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Jason Bourne (2016)

Country: UK, China, USA

Genres: Action, Thriller

Taglines: You know his name

Director: Paul Greengrass

Writers: Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass, Robert Ludlum, Christopher Rouse, ...

Stars: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Viggo Mortensen, ...

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne who then went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. So Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He then orders Parsons be found and hopefully Bourne too.
In the CIA base on Reykjavik where there's an entire team of hackers, one of them says "Use SQL to corrupt their databases".A hacker would never, ever say that but would say something along the lines of "Use an SQL exploit" and likely use the code name for the exploit. The writers may have intentionally put this in the script, though so this may not be a goof.
In The Bourne Ultimatum, when the information for Nicky Parsons is being searched on screen, her details are listed as:- Parsons, Nicolette - Date of Birth: 28th March 1979. In this movie, when the same information is brought up on screen, her details are listed as:- Nicolette Parsons (Nicky) - Date of Birth: 28th March 1983.
In The Bourne Ultimatum, the real date of birth of David Webb is revealed to be Sept 13, 1970, however in the Treadstone documents found by Nicky Parsons early in this movie it is shown to be June 4th, 1978. The photograph shown on the same document in the Treadstone file is also entirely different than the photograph previously used in the earlier movies.
For the scenes taking place in Athens, both police and civilian vehicles have license plates which include letters that can't be found in the Greek alphabet, such as G and J. License plates in Greece only have letters that are common to both the Greek and the Latin alphabets.
During the Las Vegas Strip chase scene, the SWAT vehicle and Bourne's vehicle are seen at the north entrance to Bally's. Bourne pulls a maneuver where he lands atop the SWAT vehicle and is subsequently pushed off when the SWAT vehicle crashes through Bally's casino doors. The police scanner reports that the suspects have entered the southwest entrance of the Riviera, which is at the other end of the Strip.
In several scenes which are supposedly set in London, England, the characters are shown getting into/out of cars with the steering wheel on the left of the vehicle. In the UK the cars have the steering wheel on the right hand side.
When seen liaising with his team in London, Tommy Lee Jones' character is seen on the phone in his Virginia home at night. London is 4 or 5 hours ahead of Virginia during the year and the London images suggest full daylight. Is Jones up in the wee early hours at his den desk with his car detail on standing alert?
At the hacker site in Reykjavik, Iceland that Nicky uses to hack the CIA to download the black ops files, most of the other people appear to be talking German, instead of, as you would expect, Icelandic (or maybe English). As soon as the power gets cut there's general uproar and muttering (some of it may be Icelandic (?)) but the parts that can be heard clearly are German: "[...] die Laufwerke!" "[...] sofort weg!" "Pack die Laufwerke ein!" "Bist du noch online? Was soll'n das?" "Nur mal die Ruhe!" "Spinnst du?" "Ganz ruhig!"
When the Asset (Vincent Cassel) arrives in the Athens International Airport (aka Eleftherios Venizelos), he meets with his liaison in an underground parking lot and gets his car. The AIA doesn't have an underground parking lot.
The location tracker that Bourne plants has a smartphone app that shows the latitude and longitude on the screen. The coordinates have only one decimal (e.g. 37.1), which makes them pointless at locating a target in close quarters, as is the case in the Vegas scene.
The ZIP code of the Berlin address Bourne searched for in the Internet Cafe and that is later shown in the CIA's tracking software is wrong. In both scenes the numbers started with a 2 (putting the location in or around Hamburg), the correct one is 10405. In the Internet Cafe the ZIP code has 6 digits, German ZIP codes only have 5.
When Heather Lee is getting text messages on her phone at the conference (which has the year 2016 displayed frequently), her phone says Tuesday October 20, which is true for 2015. October 20th in 2016 is on a Thursday and when the movie came out was in the future.
When Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander) first goes to the Registration Desk at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, she gets checked in within minutes. In reality, checking in at the Aria takes at least 30 minutes.
The scene where Heather Lee actually says "There is a power outlet in the room, I will use that to hack the laptop's firewall" is so ridiculous it is mind boggling. This warrants its own epic fail section for this movie.
At the apartment in Berlin where Bourne is being viewed on CC TV accessing the files on the encrypted pen drive, Heather Lee traces the laptop to an invalid IP address, by nature of Internet design, the first octet should be in the range 1-223, then every next should be in range 0-255.
When Bourne gets out of a train in Athens (which looks nothing like the actual ones), there's a sign above his head that completely misspells the word "Peiraias" (Piraeus).
During Bourne and the Asset's car chase in Las Vegas, there was one scene where you can see that the cars on the street had their lights on but no one in the driver's seat.
In the movie, all the text messages are capitalized, when in reality autocorrect and normal social etiquette keeps this from happening.
When Jason Bourne hits a vehicle while driving the Dodge Charger, despite hitting it head-on at high speed, the airbag does not deploy.
During the car chase scenes on the Vegas Strip Bourne approaches the Paris and Bally's Hotels multiple times. One moment he is nearby and passing, the next moment he is once again approaching the hotels in the camera shots.
When the Asset was taking a cab from the airport to Aria, he was talking on the phone. One shot revealed the main camera on the rear of the phone is near the bottom, as opposed to the top with most designs.
The film is set in mid-October, as clearly indicated in multiple shots of iPhone screens during the Las Vegas sequence (all of which display the date as October 20, and most of the film's action takes place before then). However, nearly every exterior scene (aside from warmer-weather locations like Greece and Las Vegas) appears to have been filmed in late autumn or winter. The establishing shots for the CIA's Northern Virginia headquarters, for instance, show a blanket of snow on the ground, and the scenes filmed in Washington, D.C. have visibly barren trees. In reality, leaves in that area of the U.S. do not begin to change color, let alone fall off of trees, until November, and it never snows that early in the year in the mid-Atlantic region.
The car that Bourne gets out of in London has a registration number that starts with "LZ". The second character of a valid registration number can never be a Z.