In my humble opinion: I have figured out the tie in (small one) that The Bourne Legacy will have to the Bourne franchise. If you watch or can actually remember the beginning of The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is trying to make contact with a reporter that is slowly uncovering the conspiracy behind Treadstone and what was unknown in the first two films…Blackbriar. Anyway, lots of chopped footage and fast paced filming goes by and Jason Bourne tells the reporter to go stand next to a man in a blue hooded sweatshirt at a bus stop. Eventually the man in the blue hooded sweatshirt is grabbed and taken away by agents not to be seen again, but…in my opinion this will prove to be Jeremy Renner’s character. It will be revealed that although it appears the man in the blue hooded sweatshirt is taken away, he later incapacitates his captors and learns some valuable information that will prove pivotal to the plot of Jeremy Renner’s movie (this of course will all play out in The Bourne Legacy) So please, watch the opening of The Bourne Ultimatum and tell me what you think of my theory…this is David Webb…signing off.
In My Humble Opinion: Liam Neeson is a badass! Maybe I’m not exactly a die-hard fan of all his work, but given everything I’ve seen him in, he’s a pretty solid actor. Of course, me being so into Star Wars and him playing Qui-Gon doesn’t hurt either. In addition to Star Wars though some of his others; Rob Roy, Darkman, Batman Begins, Schlinder’s List, Kinsey, are pretty impressive as well. However, it wasn’t until I saw Taken that I realized what a bad ass he could be. Yeah he had a little action in Rob Roy and Batman Begins…even a little bit in Gangs of New York, but in Taken he puts Jason Bourne and James Bond to shame. Maybe that’s the reason I’m hyped up to see the sequel Taken 2. I’ll admit, at first I was skeptical. I mean what is going to happen, HIS DAUGHTER IS TAKEN……AGAIN? But after watching the international trailer and getting a peak into what the plot will be, I think the people behind putting this movie together actually came up with a pretty good plotline. Hopefully it will stand up as an equal counterpart to the first one and if it does who knows….maybe Liam Neeson’s character Bryan Mills will end up with his own franchise like Bourne or Bond?