Posted on 4/01/11 10:54 PM
"What would you do if you had less than a minute to live?"
That was one of many questions asked in Source Code. I was not expecting this film to be great, but I was sooooo wrong! I absolutely loved Source Code. The story is really what drives this film. Source Code is about a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. Sounds simple enough right? Wrong! As the movie progresses the plot becomes thicker and thicker with twists and turns around every corner! So lets get started.
Acting: Without the great preformances this movie would of not be good. Jake Gyllenhaal's preformance was amazing, flawless, outstanding, etc. He really delivered here. His suporting cast also did an excellent job. I have never seen Michelle Monaghan in a film before and at first I kinda did not like her character but, like the rest of the film, her preformance gets better as it goes on. Vera Farmiga, on the other hand, I have seen in other movies. Her emotions she displayed really made me like her even more. The other passangers on the train did really well for their small parts.
Direction: I have liked Duncan Jones the second Moon ended. After seeing Source Code I want to see him more and more. Hopefully his story Mute will be a film after it is released as a graphic novel. Anyway, his direction in this film was outstanding! He had great suspense, great character development, he displayed the plot fantasticly, and the film never slowed down. I really liked the way the film looked throughout and the camera angles used inside the source code. The film becomes very emotional at points and Duncan Jones made these scenes hit home. I almost cried! He is moving up my list of favorite directors.
Lastly, I loved this film and I was not expecting the twists. My heart was racing and my mind was thinking. 100%!!!