Thursday, May 5, 2011
I knew seeing Source Code after Charade was going to be a mistake. Problem is that it is Thursday and my movie night. I tried to resist the urge but it has been a part of my routine for many years that I couldn't fight the need to succumb. I had to pop over to Hastings to see it as my local cinema has Water for Elephants tonight which I'm not really keen on seeing. I'm not a Robert Pattinson fan, and even less of a Reese Witherspoon one. Christoph Waltz looks too type cast as well, so it is a movie I feel it is best to avoided by moi!
Source Code doesn't offer anything new in any way. The premise is just another take on time travel but re-dressed as quatum physcis. I reminded me very much of Denzel Washington outing Deja Vu of several years back.Whilst not quite the same they are extremely similar in premise. The technique of a return to the same scene is nothing new either as Vantage Point done it several years ago and was much superior. Again, when I saw the unoriginality, I was bored and just wanted to go home. I had started to squirm in my seat which is a good sign as to the quality of what I'm watching!
To be bluntly honest I really don't think Source Code is worth bothering with. If you want a quiet night at the flicks with the grey matter in neutral then it will suffice. It will not offer you anything new in any way. For me this is one to wait for when it comes out on DVD because you won't miss anything by not going to a cinema. The end sums it up as it stutters to a cliqued ending that was nothing but a cop out...pussies!! ( aren't they Karina! ).
Nothing new here, and quite un-remarkable. Entertaining...maybe, but it bored me quite badly. Maybe I'm judging it against Charade but when you see such a great classic the day before it is hard not to. The difference between a truely great film that has endured in quality is glaringly obvious against this which is just another churned out Hollywood nothingness. All I can say is this...bring on Lawrence of Arabia!!!!!!!!!!
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