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Bourne UltimatumJust got back from Bourne Ultimatum. What a ride that was! Two hours of crazy non-stop action — chases, fist fights, free running, car crashes and all manner of mayhem that makes men smile from ear to ear.

I mentioned to my friends after we saw Transformers that even though I really enjoyed it, I thought Bourne Ultimatum was going to be the best summer blockbuster. I whole-heatredely stand by that statement. While Transformers was a good time, I had a laundry list of things that bothered me. That is not the case with Bourne Ultimatum. My only complaint is the shaky camera. It can be used to great effect, but when it’s over done (the way it has been in the Bourne trilogy) it’s simply annoying.

That single complaint aside, Bourne Ultimatum was extremely enjoyable. It never really took a breath, grabbing you by the collar and dragging you along for the ride. Without spoiling anything, just about every dangling story line was wrapped up, with a few twists thrown in. It was an excellent end to a most excellent trilogy. I will definitely be seeing this one again.

It may be premature to rank this movie in my Top Five Movies All-Time™ but it is definitely in the running for insertion in the Top Ten™.


  1. I wouldn’t mind knowing what movies fill out your top ten.

  2. Somehow I think Tony and I’s top ten are similar…

    I’m now totally stoked about this movie. I’ve yet to see a summer flick because this was first on my list. The wife and I will be seeing it next Monday.

    Matt Damon is my favorite actor of this generation. Too bad he wants to hang up the Bourne thing after this movie. I don’t think I’ve seen a single movie that he starred in where I was not impressed.

    Thanks for building the hype, Tony.

  3. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Bourne Ultimatum in the Top 10? 😕

  4. I saw the Bourne Ultimatum also this weekend. I laughed when I read your comment about the shaky camera. My wife and I both left the theater with huge headaches due to the camera. In addition to being shaky, the camera was slightly out of focus at times. This also bothered my eyes.

    Having said all that, it was a great movie and I would risk the headache again.

  5. @Will – First I need to really nail down my top ten movies. I’ve got an idea, but I’ve never formalized the list. Sounds like a good future post!

    @Nat – You liked My Little Pony: The Movie? If so, then you’re right!

    You’re going to love Ultimatum.

    @Brin – I want to be Jason Bourne. Of course it’s going to be in the top ten!

    @mmoexplorer – I think we can all do without the camera shake! Let it die with the Bourne Trilogy!

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