Wow!!! A totally action-packed movie with some of the most gorgeous views on the planet. It bounces all over the place from location to location and you know it was not not filmed in a studio back lot. Excellent acting by Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, Rachel Weisz as Dr. Marta Shearing, and Edward Norton as Ret. Col. Eric Byer, the man in charge of an ultra deep undercover operation.
Cross and nine other recruited agents have been experimented on by having a couple chromosomes altered. They have been given special drugs to take and have been deployed to various areas of the world that are vital to American security. When a reporter gets hold of information about Bourne and his secret operation, there is panic in the Byer’s ranks and the reporter is killed to avoid further investigation into other projects. Byer, Ret. Adm. Mark Turev (Stacy Keach), Ezra Kramer (Scott Glenn), and Dita Mandy (Donna Murphy) decide to shut down their secret agency and get rid of the experimental super agents. No problem, except Cross has no desire to be eradicated.
Dr. Shearing works at the lab where the blood monitoring of the medications on the ten agents is being done, but she only knows them as the numbers they have been assigned. When Byer orders one of the scientists to kill everyone in the lab, Shearing is the only one to survive and is very traumatized. Cross shows up at her home just in time to save her from more assassins, and they then go to Manills to fix his condition, which is that his brain will shut down without the medications. The facility in Manilla stores the stem cells and the virus for administering the medications…Action, action, thrilling action! Renner makes a good hero, so we’ll look out for the sequel.
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars.
(When we went into the theater, it was 103 degrees outside with a threatening storm. When the movie was over, the sky was clear, but there were a few puddles, and the temperature had dropped to 83 degrees. That’s where Cross and Shearing were at the end – in a cool place. :-))