The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity is a movie from 2002 directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man who is pulled from the Mediterranean sea onto an italian fishing boat with two bullets in his back and a chip of some sort that tells his bank code in a bank in Zurich, Switzerland. Bourne doesn’t know who he is, where he’s from or how he ended up in the sea unconscious. Bourne ends up in Zurich and searches his safe deposit box, in his box it has multiple passports, a lot of money, and a gun. He discovers that his name is Jason Bourne, but that’s not the end of the story, Borne is being hunted by Treadstone, a CIA black ops program, but he doesn’t know why. This movie is based on the book with the same name. by Richard N. Gladstein, and it doesn’t over complicate the story. It’s not too hard to follow and you don’t need to pay extra attention to the movie to get the plot and know what’s even happening. Along the way of evading Treadstone, Bourne meets Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente) and she agrees to help him, Marie’s character seemed a little unrealistic. She agreed to something so significant with very little hesitation. The action scenes that zoom in on people’s faces as they do something or express a reaction are pretty well done and now a very Jason Bourne thing to do. These movies always give a feeling of “Bourne is always watching” type stuff and the first is no exception, seeing the actors act confused as they find out Bourne is looking at them from a far, or very near is always satisfying. This movie is very good.

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