Jeremy Renner (The Town, Avengers) takes over from Matt Damon in this mediocre continuation of the franchise.
Renner is Aaron Cross, an agent trained in the same programme as Bourne but when the powers-that-be decide to shut down the programme Cross finds himself being hunted by the very agency that trained him.
The sporadic bursts of action save this film from being completely boring. The plot is made several layers more complex than necessary and the constant “incident room in state of emergency” scenes soon become tiresome.
Even Edward Norton (American History X, The 25th Hour) as the shadowy authority figure adds little to this and if it wasn’t for a reasonably exciting final half hour this would be getting an even lower rating.
The Bourne Legacy is in UK cinemas now.
Ric’s Rating: Dodgy.