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http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bourne_ultimatum/

"Finally a movie for adults: Easily the most intelligent, mature, and exciting Hollywood picture this summer, boasting a shining turn from Matt Damon as the coolest (anti) hero around."

"The third and purportedly final installment in the mountingly exciting series is a pounding, pulsating thriller that provides an almost constant adrenaline surge for nearly two hours."

"Canny dialogue, solid performances, and virtuoso editing and scoring make "The Bourne Ultimatum" a thrill ride you won't soon forget."

"The perfect finale to a true trilogy ... the quality of the filmmaking makes it the strongest Bourne movie yet."

August 2nd can't get here fast enough. Definitely gonna get this the day it's released on HD DVD to complete my Bourne collection!

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I can't wait to see it. I watched Identity and Supremacy on HD DVD the day Identity was released and seeing so many great reviews this early is definitely good news.
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"He doesn't talk, eat or sleep and goes around the world on a fake passport and ten bucks! He beats a guy to death. It's non-stop excitement." - Victoria Alexander

That's all I needed to hear.
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Wow.... 100% so far. This makes me want to see this even more. I've enjoyed my share of mindless guilty pleasure flicks this summer, but I want to see a movie with a solid story, great writing, and some kick ass action. Looks like this will be it.

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"He doesn't talk, eat or sleep and goes around the world on a fake passport and ten bucks! He beats a guy to death. It's non-stop excitement." - Victoria Alexander

That's all I needed to hear.

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Are these movies really that big? You never hear people talking about the Bourne flicks, yet here's part 3, getting great reviews, and it's destroying everything else in the IMDB August film anticipation poll.

I liked both of the first two movies plenty, but it seems like somehow this is a sleeper franchise in every way.

If I wasn't into home theater, I'd have a whole lotta money.
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Looks good. However, be aware that the first reviews on rottentomatoes are always the best. It's not unusual to have a very high initial score until the mainstream reviews come in. Be that as it may, I expect Ultimatum to be in the mid to high 80s on the "fresh meter" by this time next week.
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Looks good. However, be aware that the first reviews on rottentomatoes are always the best. It's not unusual to have a very high initial score until the mainstream reviews come in.


The new Lindsey Lohen movie started off at 5% with its first reviews. Its now climbed all the up to 8%
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The new Lindsey Lohen movie started off at 5% with its first reviews. Its now climbed all the up to 8%

ROFL!!!

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YES!!! Just what I wanted from the Bourne movies. Dont get me wrong I loved both a lot but they suffered from that hard nosed action. Can't wait to see this then buy it on HD.
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It's about time the 3rd movie in a Trilogy doesn't suck. Haven't really seen that since LotR Return of the King.
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Bourne 3 looks siiiick! Damon just gets progressively more badass as the series continues. I forgot how puny he was in Identity until I watched it again this week. Looks like he had to put on a lot of muscle for Supremacy.

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The new Lindsey Lohen movie started off at 5% with its first reviews. Its now climbed all the up to 8%

Well it is a Blu Ray movie, what did you expect?

I watched Identity last night and going to watch Supremacy t-nite just to get ready to see the third Bourne movie on Friday.
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Some of these posts remind me that there are real cheerleaders out there for their favorite HD optical media. Have at it...

As for the "Bourne" movies, I've been favorably impressed so far. The fight scenes are particularly well-staged, and the pacing is admirable.

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In other hands, unrelenting nervous camera movement and machine-gun cutting prove wearying more often than not, but Greengrass skillfully employs both not only in the service of excitement, but for the accentuation of telling detail and discreet parceling out of information.

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I loved the first Bourne film, but left Supremency with a splitting headache. I will be avoiding Greengrass films in the future like the plauge. Pity as I would have otherwise loved to have seen this.
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The Bourne movies (so far) are two of my favs. I may be looking at the negative, but although RT is 100%, we only have NINE reviews. That's not many. As another poster said, it will probably go down, but I hope to see it remain in the high 80s to low 90s

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This series looked great back when it was just a script for the first film. Casting, Powell scores, and no Bond Crap. How did these ever get to be so good. The suits have been on vacation

Identity ran in our local market for over 18 weeks.
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I loved the first Bourne film, but left Supremency with a splitting headache. I will be avoiding Greengrass films in the future like the plauge. Pity as I would have otherwise loved to have seen this.

I couldn't agree more, Paul Greengrass needs to take a couple valiums and relax with his "camera shake" point of directing. Its like trying to watch a movie on an amusement park ride, Very annoying.

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I Loved the first movie . I wish I had not purchased the second one due to unwatchable filming. It just doesn't hold up to repeat viewings. Brian
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I really enjoyed the first one. However, the second one did not impress me and the bad taste that it left has minimized my interest in the 3rd.

I'll wait for more real reviews to come in... I would love to enjoy it though.
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I guess its a personal taste but wow it sounds like some of you couldnt get in a car without throwing up. People say the same thing about the camera in transformers and while I do agree it shakes it doesnt make me not like the movie or much less dizzey. To each his own.
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Some of these posts remind me that there are real cheerleaders out there for their favorite HD optical media. Have at it...

Don't worry about it...those people are always trying that shite.

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Don't worry about it...those people are always trying that shite.

Check out the OP's profile and recent posts.

Now, oink. Would you have made this same commment had the OP said he was getting the Blu-ray disc? I think we all know the answer to that.
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This is kinda silly of me. But I've seen the trailer several times and it just dawned on me last night as I saw a trailer on TV that this is the first Bourne movie not based in Europe. Finally he comes to the U.S.
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I can't wait to see it. I watched Identity and Supremacy on HD DVD the day Identity was released and seeing so many great reviews this early is definitely good news.

Same here. And, I just re-watched both this past weekend to get ready for TBU on Friday.

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Does anybody know if this is for sure the end of the series?
I've read the latest book (Legacy) penned by Eric Van Lustbader with permission from Ludlum's Estate and I am really wondering if they will continue the saga or end it at Ultimatum.

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It isn't for certain that it's the "end" of the series but it may be the end for Matt Damon since he's indicated he thinks three films are enough. On the other hand, never say never.....they brought back "Rocky" as an old man, right...? (heh-heh!)

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never say never.....they brought back "Rocky" as an old man, right...? (heh-heh!)

"They" didn't bring back "Rocky"--Stallone did. He had to fight to get any financial support for the final Rocky movie, but he really wanted to do it to make up for the lousy "Rocky V." I think he succeeded.
But you may have hinted at a better example: "Never Say Never Again." Connery as Bond after he swore he'd never do that again.

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Some of these posts remind me that there are real cheerleaders out there for their favorite HD optical media. Have at it...

Seriously. Those people scare me...

As for Borne, loved the first, was nauseated by the second, and am indifferent on the third.
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