Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden, Cas Anvar, Russell Peters, Brent Skagford, Craig Thomas, Gordon Masten
Directed by Duncan Jones
Expectations: High. I enjoyed Moon quite a bit and this looks good.
In terms of modern sci-fi films there are only a couple of names that register with me right now. I’m sure loads of others doing good work, but as of now, it’s only Christopher Nolan and Duncan Jones keeping hard sci-fi alive in my mind. Jones’ debut film, Moon, was a pretty good first film, even if it is more than a bit flawed. If nothing else, I was intrigued enough care about his next project almost sight unseen. So when he dropped Source Code and everyone seemed to collectively decide it was the best movie of early 2011, my interest was officially piqued.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays a military man tasked with the unique duty to find the identity of a terrorist bomber… after the bombing has already occurred. It’s a race against time as the terrorist plans to unleash a much more powerful device on the city of Chicago proper, so it is imperative that Jake works fast and with precision. I really shouldn’t describe any more specific plot details as a big part of the fun of Source Code is unraveling just what the hell is going on.