The Bicentennial Production Design - Can we just give a standing ovation to the 1976 Academy for giving the award to a contemporary movie? They had a Western, a period drama about the theatre...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
If you ask me why I'm lukewarm on the latest installment in the Bourne franchise, I'll tell you it has nothing to do with potential quality. There is beyond a doubt more than enough talent to go around the bend several times over and create something equal to that of its predecessors. It's this: I have no idea how to classify this movie.
Is it a reboot? Seems to be operating within the same world. A non-canonical side installment? Makes references and overlaps characters enough that I would say no. A sequel? Leaves the focal point character behind, and the name in the title is almost purely for marketing. If anything it carries more of the markers of a spin-off mixed in with a continuation.
So from now on I shall refer to it as a Non-Canonical Spinoff Sequel Reboot. And if you're thinking why not a Spinoff Sequel Non-Canonical Reboot, all I have to say is don't be silly. We have standards!
Oh, and for the record this is the though process I went through during the teaser "I know Rachel Weisz is in this movie. Where is she? Oh come on! Show me the Weisz! Wait, is that Edward Norton? Holy crap it is Edward Norton! Norton! Norton! Norton!"
... Don't ask.