Taking one last swing at answers to his life this week on 4K-Ultra HD/Bluray and Digital HD is Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and writer/director Paul Greengrass look at the man known as “Jason Bourne.”
Living his life completely off the grid, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is living fist to someone else’s mouth. So too has Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) who continues to attempt to hack into the CIA files and discover their secrets. One she didn’t expect to find was more information on Jason Bourne. Knowing what she found would be important to him, she tracks him down.
Bourne agrees to meet with Nicky and almost immediately chaos ensues as the CIA becomes aware of his presence. CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) isn’t about to let Bourne get away and working with Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander) they send out their Asset (Vincent Cassel) to ‘neutralize’ him.
That’s when the chase begins and Bourne learns there is more behind what his father knew and when he knew it. What he doesn’t understand is why Heather seems to be helping him at every turn. Knowing the cat and mouse game is going no where, Bourne decides its time to go straight to the source.
During a convention in Las Vegas as Aaron Kalloor (Riz Ahmed) who has been working with the CIA is about to release a new program, Bourne discovers what is really going down. Between avoiding the Asset and getting answers from Dewey, he has his hands full of action, intrigue and staying one step ahead of everyone else.
That’s because he’s Jason Bourne.
Damon as Bourne really has taken this character through so many different levels. Bourne is smarter than everyone he has gone up against and yet, somehow, they seem to forget that fact when chasing him. I like the smarts of Jason Bourne and glad to see the story come back around and Damon has made that all possible.
Vikander as Heather is a woman who knows what she wants and has no problem doing what ever it takes to further her career. Upset with Dewey, she isn’t about to make his hunt for Bourne easy. Vikander gives her character the right amount of two-faced-ness so no one will ever be quite sure what she’s up to.
Jones as Dewey has a history with Bourne that comes to the surface. I love when Jones plays the bad guy and does it without twitching, one of Hollywood’s greats to be sure. Cassell as Asset gets to make a lot of mean faces, doesn’t really say a lot and lets his weaponry speak for him.
Kalloor as Ahmed is woven into the story as a red herring. Vinzenz Kiefer plays Christian Dassault who works with Parsons and just wants the facts ma’m, just the facts because ‘people have a right to know’ (oldest line ever).
Other cast include: Ato Essandoh as Craig Jeffers, Scott Shepherd as Director NI Edwin Russell, Bill Camp as Malcolm Smith, and Stephen Kunken as Baumen.
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“Jason Bourne” has plenty of action, chase scenes, fist fighting and a ‘who do you trust’ scenario to go around. Now that Bourne has found the answers to his burning questions, I say he find a tropical island somewhere and settle down with an ocean view and a pina colada.
The 4K Ultra HD/Bluray/Digital HD pack is intense on the home screen. There is something awesome about today’s home theatre systems and when a film favorite comes home packaged like “Jason Bourne” it becomes a family experience.
The 4K Ultra HD Movie has the special features of an ultimate experience of having the 4X sharper picture, HDR (High Dynamic Range) for brilliant brights and deepest darks as well as Immersive Audio for a multi-dimensional sound experience.
The Bluray Movie Bonus Features include Bringing Back Matt Damon as Bourne, Bare-Knuckle Boxing, Close Quarters Combat, Underground Rumble, The Athens Escape, Convention Chaos and Shutting Down the Las Vegas Strip.
In the end — you know his name!