By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Universal Pictures
The Bourne Supremacy
Though I have not read any of the Bourne books, I have always found the films to be above par but nothing too exciting [at least, for me]. Sure, I may own both films on DVD, but that does not mean you find them in my DVD player too often. I don't know what it is about these spy-like films that have me not wanting to watch them over and over, but there it is.
Therefore, I could go either way on whether I care if the script for The Bourne Ultimatum is amazingly cool or not. However, to hear that the film may be straight up boring, now that is cause for some concern.
Bourne Ultimatum Script Review
First off, I have to give a shout out to the good people over at LatinoReview for turning their website into one dazzling spectacle over night. Everything about the site has been improved, something that somewhat scares us over at CanMag.Com. Just playing, but LatinoReview is one of the best resources on the net for early reviews and script reviews.
Anywho, the website has recently got their hands on the two-million dollar script written by
Tony Gilroy for Bourne Ultimatum and have posted a somewhat negative review; ouch!
This week we take a look at the 3rd and final Bourne script THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM by master craftsman and maestro Tony Gilroy who wrote all the Bourne films loosely based on the novels by Robert Ludlum. I love reading this guy’s scripts. It is always a pleasure to read a Gilroy script. He has storytelling style and a unique skill all his own and flows on the page like you are in the theater watching the movie. He is a pro folks and that is why he received a cool $2 million to write the third installment.
That being said, the Bourne Ultimatum script dated 9/22/05 and 130 pages long by Tony Gilroy is, I hate to say it, boring!
The jist of what Ultimatum is about is what we see on page 19 in Simon’s Safe-house on the wall above Simon’s desk …
“WHO IS JASON BOURNE”
Jason Bourne is on the run again trying to really find out just who the hell he REALLY is. And we finally do find out. We find out where Jason was born, what year, his real mother, his early training, his military past before Treadstone, his gifts, and even his real name. For a clue, fans of the book already know Jason’s real name.
The review does point out that this script is only the 2nd draft and it should be assumed that we can expect more adjustments and edits to come.
For the entire script review for The Bourne Ultimatum , head over to LatinoReview.