Emotionally charged, suspenseful and brilliantly paced; there’s no denying Paul Greengrass’ ability to keep the tension high throughout his dramatisation of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking. While its high octane action is certainly engaging, Captain Phillips lacks the depth to take it to another level and is unable to shake the feeling of being a missed opportunity; an entertaining thriller, but little more.
If ‘Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg’ then this should’ve stayed submerged.
Following Paul Greengrass’ Supremacy and even more impressive Ultimatum was always going to be a tough task, but having worked as a screenwriter on the previous films and with directorial experience, it’s easy to see why Tony Gilroy was chosen as a replacement. With a new hero at the centre of the narrative and a new cast of leading actors, Gilroy’s film doesn’t have much in common with the previous films, aside from being nothing like Robert Ludlum’s novels. Continue reading The Bourne Legacy Review