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Scott Roberts
Source Code
on Apr 4, 2011 at 2:07:31 pm

It’s like if Quantum Leap and Groundhog’s Day had a baby on top of a Twelve Monkeys DVD.

It’s probably better to know as little as possible going into Source Code as you can. It’s confusing at first for the protagonist, and I was slightly confused with him for a while. When it all starts to make sense in the film, it all made sense to me. That’s part of Source Code’s charm, I suppose, it’s complex but not in an overbearing way. Much like Inception. Not too hard to follow along, but still presents some challenging ideas.

I actually liked the message of Source Code, and I’m sure like all science fiction films it can be picked apart to nausea, but I didn’t bother to do that. Despite one large hole in the end of the film, I actually found myself liking how it all turned out. I went along for the ride, and I enjoyed it. And I didn’t have to turn my brain off to enjoy said ride, either. So thanks for that, Source Code!

Duncan Jones, who directed the underrated 2009 film Moon, is proving himself to be this generation’s sci-fi director to get excited about. If only he’d cast his father in something soon, I want some Bowie in space!

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Stephen Smith
Re: Source Code
on Apr 4, 2011 at 3:27:11 pm

I'm so happy to hear. I think this film looks really cool and I can't wait to see it.

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Mark Suszko
Re: Source Code
on Apr 4, 2011 at 8:45:25 pm

Stupid title, interesting concept.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Source Code
on Jul 28, 2011 at 1:43:02 pm

I finally got to redBox this movie and I enjoyed it a lot. It didn't talk down to me, and it had a narative flow that I found very natural. There is forshadowing in the very first couple of jumps that hints quite broadly at the ending, if you are paying attention. The casting was good, cinematography was very pretty,(Though i used to ride that train and can tell you the trains are not that clean or nice) and the performances were good. I thought the movie should have ended a few minutes earlier at the freeze-frame kiss. I thought the stuff that came after was kind of a loss of nerve on the producers' part, to make a more commercial type of happy ending. It still works, though.


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Scott Roberts
Re: Source Code
on Jul 28, 2011 at 4:01:49 pm

[Mark Suszko] "Though i used to ride that train and can tell you the trains are not that clean or nice"

Ain't that the truth. I was on a Metra last weekend... A faint smell of garbage in the air. The general aura of despair. The joys of cheap transportation.


I picked it up on Blu-ray on Tuesday but haven't watched it again yet. I'll have to look for the foreshadow you speak of, I don't recall anything jumping out at me. But I saw it a while ago, so I don't remember many of the details. I do remember, however, that the ending was indeed like 2 minutes too long.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Source Code
on Jul 28, 2011 at 5:55:22 pm

Spoiler ahead.










When he enters/exits the simulation, there is always a glimpse of the girl and him admiring "Cloud Gate", AKA "the Bean". The sculpture in Millennium Park that's a giant chrome kidney bean.

Which they can only be able to do if the train arrives at the nearby station intact and they get off. So it represents a possible alternate timeline he might achieve.


When I rode those METRA trains, they stank of old cigarettes, diesel oil, and ennui.


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Scott Roberts
Re: Source Code
on Jul 28, 2011 at 6:15:09 pm

Ah yes, I remember the bean shots now. Maybe I didn't think much of them at the time. Maybe it's because 75% of my facebook friends have a picture of that bean on their account, and its basically lost all its magic to me...


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Mark Suszko
Re: Source Code
on Jul 28, 2011 at 7:05:22 pm

So I'm thinking about renting the movie "Source Code"....















:-)


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Scott Roberts
Re: Source Code
on Jul 28, 2011 at 7:09:31 pm

Oh no! I only have 8 minutes to come up with a witty response before my browser crashes!


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Mark Suszko
Re: Source Code
on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:51:12 pm

So I'm thinking about seeing this move: "Source Code"; have any of you heard about it?


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Scott Roberts
Re: Source Code
on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:59:37 pm

Mark? Hey, Mark! Mark Suszko? Mark Suszko, I thought it was you!

Hey, hey! Now, don't you tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you. Ned... Ryerson. "Needlenose Ned"? "Ned the Head"?

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Mark Suszko
Re: Source Code
on Jul 28, 2011 at 10:47:34 pm

You got me, babe, it's too early... and don't drive angry.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Source Code/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Prequel
on Oct 7, 2011 at 7:34:45 pm

SPOILER ALERT









-First, I loved that Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap) was the voice of Colter's Father. Very cool. I recall that I said the trailer looked like Quantum Leap.
-I always wondered where that Brain came from on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles carton and now I know. He was a helicopter pilot who died and his brain works for the source code. Eventually they gave him that robot with a bubble for his brain to ride in and he went bad so the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had to fight him to save the world.
-What great Establishing shots of the train. I imagine there where lots of high fives once those where finished. The timing on them would be very difficult.
-I enjoyed the film and had a great time watching it.
-After the kiss freeze frame it felt a little long I wish they would have just shortened it a little to get to the final ending.
-Well worth the time to watch it.

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