The Bourne Legacy

Despite a lack of time, and decent options I do still enjoy going to the movies. I tried to get back in the swing of things last Sunday by checking out The Bourne Legacy. Even though I had the time to go to the theater and see it, I haven't had time until today to get a review written.

The fourth installment of the Bourne series introduces us to Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), an operative in a special ops group called "Operation Outcome". Much like his predecessor Jason Bourne, Cross is a one of a kind agent who is capable of dealing with the best and worst that can be thrown his way.

Despite what you will read in other reviews or from other movie related websites, this movie had no storyline. It was literally a 2-hour introduction to the character of Aaron Cross. Sure things happen and you will be on the edge of your seat for a large part of this movie, but the storyline really never goes anywhere.

The series shows a lot of promise with co-stars Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz, both who are great in their roles, but without a story to develop into it felt like a 2-hour cocktail reception while we all sit around and wait for the main course (the next installment).

With all of that being said, this movie is still plenty entertaining. If you enjoyed the first three movies that featured Matt Damon, you will enjoy installment number four. And from the looks of things, you will probably enjoy at least one or two movies in the series.

The Bourne Legacy
Directed by: Tony Gilroy
Written by: Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, and Robert Ludlum
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz
My Rating: 3 out of 5
Would Gene Pick it?: Yes

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