I’m not sure who sees hit movies in the theater even later than I do… maybe people with two kids. But, believe it or not, when I talk about the ending of The Source Code, it may give away the ending. Shocking, I know.
I didn’t expect to become enthralled by The Source Code. Not after watching that explosion-ridden preview 100 times during basketball games. But, the film had an intelligence and an emotional core that its trailer failed to convey. This depth can be plainly seen by the long analysis that Zac and Lauren gave the film. But because I became so invigorated by the film, it was even more disappointing when it developed a stereotypical Hollywood ending. The Source Code until the last couple minutes was a very good unconventional film, with very solid acting, directing, and writing. But, a film’s ending consistently seems to be the hardest part to create. Hell, even geniuses like Monty Python had trouble with it!