Rating: 270 degrees (out of 360)
Wow, what can I say, Matt Damon is back as Bourne ... or Webb or whatever. This is the perfect example of a guilty pleasure, popcorn movie. It captures the intense elements from the ground breaking franchise and updates them to todays standards (for better or worse).
I liked the handy cam style cuts paired with the sound editing to build tension, even when all they're doing is a computer based web search or security cam review. They incorporated several "car" chase scenes, one with a motorcycle and another with an armored S.W.A.T. vehicle which were both cinematically classic "big budget" style over the top chases, but fun.
I enjoyed the continuation of the plot, but felt the family tie in to be a bit contrived and forced. The action scenes were decent and cut in a manor consistent with the original trilogy (well quadrillogy if you include the defunct Renner sequel) and as said prior I really liked the cinematography and sound editing to build tension showing computer typing, searching and hacking.
I would like to see more like this because I think Matt Damon can really kick ass (as an operative) well, so please see it and use your dollars to tell the studio to do it again. Maybe find a way to cross over Renner and Damon?