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  • Greatest Spy Movies Round 4: THE BOURNE TRILOGY vs. THE ODESSA FILE

    The Jason Bourne Trilogy
    The character of Bourne in the films is a very quick-thinking, linear type of person who moves quickly and brutally towards his goal. He gives the impression of someone who has been severely traumatized and who is suffering from paranoia. He is tormented by fragment memories of his past. He is highly adept at hand-to-hand combat. He also shows an immediate ability to utilize lateral thinking to solve problems. He sometimes uses improvised weapons, for example using a pen to stab an assassin in The Bourne Identity and using a book and a towel in The Bourne Ultimatum. He is shown using tactical improvisation such as using a fan, torch light and tape to fake his location (The Bourne Ultimatum) and gas, a toaster and a magazine to cause an explosion (Bourne Supremacy). He is also proficient with firearms, explosives, electronics and evasive protocols — for moving, driving, and the like.

    The Bourne Identity (2002)
    The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
    The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)


    The Odessa File
    The plot begins on November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Peter Miller, a young German reporter, happens to see an ambulance on a highway. He chases the ambulance and discovers it is en route to pick up the body of an elderly Jewish Holocaust survivor who had committed suicide, leaving behind no family. The reporter obtains the diary of the man, which contains information on his life in the World War II camps, and the names of members of the SS who ran the camp. Miller is startled to read in it that an SS officer, Eduard Roschmann, had in anger fatally shot a fellow officer whose description and rare military decorations matched those of Miller's father, who was killed in the war. Now determined to hunt Roschmann down and get revenge, Miller dares to go undercover to join and infiltrate the ODESSA and find Roschmann.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071935/
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    The Bourne Trilogy
    35.56%
    16
    The Odessa File
    64.44%
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  • #2
    At this point, I have a hate on for the Bourne films so I vote for The Odessa File. Fortunately, that wasn't a bad film.

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    • #3
      At least Odessa is a true spy film. I enjoyed the Bourne films very much. But they aren't up to the quality of the story in Odessa.
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      • #4
        The Odessa File but with reluctance.
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        • #5
          I had hoped some other films that I consider superior to all these would have made it this far, but................

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          • #6
            Went Bourne as more enjoyable imo, but Odessa is the better and more true spy movie .
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            • #7
              Odessa. Any chance to sink the Bourne Trilogy.
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              • #8
                Why oh why won't the Bourne movies die???
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                • #9
                  I'm for Bourne... I'm feeling stupid and alone...
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                  • #10
                    I love The Bourne trilogy, however It was always puzzling how he travels the world in two hours.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Granatiere View Post
                      I'm for Bourne... I'm feeling stupid and alone...
                      Don't be. I'm siding with you against the odds, my trusted friend; like we were in the red Lambda'ed phalanx, singing the paean
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MajorSennef View Post
                        Don't be. I'm siding with you against the odds, my trusted friend; like we were in the red Lambda'ed phalanx, singing the paean
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                        • #13
                          I'll go with BOURNE if only for the mere length of the entire trilogy...
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                          • #14
                            Went with Odessa, but it won't beat Manchurian!
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                            • #15
                              As much as I enjoyed both films here The Spy Who Came In From The Cold should be in the final imo .

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