J is for Jason Bourne #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of characters. On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting, Wednesday – quotes, and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will focus on characteristics. On the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about characters from movies, TVs or books.

JToday the letter is J which is for Jason Bourne, the fictional protagonist created by Robert Ludlum.

I have never read Ludlum’s three novels or the subsequent nine novels in the series written by Eric Van Lustbader but I have seen the movies and that is what this post is about – the Jason Bourne played by Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).

While the titles of the movies are also some of the titles of books in the series, the plots are wildly different.
1410863430_jason-bourneBourne is an American who has lost the memories of who he is but still retains all the training, weapons and fighting ability from his time as a CIA assassin. As he delves into his past, he evades his former employers who want him dead. He is smart, cunning and very focused as well as deadly. He doesn’t sit back and wait for things to happen but rather jumps into the action with no hesitation.

A fifth movie (Jason Bourne) in the Bourne series is set to come out this year. (The fourth – The Bourne Legacy – did not feature Jason Bourne but another agent, Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner.)

If you missed the other days in the A to Z Challenge:

A is for Alice

B is for Belgarath 

C is for Cautious Child

D is for Dana Scully

E is for Enthusiasm (Quote) and Southwestern Eggrolls (Recipe)

F is for Flaky Character 

G is for Gandalf 

H is for Huckleberry Finn

I is for Independence 


One thought on “J is for Jason Bourne #AtoZChallenge

  1. I love all the Bourne films and can’t wait for the 5th to be released. What drew me to love the films was the character Jason Bourne. I did read the first book after watching the films, and as you say it is very different. I’m sad to say the book didn’t give me the same enjoyment as the film, but it was still a good read.

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