Bourne and Bond...
Matt Damon needs to really think about his audience here. People just want to be entertained. Thats why they go and see movies. Bond and Bourne are different characters, yes. But you don't see Daniel Craig going around dissing Bourne. He has more respect for the art of acting and creation of a film, and certainly has made some better career choices than Matt Damon. In fact, he has positively praised the Bourne movies. I think Matt Damon has been rather unfair to the James Bond series as a whole.
Bond was born out of the 2nd World War (books) and the Cold War (movies). Bourne was created out of the Vietnam war, and the remnants of the Cold War...and both reinterpreted for now. Bond and Bourne are no more or less relevant than each other to today's political and cultural climate. Bond can think on his wits and skills just as much as Bourne can. Casino Royale is as much a testemant to that as Dr No, From Russia With Love or On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
And in reality, their skills are equal and matched. Neither have to rely on gadgets. And Damon was innacurate in his statement that Bourne does not use gadgets...GPS trackers, scopes, mobile phone hacking equipment...not gadgets...!!!???
Matt Damon needs to be a bit more polite. I am looking forward to The Bourne Ultimatum, but he needs to engage brain and be a bit more professional.