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Borne to be good.

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This movie was a fantastic addition to the trilogy. At first, I thought that the movie was too much about the CIA, and that kinda turned me away, but then it gained momentum and started in on Bourne at his best: kicking butt and taking names.

But there is a DEFINATE flaw in this movie, as expressed by Vix, is that the shaky camera. I've see worse, in Spiderman 3, but it was still TERRIBLE! Many of the fight scenes were actually dulled down because of it! For example, when he's fighting that one dude in Madrid. They are throwing some KILLER moves, and the dude totally does a side twist, but I could barely even tell because of the camera. I had to deduct it in logic, actually. "Ah, he was trapped, and there was a whirring sound, thus he must have done some type of flip." Another prime example would be in the car chase, and they attempt to film the rear view mirror. I couldn't make out what was behind him to save my life. It couldn't been anything from a cow to Agent Smith for all I know. Terrible. It was also extremely evident when it changed from shaky back to still. Like after the car chase and Bourne walks over to the "asset" sitting in the car. One minute it's shaky so hard, you are about to vomit, the next, it's completely still. Gahg.

Overall, it was still a tremendous movie. AMAZING plot, acting, action scenes (other than camera), and everything. If you are thinking of buying this movie, I would, especially with the other two.

Added by DefenderOfKnowledge
10 years ago on 14 August 2007 03:57


Posted: 10 years, 11 months ago at Aug 14 14:10
i mentioned the camera shakiness in my 'Supremacy' review, but I must say that I'm no fan of it, but in the Bourne series, it just works. in your examples, they both serve a purpose. In the fighting scene, it's not meant to be a film to 'show off some awesome kick' or somthing; think of it as bourne's perspective in a fight. it's chaotic, it's confusing, and it feel so real because of it. Same with the car chase scene. If you're driving like a bat out of hell, would you really focus in and analyze who's following you? no, you'd just be getting quick glimpses of them in your rear view, not knowing exactly what's happening, only trying desperatly to survive or escape. and in that respect, that crazy camera works in this (and other Bourne) films.

it's the difference between feeling like you're watching the movie, or being 'in' the movie.
Posted: 10 years, 11 months ago at Aug 14 19:04
True, true. I'm just saying I think they overdid it. If it was just sitting there on a tripod, I would be yawning of boredom.

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