Inception is the gift that keeps on giving. Hollywood, of course, is nothing if not self-cannibalizing. It takes any kind of success and witlessly tries to duplicate it. But how do you duplicate a film as original, twisty, and downright weird as Inception? You don’t, of course. But maybe you greenlight intelligent, complex sci-fi thrillers that you might otherwise have ignored. Hence, we had The Adjustment Bureau, which wasn't particularly good but was at least a break from the standard Hollywood fare. And now we have the excellent Source Code.
Thank you, Christopher Nolan.
Source Code is directed by Duncan Jones, and if that name doesn’t sound familiar, how bout this one: Zowie Bowie? Yup, he’s David Bowie’s son, all growed up, and he’s turned into a darn good filmmaker. (His little seen Moon got critical raves.)
His leading man is Jake Gyllenhaal—Jakie-pie, in my household (ahem)—who is one actor I could see seamlessly taking over the Bourne franchise. He’s sensitive, yet...