The first Jason Bourne movie, The Bourne Identity, has a wonderfully tense chase scene through the streets of Paris (and in one instance, down the stairs of Paris) in which Bourne drives a tiny Mini Cooper as if it’s a sports car. Under director Paul Greengrass, the car chase in this sequel is, like everything else in the movie, grittier, and more intense. Shot in the shoulder, Bourne pours vodka into his wound while driving a stolen taxi. What follows is a no holds barred chase through the streets of Moscow, civilians be damned. The first time Bourne’s car gets t-boned, because of the camera stationed inside the car, you both see it coming and feel it reverberate through your body. That’s visceral filmmaking.
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