After a great, but relatively short, Superbowl TV spot we finally have a full theatrical trailer for the next installment of the Jason Bourne saga, aptly titled JASON BOURNE.
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Here is the trailer:
First of all, I have no idea why this trailer has a mini-trailer preview previewing the trailer right before you watch it. It seems unnecessary, but I guess I’m no marketing wiz.
Second of all… This trailer is pretty damn spectacular. It looks like we’re getting Bourne mayhem on an entirely new scale. I could be wrong, but I don’t remember any rocket launcher vs. motorcycle fights in the last few movies. That was a mistake and I see that they went to great lengths to correct it in this installment of the franchise.
As for the story? Here is what I can piece together:
-Jason Bourne remembers his entire life.
-He’s some sort of cage-less cage fighter. Maybe they just call them fighters.
-Nicky returns to tell him while he may remember everything, he doesn’t know everything. Damn it, Nicky. So vague.
-The CIA got hacked and it could be worse than Snowden. From the looks of it, Nicky was behind the big hack. Classic Nicky.
-Alicia Vikander is here and seems to be working for the CIA. Alicia Vikander in anything is a massive win for that thing. This trailer can coast from here on out, but I have strong feeling that it has no intention of doing such a thing.
-This is followed by a Molotov cocktail, hand-to-hand train fight in the middle of a Greek riot. Yep, no signs of coasting here.
-Then we get Vincent Cassel firing rockets from a rooftop at Jason Bourne & Nicky, who are on a motorcycle. In the middle of the previously mentioned Greek riot. If this didn’t just become your most anticipated movie of the year, then I have a strong well of sympathy for your cold, broken soul.
-“What if he’s not coming for us? What if it’s something else.” That’s literally been the case EVERY TIME with Bourne. It’s like they don’t watch these movies…
-“I volunteered because of a lie.” Here is where things get interesting and slightly easier to piece together. I take it that Nicky learned something and performed a big hack on the CIA. That hack gave her information about the leverage that was used to turn David Webb into Jason Bourne. Whatever they did to get him to become their super-spy/human weapon was a lie. Now he is out for blood. I’d watch that movie.
-Jason Bourne talks to Tommy Lee Jones about killing people. Movie, you already sold me on you. You can stop selling me! My ticket is bought!
-There is a massive car chase/mayhem-fest in Las Vegas where Bourne is driving a SWAT van through (and I mean THROUGH) traffic, casinos, and probably the lives of innocent bystanders. He’s even shooting a shotgun out his SWAT van window at stuff just to keep the mayhem levels at an all-time high. Good lord, this movie…
-The trailer ends with Bourne, doing his cage-less cage fighting, punching a dude so hard it sounds like a gunshot. Yes.
I’m extremely excited for CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, STAR TREK BEYOND, and ROGUE ONE… But I’m pretty sure this just became my #1 must see movie of 2016.
Don’t forget that there is a Filmthusiast Podcast dedicated to ranking the Matt Damon/Jason Bourne trilogy. So give that a listen if you haven’t already.
JASON BOURNE punches his way to the truth on July 29th.