In the first of many sequels to The Bourne Identity, Jason Bourne gets back into the killing swing of things and leaves trails of bad-guy carnage across several European countries. And possibly some non-European countries. Its hard to tell.
Slivers of explanation and tons of extreme close-ups make this film almost incomprehensible, especially if you are unfortunate enough to be sitting in the front row of a packed theater. Bourne is running from place to place, beating up various people, but we’re never quite sure why. Once everything is resolved, the film goes on for another 30 minutes or so, culminating in a massive and useless car chase followed by some time set aside for repentance.
Some have suggested that Jason Bourne might be the new 007. Yeah, I’d buy that. While I thought Identity was intriguing, mysterious, and fun, Supremacy was just boring and gaudy, and the camera work made me seasick.