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Source Code Review

Source Code

Not the best movie, but not the worst either.

I wish someone would have told me to leave my analytical thinking at home to fully appreciate “Source Code”. I made the mistake of bringing that with me—you know, so that I could pay attention and make sense of the movie—since this was a serious action drama instead of some silly comedy. Big mistake! It resulted in me not fully enjoying the film and that was a shame. Perhaps if I had gone with the same mindset as I went to see “Battle: Los Angeles” I would have loved it.

So is this a bad movie? Okay, it’s not. I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s not a great movie either! And if this is the best movie of the year, as some critics have claimed it to be, then I might as well stay home for the rest of the year and not bother with the cinema at all. Sometimes, I wonder what the hell critics are thinking when they open their big yaps?

The story idea IS interesting, I’ll give them that. I thought it was going to be like “Deja Vu”, it wasn’t, quite. I am sure it was some sort of inspiration for the writer of this film. They took the idea from “Deja Vu”, twisted it and made it “unique”. After seeing the movie, I have no real issues with the concept any more. I do however have issues with how they told it.

I thought they made the movie purposely and needlessly confusing to create drama and tension. I saw right through it from the minute the movie started. Because of this, it made me think that they were hiding something on me, and I was right. The movie was so predictable that I lost interest in it.

However, there were instances where the movie would pull me back in and made me interested in it again. Well, it wasn’t a very high interest; more of a mild curiosity than anything. But that was the oddest characteristic of this film. I felt like a ping pong, or a yo-yo, or something. It was like they purposely were messing with my interest level. They pulled me in and out. I was constantly reevaluating the film; one minute it was a 3 out of 5 the next it was a 4 out of 5.

I guess that’s enough for me to recommend the film. Just don’t make the same mistake as I did. Do not try to analyze it. The film just doesn’t make sense! I’ll default to that T-Mobil commercial, “It makes sense if you don’t think about it.” If you really want to see this movie go right ahead, I guess. I won’t stop you, but I would suggest that you at least wait for the DVD. I’ll give this movie a 3.5 out of 5

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