Sunday, December 18, 2005

The "Bored" Identity

Subject: Cinema
When I first showed a few episodes of "Noir" to my little brother -- including the "Intoccoble" double-feature -- he said, "Oh, 'Bourne Identity'".

Which was totally wrong, of course. "Noir" aired in 2001; the "Bourne Identity" showed up in 2002. And the only thing in common was the "skilled assasin w/o a memory", Paris, and the whole shooting-someone-while-diving-down-a-staircase moment. OK, the coincidence factor is pretty high, but since "Noir" came first, it's rather obvious who stole what from who.

At any rate, the film was kind of "yeah, whatever", as far as I was concerned. It did reinforce the whole "I want to go to Paris" thing I've been thinking about ever since seeing "Noir", but beyond that, it's just Matt Damon and a chick faking a Swiss-German accent and pretending to be in some sort of intrigue. If by intrigue you mean car chases.

Now I want to see "Noir" again. That'll have to wait until "Noir" Year's Eve, which isn't long from now. I can't wait. But this movie really didn't measure up to that in the slightest. I didn't really expect it would, but based on the reaction of my little brother and others, I figured I'd better confirm it one way or another.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Bourne Identity was originally a book... published in 1984. (Its sequels, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, were also books, though the movie version of Supremacy deviates greatly from the book....)