So, I recently watched Source Code. According to the plot; When a person dies there’s a short term memory which stores 8 minutes of information & the source code project enables that memory from a dead person to be re-lived by another person- Not just what the person did but anything the person could’ve done/not done— Basically, you’re re-living the person’s last 8 minutes—You even have the person’s body. But in the movie, a dead Captain is the one being plugged in.
The movie was very interesting and puzzling. But, the story has a few “flaws”. For instance; towards the end of the movie, when the Captain sends an email to Goodwin. Should it be possible to exchange an email or phone calls between two different realities? And in the email he talks of the suspected bomber who was found on the train. Isn’t that the same bomber who set off the initial explosion?
The idea of a parallel reality is an interesting one.. It’s not real and it’s not simulation. So people are really dying but people are not really dying.
Another sad thing is the innocent dude that dies. Yeah, ever wondered what happened to the original occupier of the body the Captain is living in?—Yeah, Sean. So, the Captain is stuck in a parallel reality in a stranger’s body?
I like the idea of an alternate reality, but this movie takes it to another level by making the “reality” exist in itself without a connection to the real reality. Quite understandable considering that it’s fiction, that is; It makes sense only to your imagination.. Explains the twisty ending and all.. It doesn’t necessarily have to be explainable. Great, movie overall..