The Bourne Legacy (2012) co-written and directed by Tony Gilroy
This summer has lots of sequels and remakes coming out, so I'm reviewing the earlier works and seeing if they will inspire me to see the new films!
The movie starts off slowly. Cross is wandering through Alaska for no apparent reason other than to showcase some impressive stunts and introduce the blue and green pills that make him better. Intercut with this is Col. Byer (Edward Norton) convincing everyone to shut down Treadstone and its progeny, another slow moving process. The action picks up when they try to kill Cross with a drone strike. All of the spy plotting and behind-the-scenes machinations are less believable and less interesting than the action sequences. The final chase in Manilla is the star of the movie. Renner and Norton give good performances but their characters are not as compelling as previous heroes and villains in the Bourne films.
Good as an action film (though there isn't quite enough action to make it a great action film) and underwhelming as a spy/conspiracy thriller.
The new Bourne movie, Jason Bourne, promises lots of action...
I'm not sure there's any spy/conspiracy thriller left, but I supposed I'd watch One-Punch Man in a lot of fun action scenes (though the first part of the trailer is greatest hits (some literally) of the earlier films). He looks more like Jason Statham than Jason Bourne in this trailer.