As everyone knows, franchises are Hollywood’s bread and butter. Yes, the bread is usually stale and the butter has been sitting out long enough that it’s getting hard on the outside, but that doesn’t matter to your average moviegoer, who generally hates cinematic surprises of any kind. There are movies, and then there are sequels, and then there are spinoffs, and then there are prequels, and then there are reboots, and then there are remakes. We accept this as the standard way of things, the blockbuster circle of life.
So what, exactly, is The Bourne Legacy?