Da­mon: Bourne to be wild

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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

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