Source Code

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.

Intrested? Here’s the offical trailer, and here’s the first five minuites.

“Lily awoke in an evening dress and an opera cloak. In her hand were five playing cards…”

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. HelenShroom
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 16:09:08

    Doctor Who was brilliant…

    Reply

  2. Joachim Boaz
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 16:52:51

    Have you seen Duncan Jones’ earlier film Moon? It’s far superior… In every respect. Did you know that Duncan Jones (the director) is the son of David Bowie?

    Reply

    • Tanitha Smith
      Sep 19, 2011 @ 16:24:54

      No, I didn’t know that! Why is Moon superior? (If I thought Source Code was fab, then Moon must really be something special!) What’s it about?

      Reply

      • Joachim Boaz
        Sep 19, 2011 @ 16:28:13

        Moon is a restrained, low budget, truly beautiful/disturbing film. His first feature… It has Sam Rockwell! A hard sci-fi film (a genre which seldom sees the screen)… Worth watching.

        Reply

  3. Rosikifish
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 15:45:32

    ARGH, I came onto your blog and saw this post and completely exploded.
    Why? I did NOT get the email update wordpress sends you when a blog you have subscribed to creates a new post >:[

    Oh btw love the ending paragraph, wanna see that film!

    Reply

  4. DanPos
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 23:09:18

    Such a good film! My girlfriend cried at the end aha even though it was a “happy” ending. I like the comment about Doctor Who, what did you think of the finale? I hated it 😦

    Reply

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