Movie Review: Bourne Supremacy

This weekend my wife and I went to see The Bourne Supremacy.  For those of you you who didn’t realize this is the sequel to The Bourne Identity back in 2002.  And what I didn’t realize was that it was originally a TV mini series as well.  All of these are based on books by Robert Ludlum (which I did know).  In the original movie a CIA black ops operation named Treadstone had one of it’s best operatives get amnesia and then fights his way to “freedom” (Jason Bourne).  He basically threatened that if they ever came after him again he would kill them.  He then runs off with his new girlfriend and lives a life on the run.

Well, in the second movie someone decides to frame Bourne and then kill him; of course, they don’t kill him and he assumes that the CIA is after him again.  What follows is a series of encounters between Bourne and the CIA as they both discover that he isn’t the person they are after; or at least not for the reasons they think they are after him.  The action scenes were decent, as I have always had a hard time thinking of Matt Damon as an action star.  Some of the fight scenes are sped up noticeably.  The car chase scenes are a bit on the unbelievable side, but still better than Mission Impossible 2’s motorcycle fantasy duel.  One thing that bugged me about the movie was that the camera seemed to be jumping a lot, like it was filmed primarily by a amateur news team rather than a film studio.  This was very noticeable to me at the start, but then I got to concentrating on the film and don’t know if if continued throughout the movie.  A big plus is that they got all the actors and actresses from the first movie back to replay their characters. 

Rating: 3 out of 5
Recommendation: Go see it if you liked the first one, or are just in the mood for some action.