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(Time)   The Bourne Identity's success proves a movie doesn't need its title character, and they now no longer need stories at all   (entertainment.time.com) divider line 58
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2012-08-19 01:46:27 PM
Hot chicks, things blowing up, and prolonged roof top to roof fighting.

I'm sure I did miss anything.
 
2012-08-19 02:47:30 PM
I think the subby meant "The Bourne Legacy" because the Bourne Identity actually had its title character.

/sad cash-in movie is sad.
//how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star? I see him and I think "non-threatening" or "someone's dad"
 
2012-08-19 03:03:01 PM
We saw this movie yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed it, as much as we did the other Bourne movies.
 
2012-08-19 03:19:14 PM
Saw Total Recall this summer and it was like that. Fight scene, chase scene, fight scene, chase scene. Any time they stopped to try and introduce some story into the mix it was absolutely stupid.
 
2012-08-19 03:24:06 PM

Ghastly: Saw Total Recall this summer and it was like that. Fight scene, chase scene, fight scene, chase scene. Any time they stopped to try and introduce some story into the mix it was absolutely stupid.


I saw Total Recall. My recollection was Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel getting the crap kicked out of her by Kate Beckinsale...
 
2012-08-19 03:26:33 PM
I just want to be entertained, and I believe this will fit the bill. That's why I watched The 3 Stooges. Not to ponder string theory, except perhaps how many strings were on Kate Upton's nunkini.
 
2012-08-19 03:28:04 PM

AMonkey'sUncle: Kate Upton's nunkini


www.hindustantimes.com
 
2012-08-19 03:28:19 PM
Subby/Time Magazine link title FAIL.
 
2012-08-19 03:29:28 PM

AMonkey'sUncle: I just want to be entertained, and I believe this will fit the bill. That's why I watched The 3 Stooges. Not to ponder string theory, except perhaps how many strings were on Kate Upton's nunkini.


cdn0.hark.com
 
2012-08-19 03:44:36 PM

MadSkillz: I think the subby meant "The Bourne Legacy" because the Bourne Identity actually had its title character.

/sad cash-in movie is sad.
//how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star? I see him and I think "non-threatening" or "someone's dad"


I hope subby meant "The Bourne Legacy" as The Bourne Identity came out in 2002 and was the first of the Bourne series.
 
2012-08-19 03:55:25 PM
I was about to ask what the fark that franchise's storyline was even ostensibly supposed to be. Because we're at the fourth movie now and I still don't know what the excuse plot is.
 
2012-08-19 04:07:37 PM

Gosling: I was about to ask what the fark that franchise's storyline was even ostensibly supposed to be. Because we're at the fourth movie now and I still don't know what the excuse plot is.


Swoosh, bang, crunch, kaboom!
 
2012-08-19 04:16:54 PM

MadSkillz:
//how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star?


www.timethrums.com
 
2012-08-19 04:19:29 PM
robsmovievault.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-19 04:24:54 PM

bukketmaster: MadSkillz:
//how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star?

[www.timethrums.com image 300x226]


Brilliant!
 
2012-08-19 04:31:07 PM
How does it not have the title character? It's the Bourne Legacy. The new guy IS that legacy.

If the movie was titled the Bourne Dog and was about a dog it would still have the title character.
 
2012-08-19 04:54:48 PM
I thought the movie was OK... It delved a little into the program and how they created these guys. For an action flick, it was worth the price of a ticket.
 
2012-08-19 05:13:14 PM
The first two-thirds was solid but the last act was hugely anti-climactic. On the whole, the movie just felt like a setup for a sequel.
 
2012-08-19 05:17:05 PM

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Matt Damon.


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2012-08-19 05:34:02 PM

Ghastly: Saw Total Recall this summer and it was like that. Fight scene, chase scene, fight scene, chase scene. Any time they stopped to try and introduce some story into the mix it was absolutely stupid.


That's what a lot of excuses for so called sci-fi movies consist of. One high concept sci-fi premise as an excuse for a 2 hour chase scene.Some regular guy discovers a secret in his distopian future and runs. That passes for sci-fi now. The Logan's Run Syndrome, if you will.
 
2012-08-19 05:43:02 PM

MadSkillz: I think the subby meant "The Bourne Legacy" because the Bourne Identity actually had its title character.


Worst retcon ever.
 
2012-08-19 05:45:25 PM
It was alright, but the chase scene was about the worst I have ever seen. Long, boring, derivative, incoherent, unbelievable. Completely ruined the end of the movie.

Rachel though.. oh Rachel, how do you continue to get hotter?
 
2012-08-19 05:52:46 PM
So the Bourne Legacy it's all an experiment to see if a non-Bruce Wayne Batman movie was viable now that Joseph Gordon Levitt has inherited the mantle?

Okay.
 
2012-08-19 05:57:25 PM
I think they may have departed from the books a bit, unless (spoilers?) Jeremy Renner is Matt Damon's half-Vietnamese son.
 
2012-08-19 06:03:09 PM

MadSkillz: //how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star?


Suddenly? Did you miss 28 Weeks Later, The Hurt Locker, MI: Ghost Protocol and The Avengers?
 
2012-08-19 06:03:46 PM

bukketmaster: MadSkillz:
//how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star?

[www.timethrums.com image 300x226]


25.media.tumblr.com

THAT.
 
2012-08-19 06:12:56 PM
I feel like we've been force fed Jeremy Renner starting with the worthless appetizers of Mission Impossible and his oscar worthy performance as Bow and Arrow guy from the Avengers whose real superhero name isn't worth remembering. Is he a robot or someones nephew?
 
2012-08-19 06:16:05 PM

fusillade762: MadSkillz: //how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star?

Suddenly? Did you miss 28 Weeks Later, The Hurt Locker


These are irrelevant since they're old and he wasn't a star.

MI: Ghost Protocol and The Avengers?

Uh...both of those came in the last 8 months, THAT'S why he's saying "when did Renner suddenly become an action star?" He's had THREE big blockbuster movies debut in 8 months with 2 of them being among the biggest movies ever in terms of profit.
 
2012-08-19 06:28:54 PM

rocky_howard: fusillade762: MadSkillz: //how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star?

Suddenly? Did you miss 28 Weeks Later, The Hurt Locker

These are irrelevant since they're old and he wasn't a star.

MI: Ghost Protocol and The Avengers?

Uh...both of those came in the last 8 months, THAT'S why he's saying "when did Renner suddenly become an action star?" He's had THREE big blockbuster movies debut in 8 months with 2 of them being among the biggest movies ever in terms of profit.


I'm still not sure I see your point. Matt Damon's rise to action star status was even more sudden than Renner's.
 
2012-08-19 06:39:38 PM

MadSkillz: //how does 5'5" person suddenly become an action star?

i.imgur.com
Maybe he has a really good agent

 
2012-08-19 06:42:20 PM

fusillade762: I'm still not sure I see your point. Matt Damon's rise to action star status was even more sudden than Renner's.


And what does that have to do with anything? We're not talking about Matt Damon. (Also, Matt Damon never acted in three big actiong blockbusters in 8 months.)
 
2012-08-19 06:51:00 PM

PonceAlyosha: bukketmaster: MadSkillz:
//how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star?

[www.timethrums.com image 300x226]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x473]

THAT.


Well, I guess we know what attracted Tom Cruise to Renner.
 
2012-08-19 06:59:30 PM

MadSkillz: I think the subby meant "The Bourne Legacy" because the Bourne Identity actually had its title character.

/sad cash-in movie is sad.
//how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star? I see him and I think "non-threatening" or "someone's dad"


You saw this coming:

www.topnewmovieslist.com
 
2012-08-19 07:00:44 PM
I looked at it as if it was the Hawkeye origin movie & I enjoyed it......
 
2012-08-19 07:47:54 PM
I honestly thought it was a solidly done thriller. I loved the idea of having a separate story of the remains of Treadstone/Blackbriar/AwesomeMcCoolNamedEvilSoundingGovernmentProgram running for their lives due to the fallout from Jason Bourne.

*POSSIBLE SPOILER*
My only qualm was the whole genetic engineering thing. The whole point of the Bourne Universe it is that is supposed to be as realistic as possible while still being entertaining (Mythbusters has had quite a bit of fun at their expense). The genetic super solider thing took me a bit out of it and seemed so unnecessary. How could they not think of another McGuffin to get them to travel to Manila for the bad ass fight/foot chase/car chase scene?
 
2012-08-19 07:50:40 PM

fusillade762: rocky_howard: fusillade762: MadSkillz: //how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star?

Suddenly? Did you miss 28 Weeks Later, The Hurt Locker

These are irrelevant since they're old and he wasn't a star.

MI: Ghost Protocol and The Avengers?

Uh...both of those came in the last 8 months, THAT'S why he's saying "when did Renner suddenly become an action star?" He's had THREE big blockbuster movies debut in 8 months with 2 of them being among the biggest movies ever in terms of profit.

I'm still not sure I see your point. Matt Damon's rise to action star status was even more sudden than Renner's.


Hurt Locker was, what, two years ago? That was Renner's breakout role. Not surprising you're seeing him in multiple action movies a couple years down the line.

You really want a headscratcher, ask yourself how Sam Worthington managed to land Avatar, Clash of the Titans, and Terminator Salvation all IN THE SAME YEAR, without a breakout role beforehand.
 
2012-08-19 08:22:07 PM

MadSkillz: I think the subby meant "The Bourne Legacy" because the Bourne Identity actually had its title character.

/sad cash-in movie is sad.
//how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star? I see him and I think "non-threatening" or "someone's dad"


He's 5'10" and you have obviously never seen The Town or 28 Weeks Later. And if you want to see him turn down the badass and turn up the dangerous lunatic, watch Dahmer. He's amazing in it.
 
2012-08-19 08:22:45 PM
I almost forgot to mention Hurt Locker.
 
2012-08-19 08:42:56 PM
A good show. Not fit for the "Arts and Croissant" crowd, but meh to them.
 
2012-08-19 09:08:32 PM

texdent: AMonkey'sUncle: Kate Upton's nunkini


Having seen that pic several times, I still think the same things:

1) That suit makes her body look really tasty.

2) There are several children in the shot. What the hell?
 
2012-08-19 09:18:43 PM

rocky_howard: So the Bourne Legacy it's all an experiment to see if a non-Bruce Wayne Batman movie was viable now that Joseph Gordon Levitt has inherited the mantle?

Okay.


Jennifer Love Hewitt isn't actually going to take over the Batman in future movies, that was just a way to end the series with an open ending that was never meant to be explored. Like the end of Unbreakable ended with the origin of a super hero but no one really expects there to be a series of movies with a guy in a raincoat kicking ass.
 
2012-08-19 09:20:14 PM

thamike: MadSkillz: I think the subby meant "The Bourne Legacy" because the Bourne Identity actually had its title character.

/sad cash-in movie is sad.
//how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star? I see him and I think "non-threatening" or "someone's dad"

He's 5'10" and you have obviously never seen The Town or 28 Weeks Later. And if you want to see him turn down the badass and turn up the dangerous lunatic, watch Dahmer. He's amazing in it.


No, he's 5'8"
 
2012-08-19 10:39:42 PM
As summer went on, the plots of 2012's blockbusters seemed to become increasingly weak and tangential to their movie's appeal. Now that The Bourne Identity leaves audiences wondering what actually happened to Ed Norton's character anyway, is it time to prepare for an entirely story-less blockbuster movie?

Ed Norton was not in this movie...

-- In case they correct it:
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-19 11:49:20 PM

KradDrol: fusillade762: rocky_howard: fusillade762: MadSkillz: //how does 5'5" Jeremy Renner suddenly become an action star?

Suddenly? Did you miss 28 Weeks Later, The Hurt Locker

These are irrelevant since they're old and he wasn't a star.

MI: Ghost Protocol and The Avengers?

Uh...both of those came in the last 8 months, THAT'S why he's saying "when did Renner suddenly become an action star?" He's had THREE big blockbuster movies debut in 8 months with 2 of them being among the biggest movies ever in terms of profit.

I'm still not sure I see your point. Matt Damon's rise to action star status was even more sudden than Renner's.

Hurt Locker was, what, two years ago? That was Renner's breakout role. Not surprising you're seeing him in multiple action movies a couple years down the line.

You really want a headscratcher, ask yourself how Sam Worthington managed to land Avatar, Clash of the Titans, and Terminator Salvation all IN THE SAME YEAR, without a breakout role beforehand.


That's not too confusing, I'm sure word gets around when it's something like "James Cameron has tapped this guy for the biggest budget action movie of the decade." That alone would get him some scripts.
 
2012-08-20 01:18:01 AM
I saw the first Bourne film but not the other 2. I'm guessing I should have watched both since I pretty much agree with the article. When it got to the end I was like WTF? That's it? I was pissed.

Those of you who enjoyed it - I'm assuming you've seen the first three.
 
2012-08-20 03:40:26 AM

Tsar_Bomba1: I saw the first Bourne film but not the other 2. I'm guessing I should have watched both since I pretty much agree with the article. When it got to the end I was like WTF? That's it? I was pissed.

Those of you who enjoyed it - I'm assuming you've seen the first three.


I watched the first three. I knew as much at the end as I did at the beginning. Can't understand why those movies are so popular. The first one was neat because it had a mystery. One they still haven't bothered much to solve, I see.
 
2012-08-20 06:31:55 AM

rocky_howard: No, he's 5'8"


No, he's 5'10".
 
2012-08-20 09:00:46 AM
Subby, did you mean "The Bourne Legacy"?
 
2012-08-20 10:18:50 AM

thamike: rocky_howard: No, he's 5'8"

No, he's 5'10".


No, he's 1.75, which equals 5'8":

https://www.google.com/search?q=jeremy+renner+height
 
2012-08-20 01:00:37 PM

MadSkillz: I think the subby meant "The Bourne Legacy" because the Bourne Identity actually had its title character.

/sad cash-in movie is sad.



Except it actually follows the book story arc as much as possible really. I mean it couldn't follow it exactly since the Matt Damon ones wildly diverted from the original story, mostly because the original story was about catching Carlos, who has since actually been caught.It would be like writing a modern film about catching Osama now. Anyway there is a Bourne series book about another agent from the Treadstone Project using the Bourne cover legend. It could be considered a sad cash-in book but you can hardly blame the studios for following suit.
 
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