The cinematography in this film is amazing. Scenes like the one of a cabin in the woods miles from nowhere with falling snow are well captured, as are the scenes of an airborne plane in a snow storm. But the violence of the film is a dark contrast to these scenes.
Spies are trying to wipe out the good guys by using a strength pill which kills them. In one scene they use a drug on one man that turns the normally placid person into a psychopath who murders five co-workers in cold blood with a gun and then turns it on himself. Only one woman survives and she is soon on the run along with Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) who protects her after saving her from would-be assassins. Jeremy Renner is quite adept with the martial arts scenes, the shooting and running and all the rest. He takes over the Matt Damon part but plays a different character, that of Cross, instead of Jason Bourne.
The film explodes in the climax with Cross and the woman, Marta (Rachel Weisz), fleeing to Manila but encountering more assassins in an erupting conclusion. They run, flee a deadly assassin on a motorcycle, jump and manage to stay only a short distance ahead of the enemy in this cat-and-mouse chase. The spy game makes for a good story but unfortunately for our Dove movie goers, this one is strong in the language and violence departments and cannot earn our Dove Seal.