Ok, Bourne Identity rocked all over. It was definitely one of the best productions of the Amnesia Spy archetype I've seen. It hit all the manditory exercises: car chase wrong way on the freeway, check; car drives through plate glass window, check; "the phone's been cut", check; "chefs do that", check; and so on; there's really no surprise at all about how it's going to turn out, but it kicks much ass along the way. The nod toward The Manchurian Candidate was a nice touch, too. Joe Bob says check it out.
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gee.. now i'm not so sure i wanna take this movie seriously. even franka could save it from the cheese you speak of. do franka's breasts save the movie perhaps?
It really wasn't very cheesy! Or maybe I was just in the mood for it. Like I said, I kept seeing it as a production of Amnesia Spy; you wouldn't go see a version of Hamlet and bitch that they used this same gag in that other version of Hamlet... Not that I'm comparing spy movies to Hamlet. Spy movies are better.
I am sorry to report that the sex scene was tasteful. Zero boobage.
I don't know that I would put this fim into my Must Watch Over And Over And Over category, but yeah, I agree, it was good. The plot was a bit thin, and Matt Damon was a bit more like a wooden block than a superspy, but Franka Potente rocks my world and the fight sequences were good, so it all sorta balances out.
I had a bit of trouble letting go of the book, but once I did I had a lot more fun with the movie. The movie is better for action, but the book is better for plot. As much as I wasn't crazy about Damon's stoic acting, it's still better than the neurotic versions of the character we've been subjected to previously.