The Bourne Legacy + extras

August 20, 2012

I still have a bunch of interviews and things going on in conjunction with the release of Kitty Steals the Show.  I’ll be on Bitten by Books later today, RSVP here, and Dark Faerie Tales is hosting a giveaway. What else?  I know I’m forgetting something.  Oh, my mom found this:  Kitty Rocks the House is up on Amazon.  See, I wasn’t kidding when I said the next book was ready to go!

Update:  The Bitten by Books event is live, and I’ll drop by to answer questions.

And now, it wouldn’t be the weekend without a movie review:

I love the Bourne series of movies primarily because they don’t treat their audiences like they’re complete morons.  It’s so amazingly refreshing.  I think the thing I loved most about this one:  Aaron Cross is not just another Jason Bourne.  He’s his own person, a brand new character, and his own personality comes out in delightful little moments throughout.  The movie started a bit slow, and the science, though based on actual solid research, got a little handwavy.  But I still loved it because it didn’t treat the audience like we’re complete morons.  It assumed we could figure stuff out.  And oh, the competence.  The plot didn’t depend on anyone being dumb.  The protagonists are smart, the antagonists are smart, the secondary characters are smart, the random factory foreman is smart, everybody is smart!  What an absolute pleasure!  My mantra lately has been “competence is sexy.”  Well, very sexy movie right here.  And that was even before Jeremy Renner took his shirt off.

*fans self*

(I think I have a new actor crush.  How long do I have to wait until Avengers 2?  Doesn’t Hawkeye get his own movie in the meantime?  What?  No?  NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)


5 Responses to “The Bourne Legacy + extras”

  1. Doruk Says:

    Is he in Avengers 2? I remember reading somewhere that he might not be.

    I haven’t seen this movie yet, although I have seen the trailers and for a glorious few seconds thought it was the Hawkeye movie. That must be the ‘typecasting’ thing I keep hearing about 😛

  2. WanabePBWriter Says:

    I saw it last week and there was one group that did not seem competent. The three agents sent to the doctors house. Did their handling of the doctor seem off to you?

  3. Carrie V. Says:

    We can pretend…

    I read it as they really wanted to make it look like a suicide and so needed to get her in a specific position, but yeah, they did handle it poorly. In defense of the scene, they also played it as very scared/panicked, and it went about as badly as you’d expect. Story logic holds up there.

  4. Sean Eric Fagan Says:

    The plot didn’t depend on anyone being dumb

    Really? Huh. Okay, maybe I’ll see about watching the movie, then.

  5. sef Says:

    I went and saw it. The first half, at least, was a pretty good SF movie, I think. I liked the way the two plots converged.

    Hated hated hated the motorcycle chase. The attempted suicide scene mostly worked for me, except for the miraculous timing.

    I also enjoyed the fact that this was going on at the same time as The Bourne Ultimatum.

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