How To Do Vegas Like Jason Bourne
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If you're one of the millions who helped put "Jason Bourne" on top of the box office you know that the highlight of the movie is that stunning Las Vegas chase scene. If you haven't seen the movie yet, you've probably at least heard about the Vegas shoot which completely shut down the strip, caused some serious damage to the Riviera Hotel & Casino (that has since been completely torn down) and wrecked nearly 200 cars.
If "Jason Bourne" has inspired you to pay a visit to Vegas, here's are a few ideas for things to do to get into the true spirit of the movie while you're there.
Stay at the Bellagio
The most stunning moment of the "Jason Bourne" Las Vegas scene took place right in front of the Bellagio. “I think people in Vegas are gonna be really proud of the movie when they see it. Vegas looks awesome,” star Matt Damon said. “And I think it’s gonna turn out to be one of those iconic (stunts) with those cars flying right in front of the Bellagio. I mean, literally, there’s that one tracking shot, and you just see the fountains going off in the back. And it was just, like, luck.”
Surprisingly, the Bellagio isn't offering a specific "Bourne" package, but the hotel does have several flight+hotel rates available through Bellagio Vacations. You can choose your own airline, book for up to eight people, have access to Bellagio's customer service and set up a payment plan through the vacation program.
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See JLo Live
Back in January filmmakers had to close down the strip for several hours at a time which caused a delay at one of Jennifer Lopez' Planet Hollywood gigs. "(Jennifer Lopez) did have to start her concert a little late. But it was fine. We sent flowers," producer Frank Marshall explained about the incident. And, one of the fans waiting for that concert to begin just happened Damon's wife. "While we were shooting the movie, don’t think that my wife and her girlfriends were not [at Jennifer's concert] the first night. They were like, 'We’re going,'" Damon said.
JLo's first ever headlining residency “Jennifer Lopez: ALL I HAVE,” began at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in early 2016 and is expected to continue through next year. The current performance schedule features dates in August and December this year. If you want to catch JLo live, just like Mrs. Jason Bourne did, get all the deets for tickets at caesars.com.
Blow Something Up
You might not be able to shut down the Las Vegas strip like Damon and company did, but you can still blow something up on your next trip to LV. Blow It Up Vegas gives regular Joes a chance to, well, blow stuff up. They have over 35 different exotic and automatic firearms, along with a private shooting facility where you can blow up cars, zombie torsos, watermelons or even a few ballistic gel heads. They also promise that they have "packages of all kinds and sizes to suit your budget and shooting desires."
If money is no object you can purchase the "All In" package for $5499.95. This includes 12 Rounds from an M203 Grenade Launcher, 100 Rounds on a Humvee-mounted .50 Caliber Browning Belt-Fed M2HB "Ma Deuce", 1 Vehicle packed with explosives, 4 Exploding Zombie Torso targets and much more. It can also be split by up to six people if you happen to have a few equally sadistic friends. You can book this, or any, package online at blowitupvegas.com.
Las Vegas has long been a part of cinematic history but the latest "Bourne" movie has brought that legacy to a whole new explosive level that, luckily, fans can be a part of too!
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