Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Bourne Conundrum



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.

6 better thoughts:

Ryan McNeil said...

I think you're over-complicatin things buddy.
It's a sequel.

Castor said...

Brain overload. Take it for what it is ahah, another piece of Hollywood disposable fluff.

threeguys1movie.com said...

I actually like the look of that trailer and am glad they simply don't have Renner becoming Jason Bourne.

Shala said...

Am I the only one excited about this? Yes, its another attempt by Hollywood to milk a franchise. However, it was a pretty damn good franchise (and I'm not really even into action movies), and I'm a huge fan of Jeremy Renner since Take so I'm there on opening weekend. I will definitely give it a chance.

Andrew said...

How dare you starve me for content You Univarn fellow.... where's my up to date thinkings of your twistedly funny mind?

PS. Yes this sequel looks like it's going to suck...

ruth said...

Glad I'm not the only one who's not too enthused about the faux-Bourne franchise... I mean, why call it Bourne when there' no one by than name in the movie??

Non-Canonical Spinoff Sequel Reboot sounds just about right, ahah. Now the presence of Ed Norton just might be a game changer however...

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