The Bourne Legacy
The first Bourne film without Matt Damon stars Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, another victim of the Treadstone project gone awry, and Rachel Weisz as the geneticist who just might be able to save him. The film is set within six weeks of the first Bourne instalment, meaning that we keep expecting to see Matt Damon around every corner. This is not a great film: in the other movies it was Bourne’s search for the truth about himself that kept the tension going; here Jeremy Renner’s character just wants to move on, which isn’t as thrilling. Still, great action to keep things buzzing when the storyline sags. The blu-ray combo pack includes extras on the locations and on how Renner prepared for the highly physical role, interviews with director Tony Gilroy, Renner, Weisz, and crew, stunt and wolf-chase extras, deleted scenes and more.
A man-child (played by Mark Wahlberg) and his talking teddy bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane, who also directs) see their very tight relationship challenged by John’s need to get a real job, commit to his girlfriend (Mila Kunis) and get on with his life. There are some funny moments, like the Bourne-style fight scene between John and Ted in a motel room, and those walk-on cameos from Ryan Reynolds. Definitely tailor-made for guys of a certain age; everyone else should pass. Special features include gag reel, a breakdown of the fight scene, making-of extra and intermittently funny commentary by MacFarlane, Wahlberg and co-writer Alex Sulkin.