Saturday, March 10, 2012

DVD: Source Code



DVD Source Code

It’s Saturday night and there wasn’t much to watch on the TV, so it was a perfect opportunity to dig into our Blu-ray collection of unwatched DVDs.

We selected ‘Source Code’, a sort of ‘Groundhog Day’ meets ‘The Matrix’ storyline. I hadn’t heard of any of the stars in it: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan, but maybe that’s my because of my age!! It was directed by Duncan Jones (this, his second film – the first being ‘Moon’ in 2009).

I really enjoyed the film, although Ann got bored half-way through as there were no bodices being ripped :).

It’s another in the growing trend of high-concept-partnered-with-complex storylining types and it’s most certainly NOT one of those films where you can pop out to the kitchen to make a cup of tea and hope to know what’s going on when you get back!

I’d also recommend this as an ‘alcohol-free’ film, because any impairment to your mental faculties is going to seriously jeopardise your understanding of what’s going on.

The film was pretty fast-paced with some beautiful vistas of Chicago and great special effects without being over the top. The acting was competent and it was clear that by the end, the film could easily mutate into a series …maybe!

I won’t reveal the ending, because it’ll spoil it for you, but suffice to say, it’s worth watching it right up to the end for an interesting twist/conclusion. You can obviously pick up a copy from Amazon – we only paid 11.99 for the Blu-ray version, which is a good price as it came with a standard DVD version plus a digital copy for your phone/PSP/Tablet.