Friday, August 10, 2007
Extreme Ways are Back Again
At long last we managed to actually venture out of the house and go to the movies. This summer we've already missed most of the "threequels" including Spiderman 3, Pirates 3 and Shrek 3. Died Hard 4 was good fun. Ocean's 13 was lighter than air, but at least it didn't suck like 12 did. Haven't seen Harry Potter 5 yet but I think it might still be playing in some of the smaller screens so I still have a chance to catch it.
With no nanny to look after Faisal, going to the movies requires plenty of advance planning so the movie better turn out to be worth it. And dammit, Bourne Ultimatum rocks. It's the perfect summer movie. Matt Damon is excellent. Director Paul Greengrass has outdone himself. The editing is still jumpy but not as confusing as it was in The Bourne Supremacy. The Bourne movies are now a perfect trilogy- something very rare in the action genre. The movies have nothing in common with the novels they are named after except for the character Jason Bourne and his amnesia. But it doesn't matter. Robert Ludlum isn't exactly high literature. I read the novels in high school and college. The last one I read must have been at least 15 years ago, so I wouldn't remember much even if the movies were faithful to them.
I think I'm gonna go look for my still unwrapped Bourne Supremacy DVD which I found in the bargain bin in Carrefour last year and give it a spin.