The Bourne Legacy (2012)

Directed by Tony Gilroy

Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton





Jason Bourne wasn’t the only one. There were many more and Aaron Cross is about to realise that the people he thought he could trust are now against him.

The film takes place right after the Bourne Ultimatum while the backlash from Jason Bourne is going through the courts. Aaron Cross is shown as another Bourne-esque agent training and showing the super solider skills that he has gained. The love interest, played by Rachel Weisz, is a doctor who had Aaron Cross as a patient which leads her to get caught up in the whole event of things.

I found the film enjoyable but really expected something a bit more action packed having been a fan of the first 3. Clocking in at just over 2 hours long the film actually goes quite quick but at the same time seems to be lacking that final slap around the face that I expected. Renner as Cross and Weisz as Marta provide excellent strong characters and could easily see this turning into another Bourne series of films. Norton is quite forgettable and pointless however I do usually like him in films.



Fans of the original Bourne films will like how this links in while at the same time probably think this just doesn’t feel like a Bourne film. Worth a cinema trip? Probably not. Worth a watch when it comes out on Bluray/DVD? Yes. Renner is excellent and Weisz is hot.

TheFriedGold rating – 3/5



Film Fact

With lots of links in the film to the original hero, Jason Bourne, could we see the two of them team up in a future Bourne film?