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The Bourne Identity

Published December 31, 2010

The Bourne Identity

Film info

  • Title The Bourne Identity
  • Director Doug Liman
  • Year 2002
  • Run time 1hr 59m
  • Genres Drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery
  • Tagline He was the perfect weapon until he became the target

An amnesiac is rescued at sea by the crew of an Italian fishing boat. Nearly dead, he carries nothing but the bullets in his back and the bank account number embedded in his hip. Although completely without identity or background, he possesses an array of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistics and self-defence that speak of a dangerous past.

Background Info

I have seen this at least twice before and I know that I love it, but I knew I would need to see it again. I remember, vividly, attempting to watch the second one and not having a clue what was going on. I couldn’t figure it out compared to what happened in the first. Mr C hadn’t seen this one either, so it was a double bonus.

Live Blog

TimeComment

00:01:15 - That is some pretty wet weather. Have we accidentally put on The Perfect Storm. 00:03:42 - This fisherman is a good surgeon. He’s wasted on a boat. 00:04:42 - I take that back. First thing he does when faced with a laser is shine it in his eyeballs. 00:07:23 - Waking up and being able to speak several languages would be good.** **00:10:19 - Beautiful trains. I want to go on one of those super speedy trains. 00:13:30 - “We lost communication with our man.” Next they’ll say he’s gone rogue. 00:14:09 - Aww, he looks so vulnerable. And yet also he’s a trained killer.** **00:15:24 - That is a lot of security for a bank. And I thought Barclays was bad.** **00:19:03 - That woman was wearing a purple beret!** **00:20:58 - People always look at you suspiciously if you decide you don’t want to wait in line anymore, even if you might have your own reasons.** **00:24:47 - He’s awesome. Can scale buildings better than Spiderman.** ******00:27:69 - I wouldn’t turn down ten grand either.** ****00:30:45 **- I can’t think there’s a man on earth who would ask a woman to keep talking. **00:32:47 - The information they have! ****00:35:14 - Can you train yourself to memorise six number plates at a glance, or do you find out you can do it and then train to be a spy? ********00:41:48 **- She’s using his toothbrush. **00:44:50 - Whilst I’m sure she’s appreciating his heroic-ness, I don’t think I could stand and watch a fight like that. ****00:50:42 **- They’re almost having an old married couple argument, except that they are assassins and stuff. **00:52:19 **- Dude went to Paris with a map. He’s already one up on us. **00:52:30 - Also, what does: “tyres a little splashy” mean? ****00:55:18 - I love this bit but I do feel a bit sorry for the police people. ****01:01:42 **- Always adds to the mood when you find your partner has two bullet holes in his back. **01:03:23 - She’s a good girl, she didn’t touch the doorhandles or anything. ****01:08:16 **- Oops. Mr C says that is Hollywood just using more guitar compressors and expecting us to believe it is fancy surveillance equipment. **01:20:03 **- Way to catch up with a long-lost friend. **01:25:44 - I want a basement. Oh no wait, I want a bunker. ****01:28:14 **- I wonder if it is a handicap to be a sniper that wears glasses. **01:34:22 **- “neuf” is not a manly word to say. **01:37:06 **- These people are so obvious when you know what you’re looking for! **01:42:45 **- How rude. Nikki could kill anyone, anytime, I’m sure. **01:45:20 **- When you sign up for these things, do they tell you it’s a lifelong job like the Pope? **01:46:52 **- Those machine guns are not very subtle. They’ll wake the neighbours. **01:48:56 - Silencers are much better! **

Conclusions

Mmm, I love Bourne! Considering this is at least the third time I’ve seen it, the film doesn’t get old. It gets funnier towards the end as well, I don’t remember laughing out loud before, but I did. In a good way. Matt Damon is at his best when he’s going about doing heroic things without really knowing why.

Rating: 55

Rating: 5 / 5

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