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    Jason Bourne?

    Anyone else like those movies? How about the books, are they good?

    Jason Bourne, obviously, has some amazing skills, not the least of which is highly advanced situational awareness. What is your favorite part in the movies? Mine is the fight in the apartment in Tangiers.

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    I like I apartment fight in Paris. It reminds us that with the right training anything from our environment can become a weapon, including a Bic pen.
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    The books were great, read them like 20-30 years ago.

    The movies were good to, I got all 3 on DVD.
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    The books are good, although the last book is a COMPLETELY different storyline from the last movie. Instead of tying up all the loose ends like the movie attempts to it is an around the world fight between Bourne and The Jackal who is after Bournes' family. It is an entertaining read nonetheless.

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    I like the fact that he looks normal, not like Stallone or Schwartz, swartz, ah forget it like Aronold.

    As stated it shows, with the right training, you can use anything around you to defend yourself with.

    I also like the fact they hold true to the physics of a weapon. Their guns run out of bullets, the thrown objects don't always hit their mark, but are still effective.
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    I didnt read the books but the movies were really good. Liked all 3 of them!
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    The one thing I like about the movies was the fact he ran for cover A Lot.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Make believe Hollywood... Good entertainment.

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    Yup, he certainly uses a lot of improvised weapons in H2H encounters.
    - ball point pen
    - rolled up magazine
    - towel
    - hard-cover book (good one)
    - electrical cord
    Did I leave any out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsite View Post
    Make believe Hollywood... Good entertainment.
    Not so. Those movies were loosely based on my life.

    When I say loosely, I mean they star a white man, that is about where the similarities end
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    Never read the books,but have all 3 DVD's

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    Those are my favourite movies. I have all 3 and watch them regularly. One thing that makes Jason Bourne different than most typical Hollywood action stars is his fight and flight mentality. Most of his fighting is only part of removing the immediate threat.
    When in doubt empty the magazine.

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    Read all the books.
    Seen all the movies.

    Enjoyed them all.
    The books were the best...but they usually are.
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    The movies are good, but the books are MUCH better. In fact, like with any good author, such as Clancy, once you've read the books, you'll find the movies, while enjoyable, as the movies change or omit a lot of stuff. Alex was killed off in the first movie, but in the books, he and Jason become good friends, and Alex lives for quite a lot longer than the movie. If you like to read, and enjoy action/mystery type of stories, you'll love the Bourne series. And the guy that took over the Bourne novels after Ludlum's death does a really good job too, staying true to Ludlum's style.

    ATTN: YANKEEMAN- you mentioned "the last book. Since there have been a lot of Bourne novels, I wanted to make sure that I am on the same page (there are a couple of the later books that I just haven't gotten to yet). What is the title of the novel that you are referring too?

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    I like Ludlum's storyline, but the guy doesn't know beans about firearms. Be prepared for silencers and/or safeties on revolvers, etc. It's like listening to a good record, then hearing the needle skid across the vinyl. That's the only part I truly hate about the books. Of course, the up-side is that you don't have to watch that guy from the Film Actor's Guild.
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