Source Code

After all the nonsense with the CRA this past week, I grabbed the middle child and went to the movies on Saturday. Partially based on reviews and on the movie description, I chose to give Source Code a try. On Fandango it was rated with a reviewer score of 74. This was much higher that some of the other films that I pondered. The film description on fandango reads:

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.

The premise could be compared to a mash-up of Groundhog Day, 7 Days and Quantum Leap. As the main character keeps living the event over and over again, he begins to take unconventional approaches to solving the challenge before him. He even gets to know many of the people on the train with him.

As the movie progresses you get a glimpse of the larger world that is impacted by the terror attack on the train. The main character learns how he was chosen to be part of the Source Code project. He also comes up with some creative ways of testing the limits of his eight minute time loop. The movie ending is satisfying. I won’t give it away, but it’s worth a look even at full price.

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Dedicated Christian that has experienced many facets of Christendom thru the years. Father of three and husband of but one wife. William has over 27 years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping. He has worked for both government & private sector entities. His private sector background includes many years working in commercial and residential construction environments. Unlike most folks, this experience includes signing the front of the check, not just the back. Books that matter: Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin, Christian Reconstruction by R.J. Rushdooney, Days of Vengeance by David Chilton, Genesis Flood by Whitcomb & Morris, Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell; Political: currently, No Party Preference, recovering Republican involved at county and State level, participated in many campaigns and conventions, periodic CRA member since early days of Barbara Alby; Education: Nuclear Reactor Operator--US Navy, Masters in Business Administration, Bachelor's Degree in Government, Microsoft Certified System's Engineer, CompTIA Network Plus and A Plus certifications, and various post graduate classes.

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