August 14, 2012 12:00 AM

‘Bourne Legacy’ raises the question: Is it time to retire the ‘fourquel’?

We’re now deep into the trend of the “fourquel” — you know, the one where Hollywood decides that three movies in a series aren’t enough and opts for a fourth, usually a number of years later, sometimes in different form. The latest such franchise extension, “The Bourne Legacy,” came out last weekend and performed worse than its immediate predecessor.

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