‘The Bourne Legacy’ is only an average inheritance

Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz in 'The Bourne Legacy'
Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz in ‘The Bourne Legacy’

[rating=3]Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach
Director(s): Tony Gilroy
Writer(s): Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy from the novel by Robert Ludlum

In case you missed all the memos, there is very little of Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy, the fourth film to spring from the novels written by the late Robert Ludlum about a highly skilled intelligence operative.  If one believes the entertainment media, when director Paul Greengrass was no longer attached to Bourne IV, Matt Damon’s interest in the project ended.  That meant new story and new star.  Jeremy Renner became “Aaron Cross,” yet another incredibly trained and talented operative working for the shadowy forces that toil for the Central Intelligence Agency.

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‘The Avengers’ is a work of superhero beauty

Scarlett Johansson in 'The Avengers'
Scarlett Johansson in ‘The Avengers’

[rating=4]Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson
Director(s): Joss Whedon
Writer(s): Screenplay by Joss Whedon; Story by Josh Whedon and Zak Penn

There are six certifiable heroes, each worthy of a feature film, each played by a superstar actor capable of carrying a feature film.

But there is no “I” in team. And there is no “I” in Marvel’s The Avengers, either.

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