Hey remember 2002? Everyone was getting sick of Jimmy Bond and we needed an antidote. This came in the form of Doug Liman’s refreshing take on the Robert Ludlum series of Jason Bourne books. A radical change in pace from Matt Damon and the addition of Paul Greengrass for two sequels led to the decade’s defining action films which went on to reshape MGM’s latter Bond films.
Having gotten all nostalgic about Spider-Man in the last few days (review of The Amazing Spider-Man and 10 years on: An ode to the original Spider-Man trilogy), you may not be wondering just where Sam Raimi went “apres Spidey”.
It is a brave undertaking when one tries to adapt such a highly regarded play as The Deep Blue Sea and Terence Davies attempt falls that little bit short.
Rachel Weisz plays Hester the wife of a judge who begins an affair with a war veteran in the hopes of finding something more real than the banal niceties of marriage. The war veteran in question is Freddie played here by Tom Hiddleston who bares an uncanny resemblance to Michael Fassbender and it soon becomes apparent that their love is too volatile to survive within the constraints of a normal relationship.