This fellow, Jake Gyllenhaal just keeps surprising with each of his new movie and new role. When you thought he is a cute romantic boy next door (like in The Day After Tomorrow), he surprises us with a mature and serious role in Brokeback Mountain… And then on to a sword-and-sorcery action film Prince of Persia with a complete new hunky look. And now he is back in Sci Fi thriller Source Code.
Jake stars as Captain Colter Stevens, a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown person, travelling in a train heading for a bomb blast. Later he discovers that he is part of a military mission. He again and again lives last eight minutes of life of a commuter on the train to discover the bomber and stop future attacks on Chicago.
Michelle Monaghan’s character brings fresh breeze to the intense plot, while Vera Farmiga plays a military officer guiding Colter Stevens through this mysterious journey.
Movie is a good thriller and will keep you glued to the plot. However, there are few loopholes in the movie which may drift your mind towards justifying the twists of the movie.
Those of you who like Sci Fi genera, enjoyed Bourne Identity series would like this one as well. So, go watch it while it’s still in theatres.
Jake Gyllenhaal as Colter Stevens/Sean Fentress
Michelle Monaghan as Christina Warren
Vera Farmiga as Colleen Goodwin
Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Rutledge
Cas Anvar as Hazmi
Russell Peters as Max Denoff
Michael Arden as Derek Frost
Scott Bakula as Stevens’ father (Voice cameo)
Frédérick De Grandpré as Sean Fentress’ Reflection (Body cameo)