What’s it about?
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum’s novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.
What did we think?
The Bourne Legacy is an oddly flat addition to the franchise. It has an interesting enough story and indeed the first act is set during the first Bourne movie. But even that provides some jarring moments and simply makes you wish you’d re-watched the original before you sat down.
The characters are likeable and Jeremy Renner and Ed Norton put in very good performances, but the action sequences are a little lacking especially when compared to the outrageously frenetic fight scenes we’ve previously seen. Unfair comparison? Possibly but it is quite a contrast.
It’s good enough to warrant a continuation of the series – and doesn’t rule out a return of Damon – but it’s simply entertaining without reaching any great heights.