So, I finally got around to seeing "The Bourne Ultimatum", being a big fan of the series and not being able to see it in theaters since the one person who I use to go to the movies with often has moved on to....bigger and better things. I thought, like the film critics who were probably paid off to say this and have it printed on the back of the DVD box, that it was the best action films I've ever seen. One of the best action franchises I've seen, actually.
I thought Matt Damon did a great job as Bourne, David Strathairn did a great job as a destructive, pompous asshole, Joan Allen was a convincing voice of reason, and the story and plot twists were intriguing and thrilling. It was a great blend of action, drama and intelligence (I feel compelled to mention the last one since action movies next-to-never come with this).
I was so captivated by the story that I've decided to start reading the Ludlum books as well. I don't usually do big names like Ludlum, Clancy, Tom Bell or Stephen King because......well.....they suck. I'm also not sure about reading the Eric Van Lustbader books, which start after the third Bourne story, because they've received negative criticism. But I guess I'll just see how things go.
Anyway, when I put the DVD into the XBox 360 and played it, one of the coming attractions was a trailer for "The Bourne Conspiracy", an upcoming title for the XBox 360 and Playstation 3. Usually, games based off of films and T.V. shows are about as fun as brain surgery. But this one looked to have sharp graphics and good gameplay. Of course, I could just be intrigued by the graphics, and upon buying and playing the game, will find out that I would've rather spent my $60 on 7 lbs. of salmon, but it almost seems like the developers actually cared about gamers' interest. Analyze for yourself.