SOURCE CODE 4K REVIEWED
“Source Code” is about reworking the worst train ride of your life. People die, twist endings and David Bowie’s son was keep his streak of excellent films alive. This was all pre Warcraft, but I have to admit that film is getting revisited by newer audiences. The film borrows liberally from the first Twilight Zone ever to air, while also trying to make a Sci-Fi romance. Honestly, it’s quite the feat for a mainstream movie. Why didn’t it work?
Well, when you spin plates, you’re going to lose one. Either you make the audience feel connected to the emerging Monaghan and Gyllenhaal romantic entrapment. Then, there’s the issue of what’s happening in the present. Does the terrorist bombing that spurred this story matter? Well, it’s the focal point for what birthed this story. Yet, you also have to revisit this loose take on The Jacket to give Gyllenhaal a reason for being there.
Confused yet? Watch the film, as it’ll play out better than a written play-by-play. That being said, it suffers from the Somewhere in Time trap. You can only do so much before you lose focus. Sci-Fi romance is hard.
- 4K only featurette
- Blu-ray only trivia track
- 1.78:1 2160p transfer
- Dolby Atmos