The Jason Bourne series is action-packed, but its core is about character and identity.

The Bourne Trilogy Proved There’s No Shutting Down the Deep State

The Bourne Trilogy Proved There’s No Shutting Down the Deep State

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Aug. 15 2017 8:00 AM
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Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Bourne Trilogy

The action-packed series showed that even if the hero gets out alive, the conspiracy never ends.

Matt Damon in Jason Bourne (2016)
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne.

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In this episode of Slate’s Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club, Sam Adams and Slate film critic Dana Stevens dive deep into the original Jason Bourne trilogy series starring Matt Damon. The two discuss the different directorial approaches taken by Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass, the trajectory of Bourne’s character throughout the series, and that tense action sequence at Waterloo station in The Bourne Ultimatum.

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