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The Bourne Supremacy [2004]

Director:Paul Greengrass
Writer:Tony Gilroy
Composer:John Powell
Length:108 minutes
(1 hour 48 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:81%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Bourne is trying to remain undetected and unknown, when someone comes after him and gets him angry. He then sets out to figure out who is after him and why.

Reaction: Very good sequel. It suffers a bit from too much use of shaky-cam, but otherwise, it's quite gripping and well done.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Paul Greengrass => Director
Tony Gilroy => Writer
John Powell => Composer
Robert Ludlum => Novel
Brian Cox => Ward Abbott
Chris Cooper => Conklin (uncredited)
Ethan Sandler => Kurt
Franka Potente => Marie
Gabriel Mann => Danny Zorn
Joan Allen => Pamela Landy
John Bedford Lloyd => Teddy
Julia Stiles => Nicky
Karel Roden => Gretkov
Karl Urban => Kirill
Marina Weis-Burgaslieva => Mrs. Neski
Marton Csokas => Jarda
Matt Damon => Jason Bourne
Michelle Monaghan => Kim
Oksana Akinshina => Irena Neski
Tom Gallop => Tom Cronin
Tomas Arana => Martin Marshall
Yevgeni Sitokhin => Mr. Neski (as Jevgeni Sitochin)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The film was made with no intention of making a third movie after this one; the final scene was also meant to give the Bourne character some closure and properly end the series. When the third film was green-lit, the writers had to write the story around this epilogue.
  • Jason Bourne never smiles in the movie.
  • Matt Damon accidentally knocked out [?] Tim Griffin who played the CIA interrogator John Nevins during the scene in the consulate when Bourne takes him and a security guard down after being captured.
  • Producer Frank Marshall selected Paul Greengrass as director after he'd seen Greengrass's Bloody Sunday. Marshall was after a director who wasn't intrinsically associated with the action genre, feeling that Greengrass would impart an original spin of his own to the script.
  • The average length of a shot is 1.9 seconds.
  • To give this movie its gritty, documentary-style appearance, director Paul Greengrass used mostly handheld cameras, and a muted color palette. Greengrass also made sure to avoid computer graphics at all costs, and all of the stunts shown in the movie were achieved practically.
  • The first location of shooting was scheduled for the Kievski Vokzal (Kiev Train Station). However, it was scheduled for demolition, which commenced a matter of days before the arrival of the film crew. According to some news reports, they had to reconstruct some of the station to achieve a convincing looking set.
  • In the house in Munich, when Jason Bourne uses the rolled newspaper as a weapon, the martial art he performs is derived from Escrima, an old Philippine martial art, also called Arnis or Kali. This fighting style mainly uses sticks to fight, and in modern times the use of objects from our everyday life is taught, including ball pens (as seen in The Bourne Identity) and rolled up newspapers. They also incorporated Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do into Bourne's fighting style.
  • Unlike the [James Bond] franchise, all the devices that Bourne uses are real and can be purchased by the average citizen.
  • The film originally ended with the confession to Neski's daughter. Following previews, which found the ending too bleak, the New York postscript scene with Bourne and Landy was shot, just weeks before the film's release in the summer of 2004.