The Bourne Ultimatum


This is just a great movie.

It’s about redemption, but not just for Jason Bourne, an incredibly likeable assassin who discovered (in previous movies) that he has been turned into a killing machine by the government. Moreover, he has lost his taste for killing. In this movie, we discover his own complicity in the nasty business of turning himself into a killer. The movie doesn’t actually say, but one imagines it was September 11 that drove Bourne to such desperate measures. Now he’s sorry and wants to make up for it, indicting (but not killing!) all of the right wing loonies he’s been in bed with the past few years.

Bourne is an American everyman in a Post-Iraq-Goat-Rope-Brought-To-Us-By-Our-Paranoia world. In this movie, he has finally come around. Good for him.

Good for us.


3 thoughts on “The Bourne Ultimatum

  1. Ted Elhajj says:

    I loved these three flicks, I have to get the Ultimatum for my collection soon. It was great seeing you guys hope to see you again real soon!

  2. Tim Elhajj says:

    Me, too! I had a blast up at Tom’s. I’m glad you rode up with Holly and us. The kids needed a little time with the Raspberry Tiger.

  3. […] The Bourne Ultimatum: Typically the heros in these kinds of movies kill with impunity, never giving a second thought to their actions. Everything is justified (presumably) because the bad guys are just that bad. This one breaks the mold, with its The-Bad-Guys-Are-Us plot. […]

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