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The Bourne Legacy

There was never just one... 

Year: 2012 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Tony Gilroy 
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton  
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Meet Aaron Cross (Renner). He’s like Jason Bourne without the inconsistencies. The aftermath of Bourne’s exposure of Treadstone, however, means all ops are to be terminated. This includes operations and their operatives. But Cross refuses this fate. As he seeks help from the female doctor (Weisz) who has kept him strong since the beginning, will he survive being killed by the very people who made him what he is? Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg....

Just when we thought it was all over, the movie masterpiece that was the Bourne trilogy is re-ignited with this fourth offering from director Tony Gilroy, who previously only wrote the screenplays of the franchise. Fans can expect even more thrilling chases and ingenious development of the story that once had us all hooked on our screens. The story runs parallel to the second and third film (known as a para-quel) so if you are unfamiliar with the trilogy you can still tune in or if you’re really keen, refresh your knowledge of the sequels beforehand.

Even though it’s not the familiar face of Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner doesn’t disappoint as the new protagonist. Being not such a big name as Damon, he is more delightful to watch as he performs his own stunts and is more remorseless in his assassinations. Fight Club’s Edward Norton also plays a convincing role as the commanding head of operation, merciless in his orders making him the perfect ‘bad guy’.

Sceptical hard-core fans of the original trilogy, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised and thoroughly entertained.

Samilia Ekeocha

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Screenings of this film:

2012/2013 Spring Term (35mm)