Three best secret society spy movies
Three best Secret Society Spy Movies
BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
League of Shadows
WHAT Is IT?
A nefarious, hush- hush ancient army that doles out punishment on a civilizational scale, destroying entire societies when they become too corrupt. It teaches Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) fighting, stealth, and survival methods – which come in handy when he becomes the Dark Knight.
It’s been bringing down civilizations for centuries without anyone knowing its name? Now that’s a supersecret society!
Its members have not a shred of Bond’s charm. In fact, they enjoy razing cities in horrific ways so much, they’re more like Bond villains.
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007)
WHAT IS IT?
Funded by the CIA, it’s a group of deeply hidden, brainwash- happy pols cranking out mindless superassassins. Renegade agent Bourne (Matt Damon) threatens to reveal the existence of the covert, highly illegal training programs. Ruh-roh!
Treadstone and its successor. Blackbriar, are so explosive, the powers that be seem perfectly fine with killing everyone who knows about them.
Bourne is mostly a tough, real-world corrective to the fantasy of Bond. So, very few gadgets, and the cars are way more mundane.
WHAT Is IT?
A centuries-old cabal of killers with superhuman abilities – from heightened reflexes to freaky bullet trajectory- bending skills. The plot: A milquetoast accountant (James McAvoy) is kidnapped by a sexy Frat babe (Angelina Jolie) before discovering that he, too, possesses these strange powers.
Very impressive, given that the Fraternity often leaves comical levels of vehicular chaos in its wake.
Probably too much hocus-pocus for Bond lovers, but 007 would have loved facing off with Jolie’s vaguely BDSM-ish superkiller.