Thursday, March 29, 2007

Movie trailer review: The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Identity was pretty good. The Bourne Supremacy is one of my favorite action films of all time. Thus, needless to say, The Bourne Ultimatum, which arrives in theaters this summer, is high on my must-see list. The movie once again stars Matt Damon, Joan Allen and Julia Stiles, and also adds great actors David Strathairn, Gael Garcia Bernal and Paddy Considine to the mix. Additionally, the movie is once again directed by Paul Greengrass, who, aside from "shaky camera syndrome" last time around, did an incredible job.

An international teaser trailer is online now, and while it does use a lot of footage from the previous two films, the marketing department has done a great job. This is everything a teaser trailer should be. It reminds us of what happened, and it gives us a glimpse of what is to come without revealing any of the plot. The music and setup is great, and the payoff is shots of Damon running around punching and kicking people. Excellent!

I can only hope that the story somehow features Carlos the Jackal, as the villainous assassin is a central part of the book series but has been completely left out of the movie trilogy. I'd also love to see someone attempt to make the books at some point, as books 2 and 3 are completely different from the movies.

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