Source Code

It feels like it has been a really long time since I saw a movie, doesn't it suck when real life gets in the way? It was time to make my way back to the local Cinemark to check out Source Code an action/thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who wakes up on a commuter train in Chicago in another mans identity. How? Well the Source Code, of course!

Colter Stevens last memory is flying a helicopter in Afghanistan when he wakes up on the train as another man. After just 8 minutes on the train a bomb explodes killing everyone on board... or so we think. Stevens finds himself inside of a capsule talking with a woman named Goodwin (played by the great Vera Farmiga), who informs him that his job is to find the person who planted the bomb, and stop an eventual second attack that will kill millions in the greater Chicago area.

This is where the movie decided to turn into the sequel of Vantage Point and replay the same sequence over and over again. During the first couple of "re-tries" I began to wonder if placing the entire plot of your movie in the hands of someone like Gyllenhaal is the brightest of ideas. Fortunately for him, and the people banking on this movie he had a good looking woman (Michelle Monaghan) to take away the focus from his normal acting skill.

Despite an ending that will make Inception seem normal, I actually enjoyed this movie. It was better than I expected it to be, although I didn't go in with the highest of hopes.

Source Code
Directed by: Duncan Jones
Written by: Ben Ripley
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, and Michelle Monaghan
My Rating: 3 out of 5
Would Gene Pick it?: Yes

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