Right now I am not sure how I feel about the Bourne franchise continuing on without Matt Damon, who pretty much made the franchise what it is today. From the current footage I can tell that Jason Bourne is not forgotten but is part of the plot of this movie. The tone is a lot like the original, with Jeremy Renner doing the same stunts as Jason Bourne. I will have to say that the trailer does make me interested to see where they can go on from here but it seems like it is heading in the right direction and may actually surprise me when it comes out but my expectation are not all that high at the moment. The fourth installment of the highly successful Bourne series sees the return of the franchise’s screenwriter, Tony Gilroy, this time stepping into the director’s seat for an entry which sidelines main character Jason Bourne in order to focus on a fellow estranged assassin (Jeremy Renner). Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz co-star, with Joan Allen and Albert Finney reprising their roles from the previous films.
This Means War
Directed by: McG
Starring: Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon
After seeing the trailer for this movie I knew it was going to be bad movie, the plot alone screamed terrible romantic comedy. It seems like it is trying to pull off something like Mr. and Mrs. Smith or Knight and Day, both are much better films than this, by making it a comedy that involves spy and an unlucky girl, this is more Knight and Day than Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but both other films actually made it a fun premise while this suffered from being just to over the top and freckly boring. Now when i went into the film I was expecting it to be awful, which it is, but the thing that surprised me was how well the acting was, I enjoyed both Tom Hardy and Chris Pine in their respective roles and even enjoyed Reese Witherspoon but the way the characters are handled doesn’t really do much for the them or their roles in the films progression. The worst part that I think about this film is the terrible villain that they decided to throw in at the end, he made no sense when it came to the story, only linking the beginning of the film, otherwise he was not used to his potential nor given anything really to do outside of getting revenge on the main characters. The worst thing about the film is how overly bad the special effects were, it was rather clear when there was some, like the car ruling at the end.
Chris Pine and Tom Hardy portray the world’s deadliest CIA operatives, as well as inseparable partners and best friends…until they fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon). Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever – each other.
Sure there were some very good acting and some inspiring quotes having to do with mistakes leading to where you are in life and how you want to be with the person who makes you the better person but the movie suffers in a lot of different ways mainly the story and special effects. If you want to check it out I would recommend renting it before purchasing it.
5 out of 10
If anyone can pull off Skurge it is Mads Mikkelsen, like it was said in the article his character from Valhalla Rising he has similar attributes to Skurge. I will really like to see where they go with this film since I liked the first one and would like to see something along the lines of a tale involving The Enchantress and The Executioner it would interesting to see the characters on screen.
With the buzz around the Avenger slowing down a bit but it is till hanging around it comes to no surprise that Men in Black 3 was able to take the top spot. Though it didn’t do as good as expectations but it still managed to show that Will Smith still has some draw to him even without making a movie in nearly 4 years. I am glad that the movie is doing well because I really enjoyed it and I am eager to see how Snow White and the Huntsman will do next weekend
This was something that I knew was going to happen sooner or later, The Avengers is no long at the top of the box office though still in second. I really enjoyed both Men in Black 3 and Avengers and it is good to see that both movie are doing so well. Right now it looks as if the Avengers will bypass The Dark Knight‘s final total and become the third highest grossing movie of all time. I just hope the MIB3 can do well and make more money than the second one, which was the superior film.