Over the last few evenings I’ve been catching up with Jason Bourne on Now TV and Netflix.
It’s a while since I’ve seen some of the movies and it reminded me how much I enjoyed them.
They have quite a different feel to them compared to films like Mission Impossible or James Bond.
They’re somehow edgier and intrigue me more than many other action films.
The First Three Jason Bourne Films
I went to the cinema to see the first three films: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.
It was a time before the kids came along and my wife and I could pop along to the cinema without the need for a babysitter.
I particularly remember the Bourne Ultimatum because I didn’t get to see the whole movie.
My wife was expecting our son at the time we went to see it and the action scenes made her nauseous and we had to leave.
I only got to watch the final 30 minutes of the film after it came out on DVD!
I don’t have a favourite out of the first three films.
I like them all equally for their cleverness, sheer downright action and pure entertainment.
And Then I Had To Wait Forever
The movie Jason Bourne was something I was eagerly anticipating.
I really wanted to go to see it at the cinema but we never got around to getting a babysitter.
In the end I waited to see it on Sky Cinema and whilst it wasn’t the same as being at the cinema I still enjoyed the film.
It was more of the same from Matt Damon.
Yet it also felt like there was something missing that the earlier Jason Bourne films had.
The first three films were based on novels by Robert Ludlum but the last film wasn’t.
Since he only wrote three about Bourne it had to be that way.
But I still want more!
There’s Unfinished Business
I hope that Matt Damon decides to give Jason Bourne at least one more outing before he gets too long in the tooth.
The story still has scope to develop and it’d be great if it went out with a bang.
The last movie was good but it felt a little tired, like no-one’s heart was really in it.
I know that Matt Damon wanted Paul Greengrass to direct it but maybe it needed some new blood looking over things.
I wonder how Oliver Stone or James Cameron might take another film in the franchise forward?
Or perhaps it needs a less well-known director from a younger generation to pump some adrenalin into it.
Do You Want To See Another Jason Bourne Film Too?
Which was your favourite in the franchise and why?
Maybe you didn’t connect with them at all and don’t want to see another one made?
Either way, let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.