Today I went to see The Bourne Legacy with a friend.
I liked the movie a lot although I am a far greater fan of Matt Damon than Jeremy Renner.
Aaron Cross is a member of Operation Outcome. Cross is deployed to Alaska for a training assignment, where he must survive certain activities and traverse rugged terrain to arrive at a remote cabin. The cabin is operated by an exiled Outcome operative, Number Three, who, upon arrival, informs Cross that he broke the previous mission record by two days.
Meanwhile, the Blackbriar and Treadstone programs are publicly exposed, leading the FBI and the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to investigate the director of the Central Intelligence Agency Ezra Kramer, Deputy Director Pamela Landy, Blackbriar supervisor Noah Vosen, and Treadstone clinical researcher Dr. Albert Hirsch.
To prevent the Treadstone investigation from finding and revealing Outcome’s top-secret scientific advances, Byer decides to end Outcome and kill its agents.
When a “D-Track” team of CIA assassins attack Shearing at her house, she is rescued by Cross, who convinces her to help him. Cross and Shearing travel to Manila, Phillipines, where the chems are manufactured, to help him viral off of the blue chems.
In Manila, Cross and Shearing bluff their way into the factory that produces the pills, locate the live virus “stems” from which the pills are made, and initiate the viral-off process.
Byer contacts the factory’s security staff, but Cross and Shearing manage to escape. They take shelter in a flophouse, where Shearing helps Cross recover. The following morning, police surround the flophouse while Shearing is away buying medicine. She screams out a warning to Cross, who escapes and rescues Shearing from pursuing police officers.
Cross and Shearing steal a motorcycle, pursued by both the police and LARX-03. After a lengthy chase through the streets and marketplaces of Manila, the police lose them and LARX-03 fatally crashes into a warehouse pillar. Shearing and Cross slide off their damaged motorcycle, and are rescued by a Filipino boatman. They pay him a gold watch (which Cross stole earlier from the chem factory’s supervisor), to take them out of the country. The movie ends as they sail together along the islands of El Nido en route to Vietnam.