Sunday, 23 June, 2002

The Bourne Identity: Worth Seeing

Debra and I went to seeThe Bourne Identity this afternoon.  I expected a reasonably good spy thriller, and the reviews were mostly positive.  I was pleasantly surprised.  I won't say that everything in the movie was perfect, but they got a whole lot more right than they did wrong.  Matt Damon does an excellent job in the starring role, and Franka Potente does similarly well in the female lead.  Of course, the movie can't stay even close to the book, but the general idea is there.  It's not a must-see, but a good spy thriller.  It even has a fun car chase through the streets of Paris in which not one single car explodes.  Amazing.  Too bad they didn't get the person who edited the movie to approve the design of the web site.  Most annoying, that.