Source Code is a solidly cool film, with a great performance by the cast, especially Jake Gyllenhaal. It is a pretty good sc-fi film, and though it won’t leave as much an impression as inception, it’s very similar, but much smaller in scale. It’s a very well rounded film for being just 90 minutes long, which is good for preventing boredom. Continue reading
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Gattaca is set in a dystopian future style world, where your death is predicted as soon as you are born. When Vincent Freeman is born (played by Training Day star Ethan Hawke) you see a nurse print out and read off a list of the probabilities of him contracting various diseases, and you hear about a heart condition that gives him only a 1% chance of surviving past 30. Job applications are similar, from a single drop of blood down to even just a handshake they can find out everything about you, which makes it (almost) impossible for disadvantaged Vincent to get the job he always dreamed of and go to space, with the company Gattaca.