Jeremy Renner's acting abilities are to be commended. He was able to proceed from where Matt Damon left off in the 'Bourne' movies and give us another installment that was (semi-) worth our time. But where he failed in his portrayal of a genetically enhanced assassin was in his predictability. Case in point -- he always reverts to the same grumpy-looking facial expressions, hence he always looks like that famous "Grumpy Cat" from YouTube.
“The franchise could go on indefinitely. I mean hopefully in a non-greedy way. We didn’t wanna be asking you to buy another ticket on the way out of the theater. But it could go on.”
That’s ‘Bourne Legacy’ writer/director Tony Gilroy answering Time magazine’s question on the future of the franchise, and it might be a strange comment to many moviegoers. A lot of people are complaining that this new ins
'The Bourne Legacy' is a movie suffering an existential crisis. It only exists because the 'Bourne' movies – the REAL 'Bourne' movies – made a lot of dough and were generally well received by critics. I'm no Hollywood insider but my understanding is that Matt Damon either respectfully declined to do a fourth installment at any cost, or the studio saw his asking price and figured it would make more sense to try a 'Bourne' movie without him. (Damon has a nice official story, saying he'd only reprise the role with Paul Greengrass at the helm.)
Bomb diffuser/Avenger/international spy star Jeremy Renner has been one of Hollywood's busiest actors in recent years. The leading man has been attaching himself to so many projects he's going to become the younger version of Sam Jackson if he's not careful. Now he's apparently got his eye on another movie project.
Now that Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has reached theaters, we’re starting to look past the year’s most-anticipated film and prepare for the next blockbuster. Ah, summer. There’s always a potential crowd-pleaser on the horizon, and the next one on our radar happens to be ‘The Bourne Legacy.’
'The Bourne Legacy' recently screened for press, and while we have yet to hear word on if it's good or not, we don't really care, because it has Jeremy Renner kicking everyone's butt in what looks to be a high-octane sequel to the popular action franchise. And these new clips and images will hopefully help to prove that.