My Thoughts on Source Code

Duncan Jone may be David Bowie’s son, but he is also starting to make a name for himself as very compelling science fiction.  After his excellent debut film Moon, which I still consider one of the best science fiction films I’ve seen, Jones returns for somewhat more mainstream, but still interesting, follow-up.

The plot for this film is actually quite simple: using an experiment program, a soldier (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) has his consciousness transported into a passenger on a train, eight minutes before a bomb goes off.  He has to repeatedly relive these eight minutes in order to identify the bomber and stop a future attack.

It’s a plot very much like Groundhog Day, however there are some twists and turns that are revealed throughout that keeps things interesting.  The film also includes a great, and very sci-fi, ending.

Definitely an enjoyable film


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).