2012, Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, Duplicity) -- download
Gilroy directed Michael Clayton which, while I have not seen again, I remember thinking was an incredibly well put together movie from a smart script to thoughtful directing. It looked like a good movie and smelled like a good movie. Gilroy was also the screen writer for all the Bourne movies and while not perfect, suffering from some expected sequelitis, they were pretty good expansions of the story as a whole. Which is why this one just bothered me. I expected more.
The idea is pretty intriguing. While the last movie is taking place, another shadow agency within the US intelligence service (at least one of these guys must have known of Spooky Mulder) is reacting to how the public and the government will deal with the followup of Blackbriar and Treadstone. So, simply, they decide to shut down their own project. Yes, that means there were three successor black op projects run through the movies. And by shutting down, we really mean killing everyone involved from the operatives themselves to the scientists working on the project. Two survive, one operative and one scientist and together they fight crime... I mean, they fight against their own government as she tries to kill them. It would have been an acceptable stand alone movie in the same universe as Bourne but not, it had to end (SPOILER yeah) with the formulaic "let's go hide somewhere until the second movie brings back the action." Bleah.
Bonus Paragraph about the poster -- ONE WHAT ?!?! We know there was more than one Treadstone agent, as they tried to kill Bourne. We know there was more than one program as the whole third movie was based on it. So, ONE WHAT?