Screen Rant's Summer 2012 Movie Awards

Like Amazing Spider-Man, The Bourne Legacy was facing opposition from the moment it was greenlit - namely due to the absence of franchise star Matt Damon as titular character, Jason Bourne. There was still potential for Legacy to score big with moviegoers; unfortunately, the film was a long buildup to a small payoff, and overall seemed fairly extraneous and unnecessary.

It's not that Bourne Legacy is a bad film (it has some pretty intense action/thriller sequences) - it's just that with a cast featuring acclaimed actors like Jeremy Renner, Ed Norton and Rachel Weisz - under the supervision of Oscar-nominated writer/director Tony Gilroy, who wrote the scripts for every Boune movie - we just expected much better than what we got. High hopes often lead to the biggest disappointments.

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