He was the perfect weapon until he became the target.
Release Date:Friday, June 14, 2002
Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fisherman who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as the Swiss bank account, the number of which, is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is and why he is being hunted. On a stormy night, a young man is pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea by the crew of a fishing boat.
The second chapter in the "Bourne Trilogy," based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling espionage novels, reaches the screen in this sequel to the 2002 thriller The Bourne Identity. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar, eventually reconnecting with Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente), the woman he loves. But Bourne is haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination.
All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was.
Mickey Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet, a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller.
The film follows the action of four stupid Charlestown, Massachusetts bank robbers as they are pursued by law enforcement. Affleck plays a professional thief who falls for a bank manager (Rebecca Hall) after a dangerous heist. He struggles with this newfound relationship whilst evading a tenacious FBI agent (Jon Hamm) looking to catch him and his crew before they rob another candy store. Based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves.
The No Strings Attached director gives a few statements about new developments on his most famous franchise, one that has yet to get off the ground, and a sequel to the film that made radio bad boy Howard Stern into a sweetheart.
Hereafter is not the "must watch" sci-fi film of the year. It appears the film slipped under the radar for most movie goers; this may have been due to low scale marketing or simply being overshadowed by other films that had more viral hype. Though I personally didn't watch it in theaters, I'm very glad I had the opportunity to see in on Blu-ray; the film's visuals alone are well worth the purchase price.
Beyond the excess of violence and sexuality for which both series are known, the Bomb Queen vs. Hack/Slash Special is very much a by the numbers crossover trans-dimensional portals and all. While it may not blow any minds, it does its dual job well of introducing the characters to newbies and creating fantasy fodder for old fans.
The second trailer for the fifth installment of the popular X-Men movie series has gone online, giving fans a few new scenes that weren't released in the first domestic trailer including our first look at Banshee in action.
DC Comics has announced a 3 part mini-series to follow the end of Brightest Day. Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search will be written by Jonathan Vankin and focus on the fallout of the Brightest Day series.
Every so often something is made that may start off as a major underdog but will be lucky enough to develop a cult following and surpass the most mainstream of films in popularity. That is exactly what I picture to be in the cards for Roid Rage. It is modeled along the style of the now famous the Grindhouse films that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez produced, and is not for the un-exploitation film savvy crowd.
Scream-Trilogy.net (via Total Film) has transcribed a recent interview with the Scream franchise mastermind Wes Craven where he discusses the situation with the script control and whether or not he's on board for more sequels.