Thursday, June 30, 2011

Source Code, Movie Review

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.

REVIEW:
I have to say i was afraid about the movie. I mean when you spent your whole year writing codes for university to watch a movie with that name is like uni following you everywhere.

But it was good movie anyway. Full of excitement, action and anxiety. It actually follows 2 storylines. One where Colter tries to find the bomber in the train and one where tries to understand what really goes on with this mission out of the simulation. And both of them have kept my interest up until the end. You are getting small hints each time and you try to find what's up.
Unfortunately, i found the bomber at the first 3 mins of the movie but still i was nervous like hell. Especially about the other storyline.

The special effects are non existent so your attention is at the acting and story. I think everyone did a really great job, especially when they had to play the same scene over 10 times and each time to be different than the previous. Especially, Jake Gyllenhaal did good with changing his emotions in every scene and how lost felt out of the experiment. The only actor who made feel like he was just saying some lines was the head scientist. And even if Michelle Monaghan is supposed to be the hottie of the film, Vera Farmiga was simply perfect!

Source Code is a nice one time watch sci fi thriller which doesn't tires you with unnecessary info but gets from the first moment into the main plot and keeps you there til the end.


27 comments:

  1. sounds good, I will watch it and tell you what do I think about a movie called source code, it seems a bit weird for tittle though :D

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  2. i have to see this one, can't w8 !

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  3. i saw the movie and i really liked it, it is not of the best i have ever seen but i enjoyed it.

    Michelle Monaghan wasn't supposed to be the hottie of the film, she just was the "romance", but her and Vera Farmiga were great, i loved them both.

    Jake Gyllenhaal did a great job too, this role was perfect for him.

    but it was not a thriller yiota, it wasn't scary at all, it was a sci fi action film (but not sci fi like alians, good sci fi XD)

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  4. @athanasia dude, sci-fi IS aliens and spaceships and leizers....

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  5. Sci fi = science fiction which mean anything that is future related (technology,etc) like the Source Code not just aliens and stuff.
    Thriller = are stories who use tension and excitement. not scary movies.
    Horror = those are the scary movies

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  6. @yiota did the source code had leizers or freaky technology?

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  7. What is good sci fi, btw? :P

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  8. @Johnny: you can call the "Source Code" program freaky technology

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  9. @Yiota: not really. Science fiction is by its term something that has science and technology that is NOT possible with any means we have now. So if the source code is an "evolved" program that can be created with our means then its not sci-fi imo

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  10. @Johnny: i know. that's what i said about sci fi. future related thingies XD and no..it can't be created i believe. i prefer not to spoil it for the people though.

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  11. @Yiota: even so, if it is in our time and has our technology or slightly better its not core sci fi, it has sci fi elements imo

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  12. @Johnny: i said sci fi thriller ;)

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  13. @Yiota, i know, I wasnt disagreeing with you, you prick :P

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  14. @Johnny: dunno what prick means. thanks i guess:p ...or not...

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  15. @Johnny: LMAO! Okay...i don't thank you then.

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  16. @yiota: it is not a sci fi thriller

    i agree with Johnny on that

    and source code is way to much, but creating a computer super program is not.

    how come u don't know what prick means ? XD

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  18. @athanasia: I think Johnny agrees with the "Sci fi thriller" *shifty*
    And i can't understand what you mean at your 3rd line.

    How was to know it? Don't remember ever hear it before :P Johnny usually call me things in Greek XD

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  19. well I know this, when something in the movie is imposible by the current scientific facts and levels then it is either part of the science fiction or the fantasy groups, and source code is not part of fantasy so I think it is science fiction. And yeah a science fiction is good if it has aliens and/or lasers in it, if it hasn't it should be pretty good on the other aspects of the film or it will suck.

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  20. @silvestro sci fi requires something that is currently impossible by scientific standards and has to be set in a future world of some sort. Having time travel and something advanced is a sci fi element but i dont think its the only requirement to be listed as a full sci fi movie. Its like placing I am Robot and Star Wars in the same genre as I Am Legend. They both have sci fi elements but I Am Legend is not pure sci fi (The high tech virus and stuff is still considered science fiction)

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  21. @JohnnyB: the future setting is not a must in scifi, for example in stargate the main concept is that in ancient egypt there were aliens that built the piramids as landing pads, there are aliens, spaceships, lasers and even wormholes but it is set in the past. What makes a movie scifi is the imposible technological achievements nothing else, but to make a good scifi you definitely need aliens and/or lasers.

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  22. @yiota: about the sci fi part he doesn't totally agree.

    at my 3rd line i mean that creating a program like source code is pure fiction because of the "8 minutes" thing, but it is possible to create in the future a simulation program that physically or mentally "transports" a person to an other place.

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  23. @Silvestro, yes but Stargate IS in the future. They have advanced technology and use the gate. Yes they go back in time, but the setting is still the future.

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  24. I watched this movie on my iPad at the airport. Not only did it lessen the agony of my wait but it actually captivated me, I really enjoyed it. I’m really glad I work for DISH so I know about their technology and can get all my channels on my iPad. I was excited to get my Sling Adapter for that reason and now I’m trying to get my mom to sign up for DISH because new customers get the Sling Adapter for free! To get more info, visit http://bit.ly/k1ZtGO. It’s a fantastic deal!

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  25. @JohnnyB: Actually the setting is in the present, the story says that some guys found the stargate and the USA goverment is hiding it, but the year is the actual year that stargate got aired...

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  26. Jake Gyllenhaal did a great performance again in Source Code. I am not really into sci-fi movies, but somehow this one is different. Maybe, because there's no alien in the film.

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