February 9, 2012, - 8:22 pm

“Bourne Legacy” Trailer Debuts and – YAY! – No Matt Damon

By Debbie Schlussel

Like many of you, dear readers, I’m no fan of Matt Damon because of his far left politics and constant promotion of late Marxist Howard Zinn.  Plus, I just never bought this tiny girlie-mannish guy as Jason Bourne in the Bourne movies.  But, now, he’s gone, with Jeremy Renner playing the lead in the latest Bourne flick, “The Bourne Legacy,” which comes out, this summer. (The movie also features one of my new favorite actors, Oscar Isaac.)  I liked Renner in his star turn, “The Hurt Locker” (read my review).  And I think he can pull this off, too.  Whaddya think? 

Watch the trailer, below.

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23 Responses

That movie actually looks good. I would never see one of those Matt Damon films anyway. Not my cuppa. But Renner is good. I don’t like Edward Norton thou’. Ick. People crap on about him but he bores me to tears.

Here’s to a bigger franchise on Jason Bourne sans Matt Damon!

(Speaking of Jason Bourne and identities…is anyone here nervous about the new Google tracking? I started to use startpage.com because it is powered by google but hides your identity.)

Skunky on February 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Take a look at scroogle.com It uses the google search engine yet masks you from google and protects your privacy. Another good search engine is Duck Duck Go.

    Aharon on February 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I don’t care for Matt Damon’s Far Left politics but the movies are fun to watch.

Just don’t take them seriously and have a good time. The car chase scenes are cool even if they’re not very realistic. But then spies are expected to do ten impossible things from Sunday to save the world!

NormanF on February 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

As for Jeremy Renner, if they leave the politics that soured me on the last movie on the cutting room floor, this could be a very good summer escapist movie.

We’ll have to wait til it comes out and for Debbie’s review to judge if its any improvement over the Damon films. Judging from the trailer, I’d like to see it once it comes out on DVD.

I should add I loved Robert Ludlum’s novels as a teen and they took you places you could never afford to go and relive the Cold War days. Sadly, he died a decade ago. His funniest novel is “The Road To Omaha” – I laughed all the way to the end!

NormanF on February 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm

When Jimmy Kimmel has Jeremy Renner on his show, listen for the usual sign-off at the end:

“My apologies to Matt Damon. We ran out of time.”

When did that start?

Barry Popik on February 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

These actors need to keep their politics to themselves. I liked Damon as Bourne until he opened his mouth in real life to talk or support progressive politics. Same goes for Daniel Craig as Bond.

Aharon on February 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm


What political statement or statements did Daniel Craig express?

I like him as James Bond.

I despise Hollywood and other entertainment industry celebrities, including actors, writers, “musicians,” “Rappers,” and so forth, spewing their Holier-than-Thou sermons, as they preach to us, the unwashed, unenlightened, moronic, uneducated, misguided masses. They preach to us about “love,” and “tolerance,” and acceptance, and peace, and anti-violence reprimands, and so on, yet they, themselves take roles as violent persons, blowing things and people up, shooting people, tossing people off roofs, stabbing and slicing them with knives, and more, as well as cursing up a storm, filling the theater with vile language.

Who are THEY to preach being nice to us, when they make millions performing acts of violence, abuse, and foul language in their movies, then turn around and spew invectives, hate, race mongering, and more, as they preach to us in their interviews, awards shows, and so forth?

I cannot see enough from this movie trailer to discern if this will be a good movie or not. How is it that the guy’s name is not the same as Jason Bourne’s original name in the character David whatever it is? He isn’t Jason Bourne in this movie, he is another guy who becomes a trained assasin under “Treadstone,” which is a rip off of the original Jason Bourne character who is supposed to be the number one Treadstone product.

Finally, it is a shame Bruce Lee passed away when he did. Had he lived and continued to be healthy and well trained, I have no doubt that his movies would be unmatched today. He could perform martial arts equal to, or surpassing any actor or action star in film today.

Enter The Dragon is a clear, enjoyable example of Bruce Lee’s martial arts skill, as well as his on-screen charisma.

Trivia: Jackie Chan is one of the guards who attacks Bruce Lee in the cave fight scene in Enter the Dragon.

William on February 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    @ William,I like Daniel Craig’s work I ve seen Defiance,Munich,and another not so famous,the one thing I am aware of.is that he is anti gun,to what level? I don t know,but from his interviews I d say he is a lib,but I wouldn t say a far leftist,like I said I do like his work.

    Juan on February 10, 2012 at 1:35 am

So “tiny” 5’10” Matt Damon is replaced by the 5’10” “giant” Jeremy Renner? I get the disgust over his politics, but Matt Damon can bulk up reasonably well; not in Christian Bale’s league, but still a decent effort.

Robert on February 10, 2012 at 1:22 am

Skunky….from.what you said about Google I had a feeling of like when Sandra Bullock started asking her chat room about the pretorians in The Net,kinda scary…..
Anyway I think this movie franchise is way past redemption,what is this the 4th chapter? I can watch 2 chapters of any movie franchise ‘cept in great ocassions such as LOR or even Rambo/Rocky,007…..other than that,nah..still I don t like Damon .

Juan on February 10, 2012 at 4:34 am

Thank goodness MD is gone if just for a little bit.

sturgis on February 10, 2012 at 4:45 am

Matt Damon is one of the most overexposed actors out there. He is nearly as odd looking as Macaulay Culkin, but manages to find work. I do not like Matt Damon’s political views either, but what really gets me down on him is his marginal talent. It amazes me that someone like his has gone so far on so little.

Worry01 on February 10, 2012 at 6:32 am

    damon was great in ’rounders’… love that movie.

    damon is not a great all-around actor; he’s terrible trying to be funny but he nailed the bourne character and a few other roles.

    KIRCHE on February 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Mat Damon – church of scientology?

burt on February 10, 2012 at 7:19 am

i want to read your review of iron sky. if you have ever read any of the bourne novels, the politics are kind of stupid anyway. all the agents can suddenly be talked out of their core beliefs in final moments while the surf crashes around their knees with just a few stupid questions. it was more about getting to run around european capitals and get all ninja. the real james bond was actually a fat american guy in berlin who ran ops against the russians right in front of their faces. any skinny midget wouldve tipped them off in a heartbeat. as for all this hand to hand, there’s reason why there are weight divisions in contact sports.

luckent on February 10, 2012 at 9:43 am

It’s a shame that they call these anti American screeds by the name Bourne. The Bourne book series was fabulous and very pro

Here they perverted one tiny facet of those books to make the whole story the wicked CIA etc.

facts of life on February 10, 2012 at 11:42 am

oh no… this renner guy is the most boring, talentless actor. i can’t stand him. matt damon may be a leftist douchefag, but i don’t see damon on the screen in the bourne series; i see jason bourne.

it was risky changing actors to become the iconic james bond and i think it will be also for jason bourne.

KIRCHE on February 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Jeremy Renner boring? Anything but. Whether as a world-weary bomb squad grunt in Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” or as a bank-robbing sociopath in Ben Affleck’s “The Town,” Renner, an Aussie, is a superb natural actor.

Seek on February 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Seek, I know Renner is not Australian. But you must be confusing him with someone else. I wonder who? Australian actors are mostly awesome. Sam Worthington, Abby Cornish, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman being the exception to the rule in MHO.

    Skunky on February 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I’ve never seen any Bourne movie or Hurt Locker, but he was fine in MI Ghost Protocol. BTW, thanks for the review Debbie, I probably wouldn’t have gone to see it but I did and really liked it.

As for Daniel Craig, I read a recent interview (Vanity Fair?). He didn’t talk politics but did mention he supported “progressive/left” politics. Grrrrrr…too bad, he’s a great James Bond.

Jeff_W on February 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

F!@#K matt demon!!! Good riddance!!! He’s a shitty actor anyway, who hasn’t had a hit movie in years!!!

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ronb on February 12, 2012 at 7:01 am

Awright, One to see on DVD. At home. Good stuff.

jake49 on February 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

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