August 09, 2007

Demonstrative is Not His Middle Name

So my husband and I went to see the Bourne Ultimatum. It is nothing like I remembered it. I read the trilogy… and I just didn’t remember Jason being so… Matrixy Karatey Supermanny.

But hey, I could be mistaken. I remember him being pretty physical and capable. I do remember that…

Good movie, by the way. We enjoyed it. Of course we probably enjoyed it more as the kids are not home tonight. Son#4’s Mom and Dad offered to keep the boys for the night. Of course I’m worried they have worn out their welcome already. I always worry about that. With them gone, that gave us an opportunity to do dinner and a movie. We think it has been almost a year since the last time we went out on a date. We are pathetic.

Anyway, this brings me to Matt Damon. Of course. Morrigan and I were speaking of him too. He is definite eye candy. I like to watch him on the big screen. I’m never going to say, “NO! NOT MATT DAMON! Gah!”


But… he is such a guarded actor. In all his roles, it’s like he gives, but not everything. It sounds odd, I am sure, but I’d love to see this guy have to play a Casanova or play a man completely hopelessly in love. Something that requires enormous emotion.

I want to see a part where he must emote.

Have I missed it?

And it makes Morrigan and I wonder what he is going to be like in 20 years as an actor. I suspect… he might emote more. It will be interesting.

Posted by Boudicca at August 9, 2007 10:26 PM | TrackBack

He really creeped me out in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Posted by: Tina at August 9, 2007 10:50 PM

Dogma. Now there was a lot of emotion.

"You didn't say 'Bless you!!!'"

Posted by: That 1 Guy at August 9, 2007 11:18 PM

I haven't seen everything he's done, but even in the silly conjoined twin movie I had the feeling that he was controlled. He's great, and enjoyable to watch, but yeah, I want to see him give us EVERYthing... ;)

Posted by: pam at August 10, 2007 07:15 AM

Tina- Me too. I almost couldn't watch the whole thing.

T1G- That may be one of my favorite movies with him in it! I loved that movie!!

Pam- Yes, even when he's silly... there is something about him that is guarded. It makes me wonder how he is in real life. He appears to always be... thinking.

Posted by: Bou at August 10, 2007 07:34 AM

So I found this on "When his baby nephew cries he sings "Afternoon Delight" for him." Clearly a lovey side to him...I want to see it on the screen!

Posted by: Morrigan at August 10, 2007 07:49 AM

I never ever expect a movie to be like the book it's taken from. For that matter, even if the movie is well received - if I love the book I won't watch it. Or I think of it as a totally different story.

That being said - I've never read the Bourne books, so I can sit back and enjoy the movies (which as movies go are very well done and entertaining). Matt is great eye candy and they took some trouble with the script and have actual dialog! What a concept. heh.

Posted by: Teresa at August 10, 2007 08:27 AM

Haven't seen any of the Bourne movies, but rented them to watch yesterday. Did not know there were books. Will have to find them for my oldest boy. We watched Zodiac last night. Good movie, if you haven't seen it.

Posted by: Peggy U at August 10, 2007 11:24 AM

I saw Matt on "Inside the Actors Studio" the other day....even there he is a bit guarded, but you do catch a glimpse of a spontaneous laugh.

He's one of my favorite actors.

I saw B.U. the second day it was out....Boy saw it three times. Right after Matt kicks the arse of one guy, the whole theatre yelled out, "Matt Daaaaamon!"

Posted by: Rave at August 10, 2007 06:46 PM

The movies are not at all like the books which were set in a different time. Books 1 and 3 involved Carlos the Jackal. The only thing similar between movies 2 and 3 and books 2 and 3 is Jason Bourne. The stories are completely different. Nothing wrong with that as long as the movies were good.

Posted by: Denny at August 10, 2007 10:55 PM

The Bourne series is one of the very few stories where I thought the movies were far superior to the books.

I only read two of the books but I found them so-so at best. The movies kick ass!

Posted by: Graumagus at August 12, 2007 02:17 AM