Damon: Bourne to be wild
leaks for its plot, rooting it to 2016 and adding a real world context that was a little lacking in the trilogy, the central threat revolving around the government’s overbearing influence on Mark Zuckerberg-esque Deep Dream’ chief executive Aaron Kalloor (Riz Ahmed).
Having been lying low pretty much since the internet was invented, Bourne has zero time for this new age s***, and doesn’t trust the CIA operatives trying to bring him back in (or else off him).
The CIA here is led by Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones), your one-dimensional, gung-ho director, with support from new second-incommand (special chief of something or other) Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander).
Vikander does a good job with the sparse dialogue she has, and, ultimately straddling the line between goody and baddy, leaves the door open for sequels.
It’s a kinetic film, but unfortunately all that motion ends up feeling like going through the motions, and by the Las Vegas chase denouement I’d somewhat lost interest.
As ( spoilers ahead, but not really, let’s face it) Bourne again walks off into the sunset as that Moby song plays, the feeling is very much ah that was nice, but let’s just leave it there, shall we. – The Independent