- Actors: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Albert Finney, Joan Allen
- Directors: Tony Gilroy
- Format: NTSC, Widescreen, Subtitled
- Language: English
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
- Region: Region A/1
- Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
- Studio: Universal Studios
- Release Date: Dec 11 2012
- Run Time: 135 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 104 customer reviews
- ASIN: B0088PCZ3E
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,471 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
The Bourne Legacy [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet] (Bilingual)
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The Bourne Legacy takes the action-packed Bourne series to an explosive new level. On the verge of having their conspiracy exposed, members of the government's intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs - even the agents involved. Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) must use his genetically-engineered skills to survive the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse and finish what Jason Bourne started. Also starring Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz and Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton, critics are calling this a "thrilling, edge-of-your-seat heart-pounder" (Meg Porter Berns, WSVN-TV (FOX), Miami).
La Peur dans la peau : L’Héritage de Bourne propulse cette série déjà remplie d’action à un nouveau degré explosif. Leur complot étant sur le point d’être révélé au grand jour, des membres du service des renseignements du gouvernement feront tout en leur pouvoir pour éliminer toute trace de leurs programmes ultrasecrets, y compris les agents impliqués. Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) doit user de ses habiletés génétiquement modifiées pour survivre à un jeu du chat et de la souris endiablé et compléter ce que Jason Bourne avait commencé. Mettant également en vedette la lauréate des Academy AwardMD°° Rachel Weisz et le candidat aux Academy AwardMD†† Edward Norton, ce long métrage est considéré par la critique comme « un film à sensations fortes aussi palpitant que saisissant » (Meg Porter Berns, WSVN-TV (FOX), Miami).
Sort of a sequel, not quite a reboot--The Bourne Legacy is not easy to peg as a follow-up to the original Matt Damon trilogy. Except for this: it's a heckuva satisfying spy picture, an ingenious expansion on the Bourne universe that also meets the expectations of a multiplex title circa 2012. (Plenty of action to go with the espionage talk, in other words.) Jeremy Renner takes center stage as Aaron Cross, an agent groomed by the government program that also unleashed Jason Bourne, but with a few new wrinkles. Cross is busy training in Alaska when he's caught in a tsunami of hurt, thus beginning a frantic search for answers that leads to a mad motorcycle chase through the streets of Manila. He picks up a partner in government doctor Marta Shearing, who is mighty confused herself after nearly being caught in a madman's bloody rampage. She's played by Rachel Weisz; like Renner, she lifts her character above the usual genre expectations. Kudos to writer-director Tony Gilroy, who scripted the other Bourne installments--he brings his knack for crafting intelligent, complicated stories and zingy dialogue to good use, while simultaneously announcing himself as a potential James Bond director. Two caveats: the movie's timeline makes it slightly confusing to sort things out with the ending of The Bourne Ultimatum--at least on first viewing--and the ending itself sneaks up on us a little abruptly. But the movie's a humdinger anyway: not exactly Bourne again, but something distinct to itself. --Robert Horton
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Certainly elements of it work very well. Jeremy Renner brings his own brand of intensity to the role, and I like Rachel Weisz as the doctor with whom he goes on the run. I loved the way the scene in her house unfolded with all its twists and turns.
Renner plays a character not named Bourne, but a former soldier named Aaron Cross. Unlike Bourne he remembers everything but seems to be unaware that he was part of a sinister experiment testing for biological weaponry, and he constantly needs medication or something bad will happen.
It's several years later. Treadstone has become an embarrassment, requiring clean up before it gets even more embarrassing.
In covert parlance cleanup means kill. He has been part of a biological warfare experiment though he seems unaware of this, and has to take certain medication. He does have mad lethal skills like Bourne, and he is extremely resourceful. So he becomes the loose end that fights back.
Edward Norton brings his A game as the spook on his trail, giving an outstanding performance and the array of technology at his disposal is impressive.
Matt Damon's Bourne movies are a hard act to follow, nevertheless Bourne Legacy does have its moments. I liked the fact that the answer to the problem lay in the Phillipines, and Cross is resourceful enough to fake a passport with new identities while both he and the doctor are being searched for at the highest levels, and the impressive technology being used to catch them is actually pretty scary. I also found the drone sequences in the wilderness very engaging.
Can they really do all this?
I particularly liked the action sequences particularly the motorbike chase scene in the Philippines, and how the doctor initially lacking any defense skills before she meets Cross, now gets some aggression and contributes realistically to a memorable action sequence, while will probably be the strongest memory I take from this movie.
If you are a Bourne fan, and seen all the movies, your reaction might be similar to mine, I found it a worthwhile experience, and I think that most people having enjoyed the previous Bourne movies will enjoy this too. I hope this was helpful.
If you have seen the trilogy then there are really no spoilers in this film. The movie picks up where the last one left off, meaning this will be difficult to follow if you are not familiar with the trilogy. Treadstone, a secret CIA assassin operation is being shutdown and all loose ends are being eliminated...meaning anyone who can spell "Treadstone."
The film concentrates on one operative Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) who fakes his death to survive. Now a great flick would have been Jeremy going back and taking out the CIA men who seek to kill him. But they didn't do that...yet. Instead they interject Rachel Weisz as Dr. Marta Shearing to create a bizarre plot only to end nearly the same as the first Bourne film.
In the next film, Rachel will be killed and Aaron will have to go after the assassin and then apologize to the families of people that he has killed... unless they can convince Matt Damon to come back. Hopefully this is just a tie-in film like "Star Wars 2" and not meant to be great.
What we loved about the Bourne series was the "MacGyver" aspect of Matt Damon being able to create something out of just about anything due to his elite training. I didn't get enough of that. I didn't "feel it" like I did during the original trilogy. There were no great lines like, "If you were in your office we would be having this conversation face to face." I was disappointed in this film which can be added to the list of lame blockbusters that has come out this summer, with a few exceptions.
PARENTAL GUIDE: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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