Bourne Again…

Yeah, I know. It’s a horrendous pun. Anyway, last Friday I went and saw The Bourne Supremacy, the sequel to 2002’s The Bourne Identity. I know that nobody’s expecting this, but I mostly liked it. I have one major complaint, though. See, I’m not sure I actually saw what was filmed. The entire movie was shot with that Blair Witch style handycam look, and all the action scenes were made even less cohesive by being shot from only 30cm away. And then, to top off that nausea-fest, the movie was edited to have thousands of quick cuts. I’m pretty sure that the movie had a couple of decent fight scenes in it, but I didn’t get to see them. And the car chase sequence focused almost as much on the Jason Bourne’s clutch-accelerator-brake pedal manipulations as it did on the car chase.

I thought the story was better than the first movie (I’ve not read the books since I was but a wee bairn), but the movie was much harder to watch. I hope that, should there be a sequel, they get Doug Liman back from Bourne Identity, because Paul Greengrass made a mess of this one.

It’s a shame – it could have been a really good movie, but shoddy direction and editing made it merely a decent diversion for an evening.