Paul “Shakin’ Stevens” Greengrass takes the helm for the two sequels and despite my arsy tone, it was a good step for the franchise. This is a superior film to the former in almost every way, and it’s not as if the bar was low.
It’s faster, more exciting, smarter and incredibly intense from start to finish. Bourne is on the run and barely stops to take a breather, but Greengrass always knows when to change gear as things begin to look monotonous.
Proof that spectacle doesn’t have to come at the expense of story; The Bourne Supremacy is the film that really cements this trilogy as a modern classic.