Probably the oddest or the most unique entry in the history of mid chapters of trilogies. Maybe that is why it is both timely and satisfying.
The director Paul Greengrass has done something that very few filmmakers have done while contributing like such to a trilogy. And that is, he isn’t interested in leaving his audience at the edge of their seat as the credits start rolling. Not a cliffhanger but a reason is what’s in his mind. Again, not a reason to stay but to move forward. Though being not popular in the eyes of the fans, this is one of my favourite chapters of the franchise. With sharp, witty conversations the film repeatedly offers us enough content to be swooned over by Paul’s presentation of this iconic character. Not glorifying him but explaining. The explanation itself paints Jason Bourne as our promising hero. There are no set pieces in the film that you can discuss with your friends later on. It doesn’t seek for big moments. The part of the job that Doug Liman was interested in its precious chapter, Paul is integrating to that very idea with proper steps and calculated risks. And what are those risks? Surprisingly they are not jumping from one building to another or fighting alone against an entire army or even invading their territory without any precautions. It is simply a phone call. Daring to show, reveal them your location, your position. If the previous one was securing and knowing your identity, this is about your position. And of course that is what the second thing would be and should be. After you know who you are, what to do with that, of yourself in the position, is the next question that haunts you. It haunts you worse than Jason Bourne does.