Damonís understated style makes his character believable.
is not perfect, first is still supreme
Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox. Rated M
Reviewer: PTE John Wellfare
WAS a little concerned when I heard that the sequel to Doug
Limanís 2002 action fl ick The Bourne Identity was under a
different director, but Paul Greengrass has brought the same
intensity he put into Bloody Sunday.
Itís a thoroughly entertaining ride. Once again, Matt Damon
brilliantly portrays Jason Bourne, the uncompromising assassin
who sees all the angles.
Heís been framed for the murder of two CIA agents and is out
to set the record straight and unravel more of his past. Damonís
understated style makes the quiet, calculating Bourne utterly
believable. Greengrass has upped the level of action from
the original, but not to the point that it looks like a Matrix
His erratic camerawork, which brought so much intensity to
Bloody Sunday, gives The Bourne Supremacy some extra punch,
making the fi lmís major car chase so real itís frightening.
But it was a bit overdone and sometimes the whole movie gets
a bit confusing because of the shaky camera. Itís not perfect.
Franka Portente, who brought so much life to the original
and made it more than just an action movie, only has a few
scenes in The Bourne Supremacy.
The story isnít so clear cut this time, which adds excitement
and frustration, but could cost you another $13 to go back
for a second look.
The Bourne Supremacy is entertaining in a way that other recent
offerings in the genre havenít been able to match. Not since
the original has an action movie been so intense.
Dallas Howard in The Village.
Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt, Sigourney
Weaver. Rated M
PTE John Wellfare
hard to explain the storyline of an M. Night Shyamalan movie
without giving too much away or making it sound utterly ridiculous.
The setting Ė a 19th century village near a forest in which
mythical creatures dwell Ė would guarantee B-grade rubbish
from anyone else.
Shyamalan approaches this fi lm, like his other blockbusters,
as a drama set in an unusual and frightening place. The love
story between Lucius Hunt (Phoenix) and Ivy Walker (Howard)
will have viewers desperate to see the two make it in the
Shyamalan milks the suspense and fear for all itís worth.
But heís not just scaring you for the sake of it; heís asking
you why youíre scared, and youíll ask yourself the same.
Definitely the best fi lm Iíve seen all year but try for a
daytime session Ė you donít want to walk to your car in the
dark after a movie like this.