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The Bourne Ultimatum
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Director Paul Greengrass
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Reviewed by The Cubist on December 12th, 2007
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Greengrass says that he wanted to set a high tempo right from the first frame because that is what the Bourne films are all about. Because The Bourne Supremacy ended in New York City, he wanted Ultimatum to show what happened between Moscow and NYC. Greengrass also wanted to put Bourne in situations that could be ripped from todayís headlines. The director talks about the challenge of making a film that would appeal to fans of the series and also to those who hadnít seen any of them. Greengrass talks about pacing and moving the film along without losing the audience in the process. He delivers a solid, thoughtful track.
Reviewed by Uniblab on February 9th, 2009
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Slightly better than Greengrass' commentary on The Bourne Supremacy, inasmuch as he in this one imparts at least some minimal information about the movie and its making; but most of it is just his usual stuff: narration and digression that the listeners are perfectly able to do by themselves...
Reviewed by Agressor on July 5th, 2015
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Considering how intense and frantic the Bourne ultimatum is I expected a fast-paced commentary, but got quite the opposite. Greengrass is very solemn while talking us through the film and I often found my mind wandering while listening to him. That could also have something to do with the fact that Greengrass provides a particularly uninteresting commentary. We get the usual complimenting of cast and crew as well as narration of the events taking place on screen. There are a few instances of worthwhile information given away, mostly of the technical and logistical sort, but not enough to make this a recommended listen.
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