Jake Gyllenhaal is an Afghanistan pilot by the name of Colter Stevens, who wakes up on a Chicago bound train only to be mistaken as a common pedestrian by the name of Sean. Confused yet?
As the movie unfolds, and the story is delivered, it captivates you to the point of no return. Source Code is a military science experiment that allows a compatible brain to experience the last eight minutes of a victim's life. Which means, we the audience get to relive it as well.
While you may be sitting there asking, "Why would I want to see a movie that just repeats the same event over and over again?" I assure you that the mystery of the story and the differences in each take are almost as entertaining as this article. Each time you relive the same events they're different. It holds your attention and best of all, makes you wonder. And if that doesn't make you want to see what the hell I'm talking about, I don't know what will.
Stevens' mission on the train is to identify a mysterious bomber. Through each scene we get fed new clues about both the bomber as well as Stevens. The main character is a great compliment to the thrill ride that this movie gives. The only fault (and it's a small one) is the ending. It's a great ending, but there's actually three places this movie could have stopped. I personally wished that it ended at the first one. If it did, it would have been a tragedy as much as it is about seizing the day.
Thrilling, satisfying, intense...a must see movie. The performances alone could carry the film, but add on a great story, a director that has evident talent and you get a hell of a movie. Source Code is out on DVD now and I strongly suggest you lend it two hours of your time.
Written By: Jordan