Matt Damon once again shows us how good Jason Bourne is in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). In fact, he is so good, it is unbelievable how good he really is but this is beside the point since we do not care if Bourne is a believable character or what his real name is. It does not matter at all. What matters is the action, the stunts, the chases, and more of the same, perfectly orchestrated to one big race with one winner, Bourne, of course.
Now, if you dig all that then you will enjoy this third installment, even though I must say the often praised shaky camera cinematography has been annoying at times in this one, pay attention to the camera shakiness and judge for yourself.
We follow Bourne through London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris, Tangier and Turin while he is hunted by the CIA and constantly manages to escape, always one step ahead, no matter asking how he does it or why the CIA sucks so much, he is Bourne!
So the CIA wants him dead or rather Noah Vosen (David Strathairn), boss of Pamela Lundy (Joan Allen) who is inclined to listen to Bourne’s side of the story. Vosen however is on the war path and determined to eliminate the Bourne threat that can link the CIA to a super secret bad ass black-ops killer program. As a precaution the program is no longer called “Treadstone” but rather “Blackbriar“, an ingenious coup to cover their tracks… not.
Bourne is not completely alone in all this, in Madrid he hooks up with the CIA’s Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) and they head to Algiers for more chases and surviving close proximity to exploding car bombs and if that was not enough he also saves Nicky from Mr. CIA car bomb guy, who – evil in his sight – had to snuff it.
Bourne finally remembers and finds out what his real name is in the end and believe it or not I already forgot what it was and you know what else? Who cares? Webb David, 829 63 1204, 0 NEG, Catholic. So what? He is Jason Bourne and no name tag can change that, not now not ever and no doubt there will be more of Bourne (unless he is a real bad swimmer)!