The Bourne Legacy / La peur dans la peau: L'héritage de Bourne (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.
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Now I would love to discuss the ending, because it is by far the worst ending I have ever seen in movies. But I won't spoil this rotting carcus of a movie for those who want to be surprised. lol. I will say this about the ending, as all movies have a final battle. When you do watch the ending...ask yourself two questions. Who actually won the final fight? and what are the specific details on how the fight was won? Say the answers out loud, think about it...and you will almost laugh out loud on how rediculous it was. Seriously. Then after you are done watching this farce, please be sure to watch the origional Jason Bourne trilogy. And know that the original trilogy will never be touched or tarnished or ruined.
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Très bon film à un prix très abordable, je recommande ce film.Published 18 months ago by Gilles Qc.