The Bourne Ultimatum brings the newest adventure of postmodern hero Jason Bourne in the film that closes the cycle of the trilogy (Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum), at least in the opinion of the protagonist Matt Damon (Syriana, 13 men and a new secret) . Paul Greengrass (Bloody Sunday, United 93), film director, created an ambiguous film that may well be the end of the series, at least until some producer eager to successfully convince a major studio that has the character still interested public and that can turn a profit, which, incidentally, would not be anything new.The fact is that we have in The Bourne Ultimatum a boy somewhat different from usual. Taciturn, of few words and very reflective, Jason Bourne does not remember the lords-of-truth-to-service-of-power that used to characterize the CIA / FBI. Rather. The quest of Jason for his past roots and, consequently, for the reasons that led him to lose his memory eventually lead you to a web of intrigue and secrets that will spill over the top.The praise the high technical level of open scenes, usually shot in high-traffic public places, whose sense of movement and presence of the characters recalls the staccato style a la Brian De Palma. Added to them, the action scenes are really lush in a spiral motion that values realism and plausibility, as the scene where Bourne tries to reach one of your contacts, while fleeing from a professional killer, jumping from roofs and windows of Tangier, Morocco.Also worth mentioning the good quality of the script, concise and without unnecessary twists in a film whose linear action, punctuated by scenes "flash-back" the good guy forgetful, dispensing this kind of deception.The great point, however, rests with the sense of awareness of the title character.
Bourne does not hesitate to try to clarify all the points that relate to your past, even though much of that will be unveiled an indictment against the established power and against himself. One can argue, rightly, that what motivates the character is not to expose the government, but simply to clarify the personal issues that plague him for years. Bourne goes beyond what happens in their reflective questions, literally coming to ask for another killer who haunts him: "You at least know why you persecute me?".The saga of Jason Bourne itself begins in a moment of existential doubt when the protagonist in the first film (The Bourne Identity), he can not kill one of their prey because it is being defended by small children on the boat where they are until a security guard shoots him and throws it overboard.Like the movie Breach, to cite just one example, the CIA is shown as corrupt and inept, trying, however, leave room for "good" team that supposedly exists, represented by some agents that provide coverage veiled and seek to understand the real reasons Bourne, instead of eliminating it briefly how they want their bosses, who are interested in covering up their shady operations.It is worth paying attention to a character whose great achievement is to ask what is the reason for many deaths.