Sunday, 3 April 2011
Movies I've Seen: Source Code
Damn good movie, and certainly not the "Groundhog Day with explosions" movie that a lot of critics have dismissively described it as.
For those who don't know, the movie is about an army helicopter pilot, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, whose mind is projected into another man's memories, with the intention of finding out a terrorist's next planned target.
He only is able to do the last eight minutes of the man's life, which I guess is where the 'Groundhog Day' comparisions come from, but really, it's a really good damn movie.
Duncan Jones, director of 'Moon' and son of David Bowie, did an awesome job with this movie. From the features from the weird, cramped metal box that Gyllenhaal goes to between trips, to the casting joke with Jake's character's dad, it's a really well put together movie.
Unashamedly Science fiction, the writing relishes the concepts and ideas that allow the story to work, unlike people like the guy who directed 'Battle: Los Angeles' who insisted that his movie about an alien invasion WASN'T science fiction, it was a war movie that happened to have aliens in it.
Anyways, the writing is great, the acting is awesome and I hearily endorse this movie.