You can’t blame Universal for being reluctant to let a commercially and critically successful franchise go. A Bourne movie without Bourne, Matt Damon or Paul Greengrass does seem a little desperate but the justifiable if predictable cynicism surrounding this expanded universe project doesn’t change the fact that if a film is good enough it doesn’t need any greater justification to exist.
Jason Bourne and Pamela Landy have exposed the Treadstone and Blackbriar programs and in their haste to cover their tracks the CIA begins systematically terminating other black ops agents in their Outcome program. Among them is Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), currently deep in Alaska on a survival training mission. Continue reading