Source Code - Movie Review

Source Code revolves around Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) who wakes up in another man's body aboard a commuter train heading toward Chicago. As he tries to make sense of things, the train blows up and he awakes inside of a strange capsule. With a video screen as his only way of communicating to the outside world, he discovers that he is inside a machine called the Source Code and is part of a mission to stop the bomber from detonating another bomb within the city of Chicago. Source Code enables Colter Stevens to relive the last 8 minutes of a train passenger's life again and again, each time allowing him to gather more clues to the uncover identity of the bomber. Things get more complicated when he finds himself falling in love with one of the passengers and is determined to try and save her.

A sense of urgency is instilled in the audience right from the start with the tense and ominous music playing throughout the beginning of the movie. Source Code is an awesome movie that is reminiscent to Ground Hog Day but with better looking people and a more exciting and intelligent plot. You start paying more attention to the passengers to see if you can't figure out the identity of the bomber before Stevens. Gyllenhaal plays Stevens with such passion and emotion; it was a very captivating performance that made you feel a lot for his character. It was very fun to watch him go through what he goes through in those eight minutes of eternity. Just when you think it ends, it starts up again and this happens several times in the movie. It could have ended at any one of those points and you'd still think it's a good ending but it just keeps pushing and pushing so that just when you think you have it all figured out, you don't and leaves you with the thought that the movie may have gone on a little bit too long. The way the director, Duncan Jones, has done it, it's not too bad, it just leaves you more to think about. Source Code is a highly recommended sci-fi action-thriller that will leave you craving for more.

Souce Code comes out in theatres on Friday, April 1st. Don't miss it!

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