The Bourne series–both the movies and the books–have been popular for years now, so it’s no wonder that the powers that be decided to make some more movies.
I like the fact that the focus is shifted away from Bourne, to a new player, Aaron Cross (played by Jeremy Renner). This newest movie, The Bourne Legacy is perhaps the most interesting of the Bourne movies so far because viewers are dropped into the middle of the Cross story. It seems clear, as you watch the movie, that Cross has had moments of not wanted to participate in the program and moments where he’s broken the rules. He doesn’t seem surprised at all when the tables turn on him and he has to run for his life.
It perhaps doesn’t hurt that it’s been a shorter amount of time since Renner burst onto the scene in The Hurt Locker (he was in a lot of movies before that, but that one got him a lot of attention). Damon was good as Bourne, but Renner brings something new, and perhaps even more believable, to the plate.
It also seems evident that after making a few Aaron Cross movies, there will probably be a Bourne/Cross movie, which should be quite amazing, really.
The Bourne Legacy is an entertaining and quite thrilling movie, one that action enthusiast are sure to enjoy!