Ordinarily, this post would be about Doctor Who. But I prefer to post about something I actually enjoyed watching. So this post is dedicated to Source Code instead.
In Source Code, a man called Colter Stevens wakes up on a train heading to Chicago. He has no idea how he got there- his last memories being of him fighting in Afghanistan. Sitting opposite him is a lady he doesn’t know. But she knows him and says, “I took your advice. It was good advice, thank you.” panicking, he runs for the toilet where he sees a strangers face in the mirror. Nothing is as it seems. This is the beginning of the strangest eight minutes of his life… But before he can even begin to work things out, a bomb, hidden somewhere on the train, explodes- killing everyone on board.
But then he wakes up. It’s dark and he’s tightly strapped into a metal seat, unable to move. Everything is just out of reach. A screen flickers to life and a lady named Goodwin begins to explain what is going on. She tells him how he is now in the Source Code, a project created so that you could go back to the last eight minutes of someone’s life.
Goodwin continues to say how the Chicago train bomb was just the first attack of many and it is his job to prevent them. He must go back, find the bomb and the bomber and stop them, at whatever cost. And he has to keep going back into the same eight minutes untill he succeeds.
I apsoultly adored this film. It’s a perfect blend of sci-fi, action, thriller and romance. It always keeps you on your toes, as you narrow down the suspects on the train to finally find the bomber. There are plently of false leads, as everyone seems suspicious and it seems as though everyone has something to hide. The filming is fantastic- you see through his eyes, noticing every detail. In the end, every detail was crucial.
“Lily awoke in an evening dress and an opera cloak. In her hand were five playing cards…”