I was stitching the April Monthly Mania bunny while watching Bourne Ultimatum and with the other third of my brain I was thinking about Matt Damon. With his score "Sexiest Man Alive," I know you think I was thinking thoughts like this, but I was actually thinking that Matt Damon has hit a trifecta of sorts.
We hold these truths about movies to be self evident: the book is better than the movie, the original is better than the remake, and the original is better than the sequel. Matt Damon has managed to upend these truths in a pretty spectacular way, especially if you dig the action movie.
Sure, the Bourne Identity is a spy novel, but it is a best-selling classic spy novel. When I finished reading it in preparation for the movie release, I wanted that week of my life back. That book is remarkably bad. And I read fiction about needlework.
When Ocean's Eleven got remade, my crowd went to see it. By chance, the original was playing on teevee that day so we watched it. Let me tell you, there is no comparison. Sammy Davis singing that "Ocean's 11" ditty while he drives the garbage truck, how weird is that? (Though I did enjoy the way the remake played with the audience who knew the original.)
While we were watching Bourne Ultimatum, it was clear that the crew that put this movie together isn't resting on their laurels.
All this and a bunny too.