So far this summer, audiences are still looking for their big moviegoing experience. This isn’t to say that there haven’t been or currently aren’t some great titles that are worthy of admission prices, but the real in-your-face, pulse pounding, thrill-a-minute roller-coaster ride that typically defines a summer moviegoing season has, for the most part, been lacking as of late.
There’s still plenty of summer left and a lot of titles yet to be released, but of these titles, one in particular has the potential to deliver the sort of quality summer entertainment that audiences are craving – the return of international rogue assassin Jason Bourne in the franchises’ fifth installment, Jason Bourne. Nine years after his last outing as the titular character, Matt Damon is back for what looks to be a thrilling new entry in the franchise.
Though we still have several weeks to go before Jason Bourne hits theaters, fans desperate for a taste of what’s in store are sure to be delighted with the three new clips that movie site Flicks and the City 2 has provided. The clips are short (likely too short for many), but they do offer just enough to remind everyone that Jason Bourne is on his way back and once again he means serious business. You can view all three new clips below.
While the first clip is relatively tame and involves Bourne listening to an initial offer of help from Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander), followed by a an appeal from Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) for Bourne to be a patriot and turn himself in, the other two clips are white knuckle teases of action involving a huge car chase down the Las Vegas strip as well as Bourne on a stolen police motorcycle during a Greek riot. The clip during the Greek riot also provides a sneak peek of the franchise’s recurring government operative Nicky (Julia Stiles) who, like Damon, hasn’t been seen since 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum. This time around Bourne and Nicky’s relationship looks closer than ever before – perhaps expanding on the vague hints The Bourne Ultimatum provided of the two being something more than just colleagues prior to Bourne developing amnesia.
It’s hard to say whether or not Jason Bourne will find the success that its predecessors did. At the very least, this latest entry should be able to surpass the tepid reception that 2012’s Jeremy Renner-led, The Bourne Legacy achieved, but of course, there are no guarantees. The return of both Damon and writer/director Paul Greengrass has secured the confidence of many long time fans, but the duo’s return alone does not necessarily equal a hit film.
Should Jason Bourne find the success that many fans hope it will, there’s a good chance we’ll see more of the saga unfold in the years to come. At present we know that there is another Jeremy Renner Bourne film in the works, so it would probably take quite a lot for Damon to not consider the Bourne character for at least one more film. Then again, anything could happen. For now however, those wanting a fast paced action packed time at the movies this summer would probably do well to check out Jason Bourne.
Jason Bourne arrives in US theaters on July 29, 2016.
Source: Flicks and the City 2