Wednesday 13 April 2011

Film: Source Code

Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) plays a soldier who is placed inside the body of a terror attack victim for the last 8 minutes of his life using experimental "Source Code" technology.

This is a mash up of Groundhog Day, The Butterfly Effect, Memento and Avatar as poor old Jake must endure a man's final moments over and over again.

The first 30mins or so are pretty tiresome as I quickly bored of the same scene repeating, albeit with slight differences, each time.

The film starts properly when the true nature of Gyllenhaal's horrible predicament is revealed.

Can he stop the attack despite realising his own dreadful circumstances?

This is ok without ever being anything more but if you want a time bending thriller I'd recommend The Butterfly Effect instead.

Ric's Rating: 59%

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