I’m still not entirely sure we needed another Matt Damon Bourne movie after not having one for nearly a decade, but we got one this weekend. It’s probably not going to be as good as the original trilogy, which is why it’s nice to look back on the three Bourne flicks that were actually good. Specifically, their fight scenes.
Here’s an analysis of the three different styles of fight scenes used in the three movies. Kevin B. Lee shows how the fight scenes evolved, from The Bourne Identity’s efficient cutting and wide-angled clarity to The Bourne Supremacy’s rabid editing and shaky camera effect that emphasised chaos.
I personally prefer the cleaner fight scenes of The Bourne Identity, but it’s really interesting to see how each movie’s fight scenes led to a new and different style each time.