In the 1980’s the “Back to the Future” series fascinated many audiences for the mere fact that people were convinced that by the twentieth century, every person would be driving cars that fly, or have holographic televisions in every home.
Similar to “Back to the Future,” “Source Code” is also a Sci-Fi film that shows how superior technology which has the ability to transport human beings to a different time experience.
On the other hand, “Back to the Future” differs from “Source Code” in that the main character in “Source Code,” Captain Colter Stevens, played by Jake Gyllenhaal wakes up in another man’s body during the last 8 minutes of his life. The train that he is boarding blows up and kills everyone. Colter then realizes that he is on a military assignment to rewind time and re-board the train utilizing a program called Source Code with the specific mission of identifying the bomb as well as the bomber in order to prevent another attack.
This script is written well with the elements of romance, action, suspense, and of course, science fiction. The lead designer of the Source Code program, Dr. Rutledge, played by Jeffrey Wright, is convinced that the focus of the mission is solely to locate the bomb and the terrorist opposed to Colter who believes that he can save everyone on the train including Christina Warren (Michelle Monaghan), a woman who has caught his eye.
Source Code can be described as a modern, high tech, yet very sophisticated version of the comical movie, “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray in which he experiences the same day repeatedly In both movies, the main characters become frustrated at their constant and perplexing battle with time. However, the action-packed story line of “Source Code” is guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats from beginning until the credits roll.
This movie is both clever and ingenious. The final scenes of the film are very tastefully written so that the audience is left with a lot of hope for the development of Morrah and Warren’s relationship as well as many advances in technology.
Source Code is absolutely a movie for deep thinkers who are looking for fast-paced action and suspense with a small taste of sweet romance. Source Code gets a high rating of 9 out of 10.