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Bourne Ultimatum

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Spider Pig, Aug 5, 2007.

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  1. Spider Pig

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    i saw it last night and i really enjoyed it. very entertaining. many guns shown in the movie but i noticed the people in the movie just held their guns in their hands and never really fired their weapons much. not what you would expect when a movie shows so many guns.
     
  2. XD Fan

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    I really had fun watching the first two of the Bourne Trilogy. However, I found myself so annoyed in the first film at the idea that a trained warrior that had multiple unknown threats would discard every gun (for the first 2/3 of the movie) he came across except an old double barrel shotgun.
     
  3. slewfoot

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    What do you expect from Hollywood? Entertainment for the masses.
     
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    Spider Pig, Spider Pig, does whatever a Spider pig does.
     
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    I saw this today. It was good. Better than the second film, but not as good as the first. There wasn't much gun play, but the chase scenes are really well done.

    There was a huge continuity error at the end. Bourne's Glock magically transforms into a Sig half-way through a scene. :uhoh:
     
  6. Autolycus

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    Well a Glock-Sig is interesting. Any HK pistols? And please no spoilers!!!
     
  7. Rotty

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    anyone notice in different scenes especially at the end, when he had the gun to the head of the bad guy, it kept switching from one scene to the other between a glock and a sig pro?
     
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    XD, He was a traind warrior, but he forgot, and had no idea that we was trained. He had no idea what he was facing when he left the gun in the safety deposit box, or discarded the police officers weapon. NO I am not a Bourne freak either, I just happened to see the first two this weekend in prep for the third.

    mk
     
  9. Chupacabra

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    Yes! One of the "Assets" uses a suppressed USP. :evil:
     
  10. Sage of Seattle

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    The end scene was when he was having a flashback of when he first became Jason Bourne -- hence the two different handguns.

    I really enjoyed the first two movies and I'm glad they produced the third and "final" one, though it was just too darn trite for me. Everything was resolved too nicely.

    I still liked the overall level of "thinking man's spycraft" as opposed to the standard James Bondian gadget for everything kind of spycraft. What can I say -- I love the idea of outwitting all these badguys instead of relying solely on a supercar to get out of trouble.
     
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    He is not a warrior, but an assassin (big difference between the two: one operates in a team environment to fight wars while the others silently eliminates a specific target with precision). Also, he discarded his guns because he was not looking to fight and kill people, he just wanted to be left alone since he didn't know who he was or what he was.
     
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    I enjoyed the "spider pig" movie on Saturday and Bourne on Sunday.

    Both were very enjoyable.

    Bourne starts fast and never slows down. I did get annoyed, however, with that "jerky" camera style that is so popular now. Many fights and car or motorcycle stunts were wasted because the "moving around" camera prevented me from really being able to view them clearly.

    Spider Pig kicks ass.
     
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    Saw it tonight and really enjoyed it.
     
  14. Xenia

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    I want to see "Die Hard" before I see this one but can't wait. I really enjoyed the first two movies.
     
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    That's seperate. In the scene that takes place in the present, the gun does change between shots.

    Glad I'm not the only one who thought a good script with decent actors and action was completely wasted by the shaky direction/cinematography.
     
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    Without apology, I can say Joan Allen does it for me:)

    For sure saw an XD, SigPro (big time) just like in the previous movies, Glock, HK.

    Fun movie, but this directors style can get to the eyeballs of us mature folks, especially 10 rows from the screen.
     
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    The movie absolutely rocked. Especially the tie in to the 2nd movie without giving anything away.

    I need to get my hands on that sniper rifle the "asset" was using. Pretty sweet!
     
  18. Spider Pig

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    was the sig at the very beginning of the movie when he broke into a clinic? i saw the "bad guys" use a USP or HK.
     
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    I noticed this as well, although since i couldnt identify the sig for sure, i thought my mind might of been playing tricks on me.
     
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    >> Spider Pig, Spider Pig, does whatever a Spider pig does.

    he's not spider pig anymore; he's Harry Plopper!
     
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    The Glock changing into a Sig at the end kind of messed the movie up for me. I mean, that is an error that there is no excuse for.

    Was the suppressed gun that the "asset" used a H&K? It kind of looked like a CZ to me.....

    How about the suppressed rifle that the sniper used in the beginning in the Waterloo Underground station in London. What kind of rifle was that?
     
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    Ugghh Fair warning, you poked a hornet's nest with this one... Rant coming...

    Has anyone read Robert Ludlum's books? I'm not sure where they got the story for these movies, but it's sure as heck wasn't from the books!

    The only commonality between the two story lines is that there is a guy who lost his memory, and has skills that would make James Bond jealous.

    Marie is supposed to be a well respected, middle aged Canadian banker, Bourne marries her, and, oh yeah... SHE DOESN'T DIE! Jason Bourne lost a wife and kids during the Viet-nam war... it's a tough sell that he's only 30 years old. Conklin and Abbot are _not_ the bad guys. Bourne isn't really an assassin, he's an undercover agent posing as an assassin in order to draw out Carlos the Jackal, who is the real bad guy from all three novels, and ISN'T EVEN MENTIONED! The movie line that the US is deploying dedicated assassins across the globe is _not_ in the books. Most of the second book takes place in Hong Kong, the third nearly all happens in Paris... It's just not the same story!:cuss:

    It's not possible at this point that 'Ultimatum' follows the story at all, since they've already killed off most of the main characters!:banghead:

    While the first two movies were kinda fun to watch (I haven't seen the 3rd one yet), they shouldn't have used those titles. If they had changed a few of the characters names, and removed the vague references to 'treadstone', nobody would have recognized the story, and the Bourne series of books could perhaps have one day come to the screen in some sort of coherent fashion. It's a travesty, what they have done to this wonderful series of novels. :(
     
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    Since when are the movies EVER exactly like the book?

    I've read the Bourne trilogy and agree that the book story line is more interesting than the movie, but isn't that always the case? Carlos the Jackal, the Monsignor from Paris!, was awesome when he totally lost his cool at the end of Ultimatum.

    I'm glad to hear the the 3rd movie is better than the second because I thought the third book was by far the worst.
     
  24. yhtomit

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    I really like the movies, though the connection to the books makes the Ian Fleming connection to Timothy Dalton seem like a really close one :)

    And Matt Damon is well-cast as the lead *in the films* -- since the films aren't trying for much connection to the books ;)

    timothy
     
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    crap I better watch these...
     
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