Comments on: Jeremy Renner, Who’s Gone All ‘Hollywood’ Now, Reportedly Offered Lead In ‘Bourne 4′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jeremy-renner-whos-gone-all-hollywood-now-reportedly-offered-lead-in-bourne-4/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: greghuntoon http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jeremy-renner-whos-gone-all-hollywood-now-reportedly-offered-lead-in-bourne-4/#comment-107090 greghuntoon Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:10:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205096#comment-107090 I think I agree with you, JIM. That was one of the real draws of the Damon-led Bourne franchise. And Renner has played so many out of control assholes in the last few years that I struggle to envision him in a role where I really connect and feel for his conflicted emotions. However, I do think he's a stellar actor, and as such, will probably pull this off and make me a believer. It was the same way with Kurtwood Smith for me. I couldn't shake the memories of him in Dead Poets Society, even though he was hilarious as Red (in that 70's show - for those of you who were dead or not from earth during their run). I think I agree with you, JIM. That was one of the real draws of the Damon-led Bourne franchise. And Renner has played so many out of control assholes in the last few years that I struggle to envision him in a role where I really connect and feel for his conflicted emotions. However, I do think he’s a stellar actor, and as such, will probably pull this off and make me a believer.

It was the same way with Kurtwood Smith for me. I couldn’t shake the memories of him in Dead Poets Society, even though he was hilarious as Red (in that 70′s show – for those of you who were dead or not from earth during their run).

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By: JIM http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jeremy-renner-whos-gone-all-hollywood-now-reportedly-offered-lead-in-bourne-4/#comment-106925 JIM Sat, 02 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205096#comment-106925 I see your point, but the thing about Damon as Bourne was his conflicted nature, he did the cool calm 'robotic' assassin thing well, but it was the underlying decency of the character that compelled you to watch and appreciate Damon's performance, his portrayal did have heart, it's why we root for him, even though he's basically a horrible brainwashed killer. Of course the new movie wont even feature Jason Bourne, from what I've read it will focus on another operative from Treadstone/Blackbriar/Whatever, which means a new direction hopefully, unless they're going to do yet another Hitman-who-has-a-soul thing again (yawn, isn't every film about professional killers the same story?) I see your point, but the thing about Damon as Bourne was his conflicted nature, he did the cool calm ‘robotic’ assassin thing well, but it was the underlying decency of the character that compelled you to watch and appreciate Damon’s performance, his portrayal did have heart, it’s why we root for him, even though he’s basically a horrible brainwashed killer.
Of course the new movie wont even feature Jason Bourne, from what I’ve read it will focus on another operative from Treadstone/Blackbriar/Whatever, which means a new direction hopefully, unless they’re going to do yet another Hitman-who-has-a-soul thing again (yawn, isn’t every film about professional killers the same story?)

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By: Penn http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jeremy-renner-whos-gone-all-hollywood-now-reportedly-offered-lead-in-bourne-4/#comment-106866 Penn Sat, 02 Apr 2011 10:43:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205096#comment-106866 Perhaps I would think he's too bland for a jilted husband or a reluctant messiah, but I think he is the right level of robotic for 'Bourne'. This character never had heart, and after seeing Renner play Dahmer, I'm inclined to get excited about this one, heart be damned. Perhaps I would think he’s too bland for a jilted husband or a reluctant messiah, but I think he is the right level of robotic for ‘Bourne’. This character never had heart, and after seeing Renner play Dahmer, I’m inclined to get excited about this one, heart be damned.

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By: JIM http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jeremy-renner-whos-gone-all-hollywood-now-reportedly-offered-lead-in-bourne-4/#comment-106830 JIM Sat, 02 Apr 2011 01:54:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205096#comment-106830 But he's just so.......bland But he’s just so…….bland

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