First watch and then read my bullshit afterwards if you so choose:


Well that was surprisingly legit. On paper The Bourne Legacy seemed like a potentially heinous idea, even though Jeremy Renner is terrific (albeit unproven as a lead) and Tony Gilroy’s a badass. There was always the fear that it’d be akin to that 80’s and 90’s dilemma where they tried to milk a few last dollars from a franchise before it petered out. This looks like new vitality and the fact David Strathairn, Albert Finney and Joan Allen are back does so much to instill confidence and authenticity. Add Edward Norton and Stacey Keach (the ol’ American History X two-step) and it’s damn near unmissable. I love being wrong.