The Bourne saga lands today on HBO Max. The franchise that adapts the series of novels written by Robert Ludlum was released and popularized in the cinema thanks to Matt Damon. Back then, the actor was perhaps at the height of stardom in 2022, years after appearing in titles like Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley or Ocean’s Eleven. The franchise set several precedents and set a style trend in terms of action filming, rewarding realism and that tone at times so frenetic that the camera in hand provided, a hallmark filmmaker Paul Grengrass’s house brand. This is the order in which you should see its five deliveries:
‘The Bourne Affair’
‘The Bourne Affair’ (Universal Pictures)
The origin film of the Bourne saga was directed by Doug Limana director who years later has not been able to overcome that success and filmed several failures such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jumper or Spy Hunt. After a shipwreck and with gunshot wounds, the protagonist has no idea who he is. Little by little he will discover his strange abilities and the kind of man he was. before losing my memory.
‘The Bourne Myth’
‘El mito Bourne’ (Universal Pictures)
In the script Gilroy repeated but Grengrass entered the scene as a key director. Thinking that he has left his past behind, Bourne flees with Marie from a series of assassins. that chase them. The Tredston agency he used to work for wants to clean up the mess on him, before submitting to internal scrutiny by the US intelligence service.
‘The Bourne Ultimatum’
‘El ultimatum de Bourne’ (Universal Pictures)
Gilroy and Gregrass continued their idyll to successfully close a trilogy and give circular shape to Ludlum’s story. The final survival cliffhanger turned into a stamp and lto song ‘Extreme ways’ de Moby never sounded the same again.
‘Jason Bourne’ (Universal Pictures)
Although Grengrass continued in this sequel, Gilroy left the project and that is something that shows. As much as it is phenomenally shot and Alicia Vikander y Tommy Lee Jones Throw in the rest, it feels like something out of that first trilogy that worked so well.
‘The Bourne Legacy’
‘The Bourne Legacy’ (Universal Pictures)
Before Jason Bourne is filmed, Gilroy moved into the directing field, co-writing this new script with his brother Dan. A spin-off that bore the name of the protagonist, without this appearing. The agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) replaced the spy and Treadstone was replaced by Outcome. It didn’t do well at the box office despite still being strong entertainment and having a great cast; Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Albert Finney y Oscar Isaacamong others.