I must have been 18 when I read my very first Robert Ludlum book, The Scarlatti Inheritance – first published in 1971. My dad had this huge bookcase full of books and one entire row of them were made up of Robert Ludlum books. I started from the left and worked my way to the right – reading them all.
I loved the Bourne series… The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Legacy. I devoured those books back then. My feelings were mixed when they started making the Bourne movies. You know how Hollywood never really does justice to the original works? I held such fond memories of the Bourne series – I wasn’t sure at first that I would actually see the movies. Well.. I have. Tonight, we just returned from seeing The Bourne Ultimatum at the theater and I’m not unhappy that I did.
When they made the first movie, I thought Matt Damon was an unlikely Jason Bourne and was pleasantly surprised after the first film, and have remained so throughout the next two. I won’t spoil the film for anyone who hasn’t seen it (or read the book) – but this one definitely does not dissapoint! I really like Matt Daemon as Jason Bourne – – Such a baby face, wholesome looking guy…it’s always such a surprise when he pops someone off – – even though you know the story line and know perfectly well what Jason Bourne is capable of. Good flick and a nice way to spend a few hours on a Friday night.