Sunday, August 12, 2007
The Bourne Ultimatum
I am a fan of the Bourne series.
Every single one of the installments comes with a good cast. From Franka Potente in the first two films, to Joan Allen present in both the 'Supremacy' and 'Ultimatum', to Brian Cox, Albert Finney, Paddi Casadine, and of course, Daniel Bruehl, the Liman/Greengrass series delivers.
I was pleasantly surprised to see "Goodbye, Lenin"'s Daniel Bruehl in the 'Ultimatum.' He plays the very short part of Marie Kreutz' brother but is, in my view, nicely placed at the beginning of the film. It surely grabbed my full attention and interest. Even though Bruehl's presence is minimal, it does not disappoint. From Bruehl one moves to Paddy Casadine whom I last enjoyed seeing in 'In America' (2004).
And, let me not forget to mention the soundtrack. Moby's 'Extreme Measures' is perhaps the strongest choice of music that both Doug Liman and Paul Limegrass could have made when opting for the song to grace all three installments.
All in all, the Ultimatum is fast-paced and highly enjoyable. If you are anything like me and start getting anxious after sitting longer than 1:50 minutes, you will be just fine this time. The film lasts about 10 minutes under two hours and the last 12 minutes are, in my view, a convincing climax.
Watch and enjoy.
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