When Jason Bourne took a massive jump from page to screen back in 2002, the world went wild. Critics hailed it, bookworms loved it and cinephiles adored it. It’s unique sense of style, and action sequences truly tell you, you’re watching a Bourne film. Today I’ll break down, and rank the Bourne films from worst to best.
5. Jason Bourne
I didn’t like this one. It didn’t feel like a Jason Bourne movie. It felt like an average Matt Damon action movie.
When it comes to it, you’re only really watching to see how Bourne’s story ends. After all, he’s been on our screen for over a decade. If you weren’t interested in seeing how Bourne’s story ends, then there’s a high chance you turned it off, or walked out the cinema when you were watching it.
4. The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Supremacy is a takeaway movie. Nothing more, in my opinion. Sure, you might think it has a good plot, characters, and scenes when you’re watching, but when it’s all over, and you think back over the movie, you realise that it’s an average film.
Less than 5 hours after I watched it, I could barely remember a single thing about this movie. All I could remember was that the action scenes were badass, he killed three people with a magazine, and his girlfriend died. That was it. Funny how I developed Jason Bourne’s amnesia just by watching one of his films.
3. The Bourne Identity
By no means is The Bourne Identity a bad movie. I think it is a really good espionage movie. Matt Damon is charming, clever, and deadly in his debut . I just had one issue with this movie that made me like it less.
Judging by how they describe, and market The Bourne Identity it makes you think you’re seeing an action movie. That’s what it did for me. I was waiting for an action movie, with lots of fighting and combat. When it turns out to be an espionage movie, (albeit a great one) you’re sorely disappointed. The last fight scene, however, is fantastic.
2. The Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Legacy really made fans scratch their head and wonder why they were still making Bourne films. This movie answers that question. The Bourne Legacy left fans divided after its release in 2012. I was on the side of the divide who thought this was an awesome addition.
I thought it was a very well done movie. I like the plot and it’s executed surprisingly well. Even though the first 35 minutes start off slow, the rest of the movie makes up for it. Every action scene is awesome, and Jeremy Renner takes the lead role very seriously, and nails it. The two stories intertwine perfectly.
1. The Bourne Ultimatum
When it comes down to deciding what is the best Jason Bourne movie, The Bourne Ultimatum is the only right answer for me. Everything is what you expect in a Bourne movie. Damon’s clever, and skilled performance, the action scenes, the plot, and the goddamn ending. Everything is perfect.
This is the best Bourne movie mostly due to it being the culmination of the original Bourne films. Everything starts to fall into place as you realise who Bourne is, and who he was working with, and for. The part that really got me though, was the ending. It was a good ending to a good trilogy.
That was my ranking of the Jason Bourne films. What is yours? Tell me in the comments below. If you liked this article, please like, and follow! It means a lot. Until next time – keep watching movies. Ryan, out.