Bourne Ultimatum

November 30, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum was a wonderful movie! In my opinion violence is the main reason for its PG-13 rating. There are quite a few intense scenes and some killing. There weren’t any sexual references and I don’t remember there being to much bad language. The most intense part was probably when Jason Bourne chased down one of his pursuers and ended up in a struggle with him in the bathroom. There was some graphic moves and and it ended in a violent struggle that ended in the “bad guy’s” death. What made it so intense was that it actually depicted the man’s death whereas some movies just imply death without actually showing the actual act. Another aspect of violence in the movie was several car chases that ended in injuries and death. One in particular ended with a fairly close up shot of the victim’s body slumped over the steering wheel with a bloody face. This shot in itself is scary even though it doesn’t show actual violence happening, just the end result. So, in my opinion I think the PG-13 rating for the “Bourne Ultimatum” was appropriate given the violence and intensity in many of the scenes.