The film I chose as my number one of 2011, now viewed in Blu-ray. This is my first Blu-ray experience, a double pack so I can still watch it in my own film playing devices, but the Blu-ray was the one to view while home. So crisp you can see each wrinkle on that ladies face. Soften it up a little, will ya?
On second viewing, Source Code is still an exciting film about one man who has eight minutes to find the bomber on a train. And then another eight minutes, then another, as he keeps going back thanks to the Source Code program. It could have been an incredibly confusing premise to explain, but the film manages to make it clear for the viewer, perhaps at the expense of some subtlety. Jake Gyllenhaal plays his role well, full of emotion and frustration a she comes to terms with his situation and the people on the train he starts to warm up to. The Blu-ray picture really does make a difference, switching from Blu-ray to DVD showed the sharp images soften up, but not in the pleasing way you’d imagine. Crisp is good, crisp is the future! Though I despite the clear improvement, I don’t think the improvement is big enough for me to always jump for the double packs. Just for the occasional film, a little treat, or a classic purchase. The extra features above a DVD rarely matter.
Still good, but showing a few slight flaws of strict in your face storytelling I missed last time, Source Code was a good first choice in my Blu-Ray experience. A great film tackling a complicated concept, made easy for all and most importantly, fun to watch. It would be great to replay eight minutes of the past, but seeing as it doesn’t do anything, it would be a little pointless. Unless we receive that cheesy ending too.