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 replyMarch 09, 2018
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.
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!
So watched this over the last couple of days and it's really well done. Editing is great, quality holds up still really nicely and the new ending did fit really well. It really left me feeling sad of course unlike the original, but I like the darker ending, while still being a kind of nice send off for the character. Always thought this film was great, and nice to give it some new life.
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.
Its been a while since I saw the original, so I couldn't exactly tell or remember where certain scenes differed, which means this was very well done! Great pacing and the ending is way more impactful and meaningful than the original. Great edit and my go to recommendation for a fan-edit from now on. Thank you