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Ever wonder what would happen if you took the movie Groundhog Day and made it a thriller along the lines of Inception? Well, wonder no more, because now you have Source Code. Directed by Duncan Jones of Moon, we see Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) on a mission to find the identity of a commuter train bomber in Chicago.
From the very beginning the viewer is hooked with an intriguing tale of a very confused Captain Colter Stevens trapped in another person’s form. Beginning in the body of Sean, we are transported back to the scene of the initial incident of the bombing of the commuter train. Stevens has only eight minutes to pull together what is going on and gather as much info as he can before the train is exploded in a terrorist attack. Soon after the explosion, we discover that he is part of the Source Code, a government group trying to stop the bomber. Stevens is sent back to the last eight minutes of Sean’s life repeatedly in order to gather as many clues as possible in hopes of stopping a second impending attack.
When the story turns from helping to stop the killer of dozens of train passengers, to one of finding out what he is involved in truly, things get sticky. The captain finds out on one of his man trips back into the source code things he was not ready to hear. I won’t spoil to much of the action, but be ready for a few good twists and turns along the way. Gyllenhaal does an excellent job at keeping the momentum going with his intense emotions and strong will to help those around him. The plot bounces around and is full of drama both on the train and back in the real world where those, including Army Captain Goodwin, are helping push him to work harder.
The film is filled with action packed thrilling scenes that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. So don’t miss out on any of this action and get to your nearest theater to check it out!