July 10th, 2011

Source Code - Movie Review

Essentially a 90 minute episode of The Twilight Zone - but a good 90 minutes episode of The Twilight Zone.

(That said if you watch it with a partner who did not understand the end of Blade Runner you will end up in the same conversation I ended up with with Rome Girl tonight trying to explain both the end of this film and the end of Blade Runner. It's not that they have the same ending - it's that both endings rely on the audience understanding the same sort of conventions.

Oddly, while Rome Girl was confused by the ends of both films she really liked Source Code but not Blade Runner. My general point being, I guess, is that the movie makes more sense and is more fun if you understand the conventions of Phillip K. Dick and Rod Sterling and less so if you don't.)