Thursday, September 15, 2011
Directed by Duncan Jones
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden, Russell Peters
Holy fuck. This brilliant thriller came straight out of nowhere. I loved this movie. The only reason I don't award Source Code with five statues is the very end of the movie. It's not bad by no means but could've been better in my humble opinion by just cutting it a bit shorter. I think I'm not spoiling the movie to anyone if I say the film should've ended on the frozen moment. It would've ended it on a down note but the movie would've had such a beautiful ending. Look, in the end this doesn't matter so much anyway because Source Code is still a movie that grabs your attention from the get go and keeps throwing enough interesting twists and even solid character development to keep you nailed to your seat. The basic premise alone is fresh and brilliant. Gyllenhaal plays a soldier who, thanks to the miracles of modern technology, has to relive a terrorist attack until he's figured out who is behind it and how to prevent it. Next to Inception and Limitless, Source Code is the most clever action thriller to come out in years. A special mention has to given for Chris Bacon who composed the film's magnificent score. Who is this guy and why the hell hasn't he done more big films?! Listen to the music of this film and give this guy more gigs, stat! Seek Source Code out, now!