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Source Code: A Review

This film was lent to me by a friend. I’m not sure I’d even seen a trailor for it just heard about it from other people talking. As a result I didn’t have a clue what to expect, other than something possibly matrix like going by the name.

I will say this now, the name of the film is lame, whoever came up with it needs to get other people to title things for them in future. Nothing even remotely like ‘code’ was involved and it was definitely nothing like the matrix (though I can see why someone might have thought it was, it wasn’t)

I liked the actors, both main characters did a good job. Jake Gyllenhaal was different enough from his Prince of Persia role I didn’t find him too unbelievable or get any sand filled flashbacks to anything unrelated to this film, except for right at the very start but I think that was just because I’d forgotten he was in it.

Vera Farmiga’s role was similar enough to her part in Up in the air that I knew she’d be just fine pulling it off and thankfully she was less heartless than she was in the other film so I could also like her more.

The plot was reasonable, nothing fantastic but gripping enough I wasn’t bored. Without spoiling things the ending was so scientifically unsound I couldn’t believe it at all but it was a happy ending so I may just forgive it. Maybe anyway. It’s too early to tell yet.

I don’t think I’ll be buying it but I won’t complain if I’m bought it or if I end up sitting through it at the request of others. It was an action kinda cute film, the kind of film guys get their girls to watch with them and the girls don’t mind too much.