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Jason Bourne - 3 Stars

Fun action film has little plot, but is a fun ride.

Matt Damon reprises his role as the titular former CIA agent with a hazy past. JASON BOURNE is the fifth instalment in the action franchise, and the third to be directed by Paul Greengrass. 

As far as action movies go this one was surprisingly fun. The action sequences, including blowing up the Vegas strip and a car chase down a set of stairs, not only looked incredible, but were immensely enjoyable to watch. The script was far better than the previous 4 Bourne films, which could easily be classified as boring. However, just because a movie’s enjoyable doesn’t mean it has a great script. Not only did elements of the plot not make sense the technology used in this film was ridiculous - clearly no-one bothered to fact check anything that was written.

Script aside the actors did a commendable job of pulling of the limited dialogue - Matt Damon is familiar with the role and with his 47 lines did an impressive job. Alicia Vikander’s accent was a little wobbly at times, but otherwise she was also impressive. Tommy Lee Jones was probably the weakest link, but his role was so minor it didn’t really matter.

Overall a fun night out at the cinemas, but don’t expect a detailed or technologically accurate plot.

2.5 Stars

Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay

Screening courtesy of Palace Nova Cinemas

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