Matt Damon has made a play for box office success by releasing another sequel to the Jason Bourne franchise. However, his attempt to modernise the spy saga has raised some eyebrows in Hollywood.
‘A Star Is Bourne’ tells the story of disgruntled agent Jason Bourne giving up his rogue exploits in favour of a music career.
Releasing hits such as ‘Bourne to be Bold’ and ‘I Love Cows’, the character becomes an instant country music sensation.
Critics have slammed the film, labelling it ‘a patently obvious attempt to steal attention away from Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, ‘A Star Is Born.’’
‘The scene in which Bourne uses his gun to shoot a jukebox which then proceeds to play his hit single ‘Ain’t No Ultimatum For The Dirt’ is genuinely laughable,’ Empire wrote in their one-star review of the film.
The Guardian was even more scathing. ‘It’s hard to pick the worst moment of this trashy cash grab: is it when Bourne gets embroiled in a high-octane bull chase through the streets of Arizona that stretches 45 minutes or is it the major subplot wherein Bourne cannot decide what brand of spurs to purchase.
‘We are not exaggerating when we say that a good third of the film is dedicated to the spur shopping. It’s a disgrace.’
A Star Is Bourne is showing now in all good bookstores.