Jason Bourne…movie review.

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Last night I went to see the new Bourne movie. Obviously, I was keeping an open mind due to several factors, one of which was the last film which let’s be honest sucked. The other reason was, how do you follow what they had already done?

Okay, so here’s a quick look at what it’s about without giving anything away.

Jason Bourne is in hiding, choosing to do illegal fist fighting to make money (and probably keeping his hand in combat, just in case). Everything thing seems okay until Nicky Parsons-his old handler hacks the CIA.

The company is hunting him, or is he the hunter? The story as ever is simple a simple one. Easy to follow and not one you say “Hey, they did this last time.”

This is an entirely different story to the last. The action isn’t as much as theĀ  others, but when it does happen…wow. Bourne is differently back. The film is brilliantly shot, and the stunts keep you on the edge of your seat.

For me, this is a great film and compliments the series.

The story goes on…

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With the launch of book 4 of the John Steel series, the question is where does our hero go from here?

Book five will see a change in dynamic for our hero. This will be the start of his lone wolf series as he travels alone. That said the SAMANTHA McCALL character will eventually have her own series.

So look out for these new books next year.

 

Batman Vs Superman….What did we think?

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Greetings to all….

So last night I settled myself down to watch my copy of this long awaited film. Now some people loved it, and some hated it, and others just didn’t bother watching because of bad press.

For all of you who haven’t a clue what it’s about, let’s start here.

We begin with an introduction to Bruce Wayne (Mr.Ben Affleck) and a flashback of his mom and dad getting shot. This was short and sharp and did not dwell on it like most of the Batman movies.

Then the introduction to Superman. That famous battle at the end of the last Superman film. This is all a great idea for a link to the two films I thought. However, because of the change of Batman (from Mr. Bale to Mr. Affleck), there is no tie there.

The film is more the after effect of what had happened after this great battle between Superman and General Zork. The chaos that the city had fallen into after the battle. Making people think was Superman good for the planet or not?

The story is well thought of and a brilliant way of bringing in Lex Luthor (Jessie Eisenberg) as the psychotic bad guy.

So without spoiler alerts and enough reason for people to write in and say “Oh gee thanks, no point seeing that now,) we cut to the chase.

Batman v Superman is well thought of and does introduce characters from the comics, “Great they all say,” however. It is drawn out; you feel they are putting too much unnecessary information. As an introduction to the Justice League of America it was good, but as a film, it lost something.It had the chance to be a great movie, but the ball was dropped. There was no comic relief what so ever, which was a shame. There was a lot of scenes that made no actual sense and could have been dropped from the movie (a lot of the Bruce Wayne dreams).

The acting was great ( and yes, sorry to say, Affleck, as Batman does work, not sure about the fat suit, though.) The effects were brilliant. But unfortunately, I was left saying “What the hell was that?” This film really did miss something. That said, go see it. Make your own mind up. My only hope is that the follow-up film would be better.