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The Bourne Ultimatum: 8/10

by cory on August 25th, 2007
I saw The Bourne Ultimatum on Thursday. I had originally torrented it, but after watching the first few minutes on my computer, and after having read an article claiming it's the best American film trilogy I decided it was best to see this one in the theater. The Bourne Ultimatum was fun. It's a very solid movie, moves quickly from action to action without feeling overwhelming. I give it an 8/10. Although it's quite good, it left me feeling a bit unsatisfied after having seen it. Even though it gets an 8 out of 10, the movie doesn't really have any extraordinarily good parts. It averages in the 7.5 to 8.5 range the entire length of the movie. Put another way, its standard deviation is rather low. Compare it to my other favorite action movie of this summer, Live Free or Die Hard. LF or DH also gets an 8/10, but the quality varied much more. There were low points in it but also a number of 10s. And it was more satisfying as a result. In movies, as in life, it seems, high points don't mean as much without low points to give them contrast. One neat think about the BU was recognizing lots of the New York City locations used in the film. I got a surprise when they revealed that 415 E 71st St was an important address. That's a block away from where I used to live!

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