I can’t wait for it to come out in DC. Any one else brimming with anticipation??
Yep, me too.
I thought …Identity was a fantastic movie, and I have great hopes for this sequel.
The only thing I’m sad about is that it’s not headed by Doug Liman anymore. Don’t know anything about this Paul Greengrass guy.
I’m really pumped for it even though I’ve never read the books. The first movie was stellar and the trailers for this one make it look a dozen times better than the original.
I thought the first movie was a pretty good action flick, and I’ll be seeing the sequel. But the first, and probably the second, have only a faint resemblance to the books, which I quite liked. Granted, if they wanted to do a faithful adaptation, they’d have to set it back in the 60s or 70s or so. This was probably a better idea.
I just saw The Bourne Identity again last night. I forgot how exhilarating an experience it was. It also didn’t seem to push the bounds of reality as far as most action flicks these days. Even if what was displayed couldn’t be done, they sure did a damn good job of making it seem that it could be.
The car chase scenes in the trailer look excellent.
I think that’s the main reason I like it so much. While it still pushes the envelope a few times, it’s still a much more believable action movie than 98% of the other ones I’ve seen and the fighting style they employ is very economically brutish instead of being really showy, which is another thing I really enjoy.
I think I might catch the midnight debut tonight depending on how I feel. If I do, this’ll be the first time I’ve ever done that for any movie so that should show how much I’m looking forward to it.
Well… possibly not. I mean the only major thing setting it back then was that it was not long after Vietnam. Wouldn’t it have been possible to displace it so that the conflict involved was Gulf War I? Ok, it still wouldn’t be completely faithful, but it would allow for more exposition behind Treadstone and maybe the more interesting Carlos/Caine storyline too. YMMV of course, but having now read the book, I can’t help feeling that what was a pretty good action flick could have been made so much better.
Either way, I’ll still say Supremacy at some point, I’m sure.
…or possibly see Supremacy. :smack: This is what I get for typing and talking on the phone at the same time. Yet more proof us men can’t multi-task.
Have to say I was surprised with the first one when I realized halfway into it that it was nothing like the book. :smack:
I picked up Bourne on a looongggg transatlantic flight. Couldn’t put it down. Got to Liberia and kept reading throughout my vacation…
My dad had already read it and kept spoiling the plot for me when trying to get me out of the house…
I just finished the Bourne Supremacy and enjoyed it. It gave some more detailed explanation for Bourne’s raison d’etre.
I hear the Ultamatum sucks, so I’m not going to bother reading it. Don’t want to “spoil” the image in my head
I’m glad supremacy is sticking with the more recent screen version of Bourne. I think if they’d tried to incorporate more of the book it would be too confusing and not do as well. Nice thing is, there are so many more stories to tell from book one within the new film franchise…Carlos etc.
I’m rambling so I’ll stop now. Thanks for the responses. Its my 9th post I think…
When I saw Identity, I remembered precisely three facts from the book, which I read when I was 12 or 13–he had amnesia, he was an assassin, and the chick’s name was Marie. Since the film got those three facts right, I was thrilled. (And there’s the fact that I’ll watch Matt Damon fold laundry, if somebody films it. ) I reread the book after watching the movie and realized how different it was, but I didn’t really care. It was a good book, it was a good movie, and never the twin shall meet.
I’ve deliberately held off on rereading the second book (in fact, I’m not even entirely certain I read it once, so it may not be a “reread”) in order to wait for the movie. It’s what I have planned to do this Saturday afternoon.
And man, the trailers look awesome.
Err …ummm … carry on.
It’s Filipino Kali, and Matt Damon and the filmakers chose it for that exact reason. they had different martial artists come in and do demonstrations of their art, and Kali made a real impression on them for being direct and brutal and not showy and “chopsocky.” I liked the movie for that if nothing else, although I too was disappointed that it bore so little resemblance to the book. The whole plot twist of why Jason Bourne assumed the Bourne Identity was missing.
I saw The Bourne Supremacy about a week and a half ago (advance screening) and i thought it was excellent, better than the first, which I also liked.
And the car chase scene in this is of the highest caliber. Very exciting and action packed. In my opinion it ranks up there with the best ones like Bullitt, To Live and Die in L.A., French Connection and Ronin.
Yeah, to me, the Carlos thing was really what made the book. I guess you could do a movie set in modern times with some other superassassin, but it’d be hard to keep that from degenerating into a James Bond-type villain.
I much preferred Ultimatum to Supremacy, since it went back more to the feel and focus of Identity.
Gangster Octopus (and anyone else who may see it by noon Friday), does this movie stand on its own? I haven’t seen Identity, but I’d like to go see Supremacy tomorrow. Do they fill in the back story, or will I be completely confused by it?
FlyingDragonFan, I would think the movie stands well on it’s own. Hard for me to say exactly, since I had seen the first, but I can’t recall anything that happened in the first film that would be needed to enjoy this one.
I am very excited about Supremecy.
You know what blew my mind the most about Identity was that as far as the story went it was very different from the book. Yet it still had all the excitement of the book. My husband and I rented the older “Bourne Identity” starring Richard Chamberlain. This version was very faithful to the book, yet very very boring. Not the excitement of the book at all.