THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

JASON BOURNE (2016)

Saw Jason Bourne (2016) last night and while it's technically competent and passes the time, it felt thoroughly routine and predictable. Matt Damon is strong and silent as the title character. Old friend/colleague Nicky (Julia Stiles) tracks down the elusive one in Greece and asks for his help in pulling a Snowden on a ton of CIA undercover operations. Oh and there's info on his late father in those files too. That puts her - and him - on the agency's radar, led by incred...ibly craggy-faced director Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ambitious operative (Alicia Vikander) who wants to bring Bourne in and make him an agent again. Oh, and there's a freelancer called only the "Asset" (Vincent Cassel) who has been tasked with putting JB down. We trot all over the globe (you have never seen so many establishing helicopter shots of so many famed cities) until the climatic chase and battle in Las Vegas! Featuring the best way EVER to deal with bottlenecked traffic on the Strip and a cameo by the Aria Tram, which I just spent the better part of six days using. "When in Las Vegas, Jason Bourne stays at the luxurious Aria Hotel, when he can be incognito AND pampered!" #133 of 2016.

TLA one-word review: formulaic