Over a decade ago Doug Liman directed The Bourne Identity, the 2002 film that kicked off the Bourne of action spy thriller series based on the story of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), a CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss. As Matt Damon said in a 2007 interview, “so much of what makes [Jason Bourne] interesting is that internal struggle that was happening for him. Am I a good guy? Am I a bad guy? Why am I remembering these disturbing images?”
As Eye in the Sky so aptly dramatizes, drone warfare has changed the nature of warfare, bringing with it a whole new set of moral dilemmas that those charged with taking part in drone operations must face every day.
Tom (Garrett Hedlund) is a self-absorbed twenty-something star who has it all: a beautiful wife and child, wealth and all of its trappings, a torrid affair with a beautiful starlet, and all the other trappings of a stereotypical Hollywood existence. He also has a double-helping of angst, suicidal tendencies and a spiritual funk that seems bigger than the Mojave dessert. Which is where he heads to try to figure out what he is and what he wants.
London Has Fallen, the sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, is based on a premise that is probably even more timely today than when it was conceived. After the British Prime Minister dies under mysterious circumstances, his funeral becomes a must-attend event for the leaders of the Western world. With security at unprecedented levels, this London gathering of the world’s most powerful leaders becomes the most protected event on earth. But that doesn’t stop a group of terrorists whose goal is to unleash their own terrifying vision of the future.