There isn’t really much I can say about this film which hasn’t been said already. The bar has been raised, and only a few years’ worth of hindsight will enable us to see whether its pacing and almost Cubist fracturing of space and time led to a new era for the action movie, or whether it was so far ahead of its competitors that it became a creative dead end.
It does, however, lead to consideration of a more important issue, for which I’m indebted to a couple of anonymous friends of the blog. Who would win in a fight: Jason Bourne, or Jack Bauer from ’24’?
I’m not saying it would be easy, but eventually Bauer would kick Jason’s ass. Are we agreed?