Aug 10, 2016

Source Code (2011)

Source Code (2011) movie poster
Source Code is a 2011 American-French science fiction thriller film directed by Duncan Jones, produced by Mark Gordon, Jordan Wynn, and Philippe Rousselet, and written by Ben Ripley. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a U.S. Army captain who is sent into a computed reality to find a bomber; additionally starring are Michelle Monaghan, and Vera Farmiga. Plans for a television adaptation at CBS were announced shortly after the film was released. However, these plans were scrapped in December 2014 in favor of a film sequel. The sequel is in development with Mark Gordon returning to produce and Anna Foerster attached to direct.

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.


K: The Sci-Fi movie “Source code” directed by Duncan Jones. This is the first movie I have watched by this director. I can say that this movie isn't a masterpiece of cinematography, but it’s worth seeing it one time. The beginning of the movie really makes you curious about why the train crashes so fast and you will want to know what happens next. The main character (Jake Jyllenhaal) will try to find a bomber in the next hour and a half, and at the same time he will try to understand what happened to his own life and why he is in some other person's body. The plot is really good and intriguing, and Duncan Jones gives every answer to those questions you may have right at the end. So you stay with the main character guessing who could be the terrorist and trying to figure out what the hell is happening. My intuition didn’t let me down, and you can check yours while watching the film.

F: Great Sci-Fi and Thriller experience! I had already watched Duncan Jones' previous movie (Moon 2009) and enjoyed it very much. It seems that his father, Mr. David Bowie got his son on a good path, in the direction of talent to entertain people, take them out of their misery for a couple of hours. So thank you, and now I'm looking forward to seeing Warcraft. Watch the interview with the Director below:

K: I want to stress the camerawork and special effects. You don’t get bored watching the same train blow up over and over again, always with different actions and decisions made by the main character. You can get a little bit sensitive watching that explosion happening every time, so it's good they changed angles.

F: The movie has many intriguing subplots; the action is really well balanced; it's not filled with over-the-top action scenes of acrobatic train jumps. There's really a plot in there that will keep you interested. Every actor does a great job in their respective roles. And for fans of Stand Up comedy, you got Russell Peters riding that bomb-rigged train!
Watch some behind the scenes below:

K: About feelings... I had a strong sense of being irritated and upset that didn’t leave me for the whole movie. It's the awful idea of how you can be used by your government like a tool and not be able to do anything about it. I found this symbolic while watching the main character trapped and being brought back over and over to that dark capsule every time he wasn’t able to complete his mission successfully. I won’t get into this too deep so that I don't spoil the movie. I didn’t feel much more beside that. I needed something more out of it. Anyway, it’s worth spending your time watching it and who knows what you can find in this movie for yourself.

F: Something more Krasnaya? The romantic subplot wasn't enough to hit those feelz? Even if you have seen the main premise in other movies like Inception or Déjà Vu, Source Code manages to keep it fresh and without dull moments for its 93 minute run. If you want a good action movie for your lazy Sunday afternoon, go for this one.
Check out the Jake Gyllenhall interview about the movie here:

K: P.S: Don’t forget to say to people you love – I love you. Do it before it’s too late.

Krasnaya's score: 70/100
Freddy's score: 78/100

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