Co-producer
Kevin Thompson Production Designer
Jeffrey M. Weiner Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bourne Legacy
1. Scene 1 [8:43]
2. Scene 2 [5:42]
3. Scene 3 [5:30]
4. Scene 4 [7:55]
5. Scene 5 [6:24]
6. Scene 6 [8:33]
7. Scene 7 [5:04]
8. Scene 8 [5:58]
9. Scene 9 [6:33]
10. Scene 10 [7:07]
11. Scene 11 [6:59]
12. Scene 12 [8:01]
13. Scene 13 [5:58]
14. Scene 14 [8:01]
15. Scene 15 [4:26]
16. Scene 16 [4:01]
17. Scene 17 [7:07]
18. Scene 18 [7:51]
19. Scene 19 [4:58]
20. Scene 20 [9:55]

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The Bourne Legacy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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SupernaturalChic More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent movie. Jeremy Renner did an exceptional job of carrying on the bourne legacy. Hopefully there will be a sequel with Jeremy as the leading man again. Personally, I liked him better than Matt Damon. I will definately watch this movie over and over again.