Movie: The Burne Legacy

By admin
14 September 2012

Just the thing for a Friday evening.

Rating: 3/5

Action drama.

With Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.

Director: Tony Gilroy.

13LV. Opens 21 September.

If you’re a Bourne connoisseur who thinks Matt Damon’s portrayal of Jason Bourne was the cat’s whiskers you might be disappointed by this. Damon gave Bourne an innocent, school-boy charm that made him vulnerable to baddies. Jeremy Renner however plays his character, Aaron Cross, as a much tougher, more fearless dude – not someone you’d like to get on the wrong side of.

Add a tough cookie, played by Rachel Weisz, to the mix and you have a cool combination.

The only problem is we’ve seen it all before. Once again the plot centres on crazy chases, each more daring than the one before. And there isn’t much of a story; it’s mostly one long action blitz. If that’s your cup of tea this movie will make you forget to eat your popcorn.

And make no mistake, Renner knows what he’s doing. He’s tough yet you like him, in the same way you like Spider-Man: he’s an ordinary guy. Still this is a cool, modern adventure and if you were to compile a list of the most exciting movie chases, the cycle caper at the end would definitely be near the top. Just the thing for a Friday evening.

- Leon van Nierop

Find Love!