Monday, July 26

Damon Supreme at Box Office, Berry Goes Astray

Well, I didn't end up seeing "I, Robot" this weekend after all. The projector at the theater we were in broke even before the movie started, so we sat around for half an hour before being herded out.

We decided that it would be foolish to try to catch the next showing of the Asimov-inspired film, because we'd have to try to find a seat in a crowded theater filled with fellow disappointed moviegoers as well as original ticket purchasers. My wife and I, along with a friend, went over to see "The Bourne Supremacy" instead.

It was an awesome movie! The story was as good, if not better, than the first one. Seeing No. 2 actually provides quite a bit of insight into the events depicted in the original Bourne film; some facts that were slightly hidden in "Identity" were forced into the light through the course of "Supremacy."

The only thing I didn't like was the cinematography and the directing. Paul Greengrass apparently really likes the shaky hand-held-camera look, and he jumps back and forth from shot to shot in the style of a confused fistfight throughout the movie. I got used to it after a while, but it was still pretty annoying. I really would have preferred seeing Doug Liman handle the Bourne thriller again.

Despite its few shortcomings, though, it was an excellent film. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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