The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Thriller

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An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

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  • Rachel Weisz in The Bourne Legacy (2012)
  • Edward Norton and Stacy Keach in The Bourne Legacy (2012)
  • Rachel Weisz and Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy (2012)
  • Rachel Weisz and Tony Gilroy in The Bourne Legacy (2012)
  • Rachel Weisz in The Bourne Legacy (2012)
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20 September 2012 | markthetranny
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The Bourne Legacy in no way resembles the book. That probably doesn't matter because the Bourne films and the books have been diverging for years.

Matt Damon's Jason Bourne isn't the lead. That's no spoiler..anyone who has seen posters or trailers knows that. Jeremy Renner ( Hurt Locker, the Town) is the new hero Aaron Cross. Renner is a good actor and he quickly eclipses all memories of Bourne and makes the role his own.

Rachel Weiosz is the female lead and its the first time that the hero in this series has had a female co-star who makes an impression and has a fan base of her own. Both actors are excellent. The relationship between them works on many levels and Rachel's character is an important element of the story. Bourne's female leads were either an encumberance to him to be cast aside ( Marie) or a tacked on love interest to provide a trailer moment (Stiles).

The action is handled better, not that its better staged - the action in this series has always been first rate- but now that Greengrass has gone its less frenetic in its editing so you can see what is going on.

All the cast are convincing and the good news is that a sequel has already been greenlit so we'll see these characters again.

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Buyer tells Cross that they are "sin eaters," doing the "morally indefensible" but absolutely necessary thing, "so that the rest of our cause can stay pure." This is a reference to a short story by Margaret Atwood, "The Sin-Eater." The story is that a village has one person who is treated extremely well and whose job is to eat food symbolic of people's sins, so that he assumes all their sins so that they can die in a state of grace. The sin eater is extremely old and weighed down by the sins of hundreds of people. A young man is being groomed to be a sin-eater. The old sin-eater dies and the first task the pure and innocent young man must do is eat the sins of the sin-eater including the lifetime of sins he has consumed which, by extension, includes the sins of all the thousands that have been absorbed by endless generations of sin-eaters. In other words, lured by the comforts to be provided by the adoring villagers, the young man becomes the most damnable person in history. His only hope is that one day, many years later, another young man will be similarly lured into eating all the sins that this young man will have to bear.


Dr. Marta Shearing: AARON RUN!


When Aaron shows up at the remote house to rescue Dr. Shearing, he finds her upstairs with an empty revolver. When he kneels in front of her, with the camera over his shoulder looking at Dr. Shearing, he grabs the gun with his left hand. When the camera angle changes to looking at Aaron over Dr. Shearing's shoulder, he is shown grabbing the gun again.


Written by
Arlen P. Mandangan, Cieleto A. Diola
Performed by Mocha Girls
Courtesy of Viva Entertainment, Inc.
By arrangement with The Orchard


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