Like many new filmmakers, British director Duncan Jones has an awful lot to prove with his second feature – particularly as his 2009 debut, Moon, is widely regarded as one of the best independent sci-fi films of recent years. But, while Source Code never quite reaches the dizzy heights of Moon, it undoubtedly marks Jones out as a remarkable new talent.
Man in the moon…
In the not so distant future, after mankind has ravaged the Earth’s natural resources to the brink of destruction, salvation is found on the far side of the moon. It is home to massive quantities of Helium-3, a fuel that has become essential to mankind’s survival, and so mega-corporation Lunar Industries sends astronauts to oversee the mining of this miracle element and its safe passage back to earth.