Duncan Jones (David Bowie's son) present us after the movie "Moon"(2009), another kind of Sci-Fi-thriller, the "Source Code". This movie is about an Afghanistan USA Captain who has 8 minutes to save the world. Well 8+8+8+8+8.....an ever ending of 8 minutes. An attack has occurred in a commuter train heading to Chicago, and Cap Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) can access into the mind and body of the 8 last minutes of a passenger on that train. This 8 minutes are to be repeated until he identifies the bomb and the bomber, to prevent further attacks on Chicago's down town. His front passenger and "train friend" is Christine (Michelle Monaghan), an ordinary girl from whom Colter will have a crush (obviously). Between saving the world, understanding his role in all of this (his memoirs are somewhat fuzzed) and the crush on Christina, Colter has a lot of effort to make to finish his mission. Goodwin (Vera Farmiga) is her handler in all of this, and tries to helping him from the outside.
This seems all to obvious, but yet intriguing, and when we see it we known something is wrong. Spoilers apart, the movie is a great entertainment, has a nice plot, though the end is arguable. Science geeks may see it inaccurate, but well this is Hollywood... no one really cares. Some ideas are interesting and I think that's what this movie is...interesting. Jake is proven himself to be all kind of genre guy, though his Bambi eyes are always there and Farmiga is always interesting to see on screen, with her always mysterious lines (even if they aren't), but felt so true by the spectator.
In the turmoil of the hangover after the Oscar's great pictures (maybe not all so great, who cares right?) in which we see premiers of movies no one cares about this one is a catch. To enjoy and not to speculate.
Colter Stevens: What would you do if you knew you only had one minute to live?
Christina Warren : I'd make those seconds count.
I guess we all should make our seconds count :P enjoy