When you’re talking about a movie’s relative quality, context is everything. How you choose to compare a given film to other movies can radically change your opinion about it. But no matter what angle you take on Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy
, it comes up frustratingly short.
Jeremy Renner plays Aaron Cross, an agent participating in a clandestine government program that’s attempting to create chemically altered supersoldiers who possess maximum intelligence, pronounced physical strength, and the ability to withstand massive amounts of pain. When a British reporter threatens to expose this top-secret project, a military insider (Edward Norton) tries t...