Sound Off: Duncan Jones' Sci-Fi 'Source Code' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
April 1, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? In 2009, David Bowie's son Duncan Jones directed a stellar sci-fi indie called Moon, putting him on the map as a filmmaker to watch. Now he's back with his second film, Source Code, from a script by Ben Ripley starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan. So how is it? Did Duncan Jones hit the sophomore slump or does it live up to Moon? What did you think of the time-travel storyline and the way Colter Stevens interacted with both sides? What did you think of the ending? If you've seen it, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of Duncan Jones' Source Code!
To fuel the fire (spoilers may be included), I really enjoyed Source Code, I thought it was a very fascinating sci-fi with a lot of thought-provoking ideas. I was initially worried that it would be a safe second feature from Duncan Jones, and while it started out a bit tame and it moves along at a standard rate, it's actually a very fascinating film that is, obviously, very well directed. I absolutely love the time freeze/explosion scene near the end with the comedian, I almost teared up watching that. I feel like it's one of those great films that you just want to discuss because it brings up great ideas about life/mortality and the physics of our universe.
What did you think of Source Code? A fantastic, thought-provoking sci-fi or just a bland film?
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