The Bourne Supremacy impact on action films

Who remembers their first watching of the Bourne films? I had the dumb luck to be in Omaha with my Dad on a visit to see my Uncle when Bourne Identity came out. We went to “see a movie” and then got there and somehow landed on the first film. Humorously, I remember my Uncle saying that he heard from someone that it was sort of “like a Bond movie”. We were all pleasantly surprised. Loved every minute!

From THR article, “In a movie full of trailer-friendly moments as the hero finds inventive ways to assault a baddie with a rolled-up magazine, it’s impressive the filmmakers got away with such a violent and emotionally traumatizing beat in a summer blockbuster.”

The Bourne Supremacy is non-stop and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Interesting to see the long term impact of Paul Greengrass’s work.

THR Article

THR - Meatballs at 40

Heaven help me, I loved this movie. I fondly remember my sister and I watching it all the time. My Dad recorded it off of a replay of it on “TBS”. If you’re an 80s kid then you know what I’m talking about. We had a tradition where we would watch Meatballs as school ended for the summer. It still makes me happy to hear the opening song, “Are you ready for the summer?”

THR does a solid job rekindling old memories but they missed my favorite line…”hey you on the water skis”.

The Hollywood Reporter