(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
DATE VIEWED: 07/31/2015
TITLE: The Bourne Identity
TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 59 minutes
DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 29.1 miles
TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2263 miles
SYNOPSIS: A black operative agent (assassin) of the United States government develops amnesia and has to find out who he is.
CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Living a lie and finding out the truth. What is fiction and what is fantasy.
PROS AND CONS: This begins the trilogy of the Bourne Conspiracy (Ultimatum and Supremacy being the other two). This film is slick. It sweeps you up and carries you along and you have to hold on tight. Tight script, good camera work, and superior stunts make it a good film to watch.
From a personal standpoint, the film falls into the genre of fantasy more than anything else. You are removed from real life and actually believe that the government can engineer a human that can literally disarm 5 marines. These type of agents could exist, but I doubt anyone could be that perfect, hence….fantasy.
I have yet to see the two follow up films, but there are enough hints in this one to give a clue about where the trilogy is heading.
To read an overview of this project, check out the initial post for this series.
This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.
Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film.
This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle. A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.