“Source Code”


BONUS MOVIE REVIEW: I’ve been wanting to watch this movie for a while now and because of Memorial Day weekend, I decided to watch it last night. The movie I watched is “Source Code” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Zodiac), Michelle Monaghan (Gone Baby Gone, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, The Departed), Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale, The Manchurian Candidate), Michael Arden (Anger Management (TV series), Bride Wars), Cas Anvar (The Terminal, Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen), and Russell Peters (Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour- Live from The 02 Arena, Russell Peters Presents). This movie is centered around a US Army helicopter pilot named Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal), who wakes up in a commuter train not knowing how he got there. The last memory he has is of him flying in Afghanistan. There is this girl in front of him named Christina (Monaghan) who is talking to him like she knows him. Stevens doesn’t know what is going on and goes to the bathroom and when he looks in the mirror, he is looking at someone else. He starts freaking out and when Christina starts trying to calm him down, the train explodes killing everyone on board. Stevens then wakes up in some kind of pod. There is a woman named Goodwin (Farmiga)  who talks to him through a video feed telling him that he needs to find out where the bomb is on the train and who the bomber is to help the government track down the convict before he strikes again. Stevens then has to go back over and over again to find where the bomb and the bomber is, with only eight minutes to figure it out before the train explodes again. I was interested in this movie when I saw the trailer because it seemed like the movie for me since the sci-fi genre is my favorite (I also love mysteries as well). I expected a lot out of this movie and it presented itself rather well with the story being good, the acting being great, and the action scenes being awesome. It didn’t go above my expectations, but it didn’t fall short of them either. I loved the whole concept and it even provided me with an extreme plot twist. The cons of this movie is that I wasn’t confused during the whole thing until the ending. I tried to figure out what really happened at the end, and I have some idea as to what happened, but it still is rather a brain teaser as to figure out what just happened. Other than that, the movie did a rather fine job and I recommend anyone who hasn’t seen it to watch it! FINAL SCORE: 81%= Juicy Popcorn

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