Like many good action movies, all of the Bourne films are rewatchable, so it was fun to go back to this film 21 years after its release. The first installment in the Bourne film series was released in 2002 starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. It’s the type of role actors dream about. Damon gets the opportunity to explore the many layers of this character while also building a blockbuster Hollywood franchise that certainly paid off nicely. And, who wouldn’t enjoy playing a badass!
The film is an action-thriller film directed by Doug Liman and based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Robert Ludlum. The story revolves around Jason Bourne, an amnesiac who slowly uncovers his past as a highly-skilled and lethal CIA assassin.
The story begins with Bourne found floating in the Mediterranean Sea with gunshot wounds and no memory of his identity. He is rescued by a group of fishermen, and upon examining his body, they discover a small laser projector surgically implanted in his hip, which displays a Swiss bank account number.
Reports in the English media have hinted towards the plot of the next James Bond film.
007’s next outing isn’t released for another eleven months but it has already had a troubled history. Go back three years to the announcement and everything looked rosy. The commercial success of Skyfall and Spectre cannot be ignored. But there was some concern when the director of those two hits – Sam Mendes announced he would not return a third time.
Around four years on from the release of Spectre, anticipation is continuing to grow around what will be the 25th James Bond adventure. Production on the film has not exactly been straightforward so far, with one of the most notable issues being Danny Boyle leaving the project and being replaced by True Detective director Cary Fukunaga.
Here’s a pretty funny exchange between Sylvester Stallone and Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show as Stallone discusses his rivalry with Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the day. Stallone admits to hating Schwarzenegger back in the 80s, though now things seem very friendly as they collaborate with other action stars in the “Expendibles” series of action films.