Paul Greengrass returns to the captain’s chair with this 5th film based on Robert Ludlum’s classic novels. You can be sure it’s a Greengrass film with the opening chaotic scenes. Jason Bourne (who had only a mention in 2012’s “Bourne Legacy”) has been out there somewhere since 2007. All we learn here is that he’s making ends meet as a street fighter on the Greece/Albanian border. Matt Damon (“The Martian”) returns as Bourne. He reconnects with Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles, “Closed Circuit”), who like Bourne is a former discredited CIA operative. She has information – of course she does – that provides the backstory as to how Bourne got into the agency as well as information about his father’s role in the CIA. For those who don’t know, Jason’s memories are scrambled as to how he became the ferocious fighting machine he is now. Evidently, yet another scheming CIA director is intent on bringing down both rebels with prejudice (one of many spy terms used in the film). This time it’s Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones, “The Homesman”) and if there are these numerous other super-secret agency sub-heads they aren’t disclosed, although other black ops programs are. One of Dewey’s top aides is Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”) who specializes in secret computer stuff. She’s alerted to the whereabouts of Bourne and Parsons, alerts her boss and the goon squad is out to get them. This includes Dewey’s top assassin, only known as “The Asset” (Vincent Cassel, “Child 44”). Smiling yet? So here’s where Greengrass and his herky-jerky camera crew come into play. The meet between Jason and Nicky is to take place in Athens where there is a huge political demonstration taking place outside of parliament. It is a perfect place for untold amounts of confusion and bedlam involving the demonstrators and the police. It also creates a long, exciting section of the film where Bourne’s skills are tested to the max. It is a heart-pounding beginning to another exciting chapter even with the still missing answer to “where have you been, Jason Bourne?” Bourne’s search for his own answers, beginning with his recruitment and his father’s involvement and his eventual death, leads him to Berlin, London and Las Vegas. While Dewey (and Lee) are still concerned about Bourne and how he might leak embarrassing information, he’s also involved with a rich techno-geek who has developed a platform that will allow the government to spy on…well everybody. Aaron Kalloor (Riz Ahmed, “Nightcrawler and the current TV series “The Night Of”) is having second thoughts about the legitimacy of his program and specifically how the CIA might use it. There goes the Constitution raising its head again. In the meantime, Heather Lee doesn’t trust Dewey either and helps Bourne get past customs/immigration and arrange for some alone time between Dewey and Bourne. Remember “Asset?” He’s still on the job, and can’t be easily knocked out with one punch like Bourne does to an Albanian heavyweight in the opening scene. Aside for a lot of missing background information and familiar scenarios, this Borne is the near equal of its predecessors. Good acting, well-choreographed fights, fine photography and an excellent score outweigh the silliness of the final chase sequence. Not only is it one too many and go on too long, it belies the laws of physics. Still recommended.