Sunday, November 13, 2011

Source Code

What is reality? Can the future be changed?
When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of another man, he discovers he's on a mission to find the bomber of a commuter train. He's part of a military experiment called Source Code, which enables him to cross into another man's body in the last eight minutes of his life. With a second much larger bombing looming, Colter re-lives the first incident again and again, gathering clues each time until he can solve the mystery and prevent the next attack.
Source Code is the second feature film directed by David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones: a smart sci-fi thriller that's a bit like Groundhog Day meets Inception. With constant jumps to and fro in time, you can’t help but feel sorry for Captain Stevens, grappling with his own reality while trying to find the bomber and yeup, save the gal too. Like Deckard (in Blade Runner) before him, Colter has to accept who and where he is, and what his ultimate fate is. Or is not.
If you missed it at the flicks, it's worth a look on DVD. Or if you have SKY, you can see it on the movie channel this month. Serve with lashings of “temporary suspension of disbelief”: enjoy!

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