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Movie Review: The Bourne Legacy

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , , on 08/09/2012 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glen

Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences, Running time 136 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: Shooter (2007), Eagle Eye (2008)

As many were excited to find out that another Bourne movie was in the works, many were just as let down to find out that Matt Damon wouldn’t be in any of them. So how can you make a sequel when the main actor isn’t even coming back to reprise his role?Spinoff! I’ll admit I was a little intrigued by the idea of Jeremy Renner getting his own movie; playing second fiddle, so to speak, to Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol out last December and to the Avengers in (duh) The Avengers. So how does this stack up the others? Wouldn’t know, I haven’t seen them. How is it as a film on its own? Boring.

Imagine an action movie with most of the action cut out, and you’ll have an idea of how Legacy feels. Continue reading