Thursday, March 31, 2011

Source Code

Let's start with a little hype. At this point in time, this is my favorite movie of the year. The end (no spoilers here) is left purposely vague with you asking questions and trying to figure out what just happened.

We start with Captain Coulter Stevens waking up on a train. (minor spoilers but if you've seen the trailer you know this part...) The person across from him is calling him Sean. He doesn't know how he got there. Then the train he is on blows up. He awakes in a capsule talking to another military commander via computer screen. He's involved in a project known as the Source Code.

To go into any more detail would be to rob you of the fun of the movie's mystery. You're left dazed and confused. Slowly you gain information as Cpt. Stevens does. He tries things that you would try if you were in that situation. Its a little bit science fiction, a little bit military mystery.

Duncan Jones (the director) made one of my favorite movies from a couple years ago, Moon. His sophmore effort is a step in the right direction. What he does on a bigger budget is great, without losing some of the intelligence of his first movie. In two films, this guy has earned a lot of credit with me.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you buy it?

Would you rent it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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