Source Code: Version 1.2

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Source Code: Version 1.2
Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
How it should have ended.
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2011
Original Running Time:
93
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
87
Time Cut:
6
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Brief Synopsis:
The original 'Source Code' is a good film, but is let down by a shallow and poorly executed twist ending. "Version 1.2" removes the last minute "life" theme and shifts the emphasis to Captain Colter Stevens receiving dignity and closure before embracing his fate. A handful of other small changes have also been made (see cutlist).
Intention:
I initially went in with the sole aim of ending the movie 5 minutes earlier, so as to rid it of the awful "Love Conquers Plot Holes" ending. But after trying it, it just felt too abrupt. Therefore I decided to take a new approach and alter the narrative during the phone call scene in order to use that footage and provide some finality to the closing shots. This also meant that I had to re-score parts of these scenes in order to cover up some unwanted sound effects (no clean center channel).
Additional Notes:
As of June 2018, this has been reworked using a Blu-ray source. Details in cutlist.
Other Sources:
Source Code OST
Special Thanks:
- To everyone who provided feedback and encouragement (and a particular shout out to Sinbad, who also suggested the title)
- To my sister, for designing poster art
- To my OTHER sister, for bringing my attention to the memory flashes
- To ThrowgnCpr for technical assistance and advice on colour correction
- To my brother, whose idea it was to utilise the phone call scene
- To anyone else I’ve forgotten…
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
The Gist:

- Applied minor colour balance filter
- Removed “Love Conquers Plot Holes” Ending.
- Rearranged scenes to create new ending narrative.
- Shifted the emphasis from “life” to giving Stevens dignity and closure.
- A handful of other, minor cuts
Cuts and Additions:
- Applied colour balance filter to whole film, reducing overly dominant colours and increasing brightness slightly
- Added fanedit.org templates
- Added Scribbling Man logo
- Added custom title
- Tightened first train explosion, also:
- Removed naff CG shot of train crashing
- Tightened second train explosion
- Trimmed second post-explosion blackout
- Edited all flashes to exclude any "future" memories (and, in one case, created a new one)
- Trimmed Stevens getting hit by train
- Removed memory flash completely (I.e. Train hits - Stevens Jolts awake)
- Removed "Bing" product placement when Stevens is using the woman's phone
- Cut “I knew he was a keeper”
- Re-edited and rescored phonecall scene. It’s now ambiguous who Stevens calls, and whether he gets through.
- Cut some of Goodwins more bizarre expressions when looking at Stevens body.
- Trimmed Max’s joke so we hear as little of it as possible without it being jarring. It’s a bad joke.
- Cut “Look” “What?” “All this life…” – somewhat poorly placed alongside Max’s sex joke.
- Re-edited and rescored film during when everyone freezes to include Stevens phonecall to his dad as a partial voice over. Changed closing shots to the infinite kiss followed by Stevens looking peaceful.
- Rescored end credits.

Since version 2 (HD Rework), the following has been changed:

- Cut "I've been having dreams of you... Really vivid" (It occurred to me that this was referencing the "future memories" that Stevens has which do not exist in this edit; therefore the conversation holds no relevance.)
- Slight variation in scoring, due to the HD version being done from scratch

User reviews

5 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.6  (5)
Visual Editing 
 
10.0  (5)
Audio Editing 
 
10.0  (5)
Narrative 
 
9.8  (5)
Enjoyment 
 
9.8  (5)
Overall rating 
 
10.0
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10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0

I feel like I'm one of five people who had no issue with the theatrical ending. That being said, this is an absolutely phenomenal edit with seamless editing throughout and sumptuous video quality.

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Yes
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This was easily one of my most favorite fanedits I've seen till date.The editing is seamless and so is the re-scoring of certain scenes,which shines especially with the re-worked finale.The aforementioned re-worked finale really injects the film with a new lease on life.It surely gives Colter's arc a much more meaningful finish then that haphazardly rushed romantic end the theatrical end used in a bid to send the audience back happy.

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Yes
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10.0
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This is a very good fanedit of the Source Code. The theatrical cut suffered from the feel good ending. A otherwise good film gets a better ending
thanks to The Scribbling Man. Editing is top notch video quality is good. buy the ticket take The Ride.

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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

Source Code is a tight, simple, and extremely moving film with an ending that completely wastes the precious emotion that builds up throughout the movie. This edit COMPLETELY fixes the movie in such an elegant, perfect way that its hard to describe without seeing. It makes the ending moments infinitely more impactful and thought-provoking. The smaller edits were smart and were expertly done. I particularly like what was done with the last phone call, a great decision. 10/10 on all fronts. I enjoyed Source Code originally but in its original form it didn't really stand out to me. Now its pretty much a perfect movie and I will be shoving it down the throats of everyone around me. Thank you so much.

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Owner's reply

Wow - kind words! So glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to review and giving such a generous rating.

Now that I own the blu-ray, I'll hopefully get round to doing an HD version sometime.

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Overall rating 
 
9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

I never really had a huge problem with the 'tacked on' original happy ending of Source Code on my first viewing, its the way Hollywood do things as a rule so it never really ocurred to me before seeing this that a revision was needed. Having watched this new edit and having gone back and revisited the original ending too, Boy.. did this need an edit! The original ending really doesn't make any sense at all given the context of everything that comes before it and the new ending devised here (I won't spoil it) is a VAST improvement on the original ending. There's a few nips and tuck throughout the movie that I probably wouldn't have even noticed had I not took a look at the in-the-works thread so that is testament to the skil of the editor in this too. The new ending is much more emotional than the original, a little more downbeat maybe but far more logical and lifts the mnovie from being one of the better sci-fi movies of the last decade to one of the best! Well worth a revisit with this new ending!

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Yes
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MP4/AVI/etc. (SD)
Owner's reply

Thanks for the review, man. Much appreciated :)

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