If you put together a list of the best action/adventure/thrillers over the past 10 years,The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy would have to be on there. Combined, Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass have provided two solid action pics; both packed with a great story (based off the books written by Robert Ludlum), great acting and a whole lot of ass kicking. The third film in the franchise, The Bourne Ultimatum, hits theaters later this summer, and the first international trailer has just hit the net.
What can I say; it looks just like the other two -- a bunch of government types are still chasing Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), while he's doing his best to allude the villains and figure out his identity before it's too late. The trailer itself is a pretty fun ride (I really dug the music), but it doesn't exactly show us what's different about this film versus the other two. Bourne runs across rooftops and those same government agents are locked in a room tracing his every move -- I'm still waiting for someone to go, "It's Bourne, he's still alive ... and in Moscow! Where does he find the money to do all this traveling, and how come we haven't just waited to bust him while waiting on a two-hour long security line at the airport?" The very awesome (and still underrated?) Paul Greengrass returns to the director's chair for Ultimatum, which means -- no matter what -- I'm sure he'll deliver another engrossing power-packed flick. Also starring Julia Stiles, Paddy Considine and David Strathairn,The Bourne Ultimatum hits theaters on August 3.