…and it leaves rather a clumsy feeling. The visuals are great. I hope it is just the editing though, because Duncan Jones (Duncan Zowie Jones!) directed two of the best science fiction movies of this century – “Moon” and “Source Code“.
A bunch of posters for “Moon“, one of the best sci-fi debuts ever.
The original poster is still my favourite though:
Duncan Jones’ 4th film, sci-fi noir set in 2052 Berlin “Mute“, will be released next year, and he describes it as a spiritual sequel to his debut, hinting that both movies share the same universe. He has been planning it since 2003 and it seems this time the visuals will not be prevailing over the content, like it happened with “Warcraft“, Jones’ 3rd film (an nice flick for any “Warcraft” videogame fan, but less so for everybody else). “Mute” is distributed by Netflix and stars Paul Rudd, Alexander Skarsgård and Justin Theroux.
Really looking forward to it.
Director: Duncan Jones. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright. USA, 2011. IMDB: 7.5. My rating: 4/4. Timelooped science fiction thriller.
– You seem concerned about the time. What are you late for?
– I’m on my way to an asshole festival. I hear you’re headlining.
(a dialogue between Gyllenhaal’s character and a train passenger)
– Source Code is not time travel. Rather, Source Code is time re-assignment. It gives us access to a parallel reality.
“Source Code” is an incredibly catchy and stylish sci-fi thriller that captures your attention easily and straight from the start. All things are in the right place here – it offers a great story, real characters that you care about, intrigue and a fast pace. Once again Duncan Jones shows us after his amazing debut “Moon” (2009) that you don’t need big funds or epic action to make good sci-fi, and “Source Code” is for sure a remarkable sci-fi film. Continue reading