Source Code is a Groundhog Day type of film, about a soldier who keeps waking up in the body of a man who died in a train accident.
Apparently, the military has all sorts of awesome stuff they’re not telling us. In Source Code, they have a machine that allows soldiers to live the last few minutes of a person’s life in order to figure out what happened to them. What I don’t understand is why they used some dipshit soldier who doesn’t seem to know why he’s in the machine at the start. I get why the screenwriter would use him, since it’s an easy way to explain the world to the viewer by explaining it to the character, but what the fuck is the military doing? My theory is that they’re not the US military, but rather the Canadian military using stolen technology, which would explain the dipshitedness.
This is Duncan Jones’ follow up to Moon, which I thought was a decent film, if a little on the dumb side also. Hey! I see a theme emerging.
I finally figured out where the stupid is coming from. Writer Ben Ripley has very little work to his name, and what does he have? Species III. Not the brilliant Species, or even brillianter Species II, but the third one, which we all know was the bad one. Fantastic.
Who’s It For?
Movie Release Date
April 15, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Jake Gyllenhaal … Colter Stevens
Michelle Monaghan … Christina
Vera Farmiga … Carol Goodwin
Russell Peters … Max Denoff
Trains often cause Groundhog Day type anomalies. Happens all the time. I was riding the train the other day, when I thought, haven’t I done this before? I’ve also thought that on the toilet. Wait, haven’t I written this before?
Wait, haven’t I written this before?
Groundhog Day, 12 Monkeys, Moon, Species III
What’s Good About It?
Michelle Monaghan. Yowza. Um… Watching Jake Gyllenhaal die a bunch should be fun.
What’s Bad About It?
Watch the trailer. Consider the acting ability of Mr. Gyllenhaal. This does not bode well.
Our Clever Prediction
Mediocre box office. Prince of Persia has proven that Gyllenhaal doesn’t have much drawing power, and the film just looks like such a retread. I’m not hopeful.