I have read all three of robert Ludlum's Bourne novels, right from "The Bourne Identity (1980), "The Bourne Supremacy (1986) and "The Bourne Ultimatum" (1990), however the series has been further extended by Eric Van Lustbader after the death of Robert Ludlum on the 12th of March, 2001.
However, coming back to the film, before even this new movie on the block- “The Bourne Legacy” gets the
attention of hard-core Bourne (played wonderfully by Matt Damon)
followers, and here Jeremy Renner as another agent Aaron Cross, who comes out of the
Alaskan wilderness to take refuge in a cabin, he meets another of his
kind, a superspy with a scowl and enough artillery to invade a small
country. By the time they’ve grudgingly warmed up to each other an
unmanned drone is blasting everything to bits. It’s an effectively blunt
opener for a series that from its start has tracked a different
military drone, this one a man fighting to recover first his identity
and then his humanity. That you may not remember the name of Jeremy
Renner’s agent, after all the dust finally settles,
suggests that the fight goes on.
Cross has his own reservations, as flashbacks reveal, but none of Jason
Bourne’s deeply felt agonies or his strong sense of purpose. This
character of Alan Cross is NO MATCH for Robert Ludlum’s unforgettable
personality Jason Bourne, who was so real, so human and so believable!