Source Code (2011)
Source Code Plot Summary:
What would you do if you knew you had less than a minute to live? This and much more other tricky, stimulating questions arise in the movie and tease you to search for the answer just like the main character did. Apart from being a good triller, great science-fiction and nice fantasy, Source Code movie is a fount of ideas and quotes.
A former soldier Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) now finds himself in a train in the body of an unknown man. Little did he knew the train would blow up in eight minutes but he wouldn't. Tricky? Then he wakes up in a bunker and finds out he is a part of the mission: he has to find the bomb on a train an a bomber as it claims to be just the the first attack of a series. Each time he has only eight minutes. But except for his mission, Colter also decides to save all people on the board who have actually died. He flies in the face of time to go back in the past and change the future.
Source Code movie is a suspenseful thriller that keeps you on the edge from the opening to closing credits. Though the story may seem predictable in some moments but it's very intriguing to see how it is developing throughout the film. If there are styles for films than this would be of intelligent one with much attention paid to each tiny detail, which can be crucial. Spilled coffee, phone calls, scattered papers, lost documents - Colter has to pay attention to anything indicating to a bomber. In turn, all these provide an amusing mystery making the viewer longing for the drop-scene.
There is also a place for romance here. Colter finds he starts to fancy Christina (Michelle Warren), a girl in front of him. Every time he has eight minutes, he gets to know her better and stirs up the desire to save her. But the good thing is this is not a central part of the story and though the ending is positive yet it's not melodramatic at all.
Though I have already mentioned the actors but I haven't said that performance they provide is awesome. Jake Gyllenhaal made a wonderful job in a role of a soldier and a mission holder. Michelle Warren actually has little words to say performing one and the same dialog, but you will find her very charming. Also there are many minor characters, the passengers of the train, so different and believable.
But as many of the films with a tangled story, this has some flaws also. In a number of Source Code reviews as well as after watching you will find there are some questions without the answers. However they are noticeable mostly after considerable thinking. Another drawback is low quality special effects. They serve the story in a proper way and are not so intrusive but they definitely could have been better. In any event, this is a worth-to-see movie of 2011, a nice treat for brain exercise.
|Genres:||Thriller | Science Fiction/Fantasy | Drama | Action/Adventure|
|Produced in:||United States|
|Starring:||Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden|
|Directed by:||Duncan Jones|
|Produced by:||Howard Koch Jr.|
7.6 out of 10 (79,446 votes)
|Running Time:||1 hr. 34 min.|
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