22 September, 2020

Bourne Supremacy

Where Supremacy differs from Identity is that questions do get answered here eventually.

Bourne Supremacy
Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Karl Urban
Director: Paul Greengrass
Rating: **

Bourne Supremacy follows closely on the footsteps of Bourne Identity. Much like the predecessor, the plot can easily be summed up in a sentence: the amnesiac secret agent (Damon) is still trying to seek out his true identity, still attempting to figure out the continuing questions which his 10 different passports can't answer: Who is he? Who is he hiding from? Is he Jason Bourne?

Bourne's bohemian relationship with the nomadic Marie (Potente) that tingled with an underlying sense of anxiety in Identity finds its doom at the very beginning in Supremacy when a hired Russian assassin (a rather dishy Urban) blows the duo's cover in Goa. While Marie dies, Bourne turns fugitive again and goes on a breathless run across the globe: from Goa to Naples to Berlin to Munich to Moscow with Amsterdam, Washington and New York also thrown in. At each stopover, he manages to speak the native language...



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