Bourne is back. Or David Webb; I can’t really remember. But he remembers now, and he’s pissed. The teaser for the fifth Bourne movie, simply called Jason Bourne, aired last night during the big game and it promises more of the quality vehicular mayhem we’ve come to expect from the spy franchise.
Identity had the iconic red Mini car chase in Paris. Supremacy had the taxi chase in Moscow. Ultimatum had the police cruiser chase in New York. And yea, sure, Legacy had the motorcycle chase through Manila.
Now it looks like we’re getting double the trouble in the fifth Bourne movie, with scenes from the trailer showing what looks like a chase involving a S.W.A.T. van in Las Vegas, as well as Jason Bourne stiff arming baddies and launching grenades off of a motorcycle during a riot. Awesome.
Exciting, isn’t it?
Upon closer inspection it looks like Bourne didn’t upgrade from police car to S.W.A.T. van in this one like the trailer wants you to believe. If you look closely, you’ll notice the car he’s driving looks to be the Dodge Charger you can see chasing the S.W.A.T. van, which is interesting. Why is this rogue agent chasing down S.W.A.T.? Maybe they have somebody he wants locked up in there, but I doubt a police officer of any degree would go pummeling through traffic like that.
The motorcycle chase looks as good as Jason Bourne punching people and blowing shit up while riding a motorcycle can look. The fights look as promising as always, and it’s clear to see the film franchise is back to form with both director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon returning.
Despite the dumb name (not that Jason Bourne is a dumb name for a person) the movie looks very promising if you enjoyed the first three-to-four Bourne franchise films. It’s dumb to call the fifth movie of a franchise the same (false) name as the main character when you have a series of novels with unused names to fit the pattern of the other films.
But anywho, I’m excited to see what Bourne does now that he actually remembers everything and is apparently pissed. We’ll find out July 29th.