The Bourne Ultimatum Mini-Review
The Bourne Ultimatum is the third film about Jason Bourne, secret agent extraordinnaire. It immediately picks up the events of the first two movies and further explains Bournes background, memory loss and role in a secret training program.
For people who haven’t seen the first two, there are flashbacks to fill in the gaps. For people who have seen them, there’s a slightly odd chronology, as Ultimatum begins right at the end of the car chase in that Russian tunnel (which is not where Supremacy ended).
Jason Bourne is a modern James Bond. They share initials, great film score and rad car chases. That’s where the similarities end and the road forks. If I had to pick one road to follow, I’d go with Bourne.
Ultimatum brilliantly succeeds where Supremacy (which was a great movie, make no mistake) fell slightly short. It has (almost) the same mystical feeling the first one had, and it certainly has the action and pace of both movies.
Ultimatum is eminently watchable and very worth your cinema bucks.