Editor's Note — Dinner and a Movie gives you a quick review of a new movie, where and when it plays in Roseville and a dinner idea to go along with it.
Dinner: According to this post on Jaunted, the majority of "The Bourne Legacy" takes place in the Phillipines. A portion of the movie was filmed at a large fish port, so why not head to on Sierra College Boulevard? Try their grilled fish tacos — one Yelp reviewer raved about them. Their coleslaw also got high ratings as well.
Showtimes: "The Bourne Legacy" is playing at at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. and in XD at 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.
Review: With Matt Damon's character gone, we are introduced to Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner. He's member of a group of elite agents on high-risk long-term missions in "The Bourne Legacy."
Within a few minutes of the movie starting we see just how tough this new character is as he goes in search of some pills that make him physically and mentally the ultimate soldier, but his activities threaten to expose some wrongdoing inside the U.S. government and he butts heads with Eric Byer, Ed Norton. Cross then finds himself on the run with Rachel Weisz who plays a doctor, then basically after that it's one chase scene after another.
When the action does arrive, it's pulsating enough, but for the most part, is too reminiscent of previous films, only not as good, which really is the problem with this film throughout.
As good as Renner is, he's never the action hero Matt Damon was. Sure it's entertaining, but ultimately it's the fourth best movie in a series of four. So the flick-o-meter gives "The Bourne Legacy" a three out of five. The climax of the film, for me, ended in somewhat of a whimper when it needed a bang. The franchise does have a new action hero, but I was hoping more in the Bourne Legacy.
—Roseville Patch staff contributed to this story.