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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Movie Review: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Well, its been a few days since I saw the latest chapter of The Bourne Legacy. And I can say, I'm not dissapointed. This movie had the potential to lose steam after having been made and released so long after the previous Bourne Supremacy.

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is still in pursuit of his identity and his journey takes him around the world from London to Madrid to Morrocco to New York City. Along the way, he dodges bullets punches and the pursuits of his creators pretty much like your typical action hero story only there's less cheesy dialogue and more geek talk and just as many shaky cam asskicking and 'splosions!

Here's a quick overview of my personal comments and observations.

> Matt Damon will always be Bourne to me. Even if he wears glesses and whines like a 5year old to his mom he still looks tough.
> Joan Allen just got better in this one because her role is more substantial.
> Julia Stiles (who I have always had a crush on)still has a small role, but gives us a hint on why she is important to the Bourne story.
>David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck)gives us probably the best antagonist in the franchise.

All in all it's a great escape movie for all the stunts and car crashes, but it also has brains, just like the first ones. It may be considered a thinking man's action movie, but it doesnt really need a lot of brain power on your part to be absorbed completely. It still, however gives you a sense that you didn't havw to check your brain at the door.

Rocketboy's rating: (****) 4 out of 5 stars

Friday, August 03, 2007

Movie News from ComiCOn

The San Diego ComiCon has now developed itself as the mecca for all things geek, not just for comic book fans but for movie and TV fans as well. Hollywood has realized this and has focused their attention on the San Diego COmiCon for launches and exclusive previews for upcoming projects. Sometimes I just wish I had stayed in California just so I could see all the action. Then again, It's just movies.

I am going to do some embed links for some of the stuff I found cool from the recently concluded 2007 ComiCon. Hope these are the same things you are interseted too, because I'd hate to have to post something and no one read it. Is anyone reading this right now?

The preview for Heroes Season 2 was revealed at ComiCon, and it looks mighty sweet except that you dont get to see much because the camera dude didn't want to get caught with a camera in a camera restricted theater. Anyway, still cool.

Heroes Creator Tim Kring announced that they got a hold of a real fan of the show to be directing the new Heroes: Origins episondes (or at least one of them) and he is....Kevin Smith!

Steven Speilberg made a special video feed in for the fans at COmiCon straight from the set of the new Indiana Jones movie. I didn't know that Ray Winstone was there too. He was about the coolest thing in The Departed and is also going to star in the CGI animated version of Beowulf.

John Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. revealed the Stan Winston created costume of Iron Mans Mark 1. Fans all over the worrld just wet themselves

There are so many more things I would like to add but you know what to do. You can look for the things you are interested at in YouTube and Dailymotion. More news as it happens.

Props to TheMovieBlog