The Bourne movies defy the theory that a trilogy’s best film is the first and the returns diminish thereafter--these films just keep getting better and better.
Things kick off well with "The Bourne Identity", which introduces Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. He’s no idea who he is, but he quickly learns that he possesses some extraordinary skills. The film is bang on the money for the first two thirds before a slightly muddled last act, but still gets the franchise off to a good start.
The first sequel, "The Bourne Supremacy", is a faster, more intense film that sees Jason Bourne framed for murder and gradually closing in on the secrets of his part.
The superb "The Bourne Ultimatum" is one of the finest blockbuster movies of the past decade or two. Effectively a two-hour chase, it’s a staggering, relentless achievement--a film that demands to be re-watched over and over.
Blu-ray is a boon to these movies, with sharp, superb-looking action and a vibrant, brilliant surround sound mix.