The Lincoln Lawyer, Sucker Punch, and Source Code

This week at the theater I saw The Lincoln Lawyer, Sucker Punch, and Source Code.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Matthew McConaughey stars in the big-screen adaptation of Michael Connelly’s best-selling novel about struggling lawyer Mick Haller, who conducts business from his Lincoln Town Car. When Mick finally lands a big case, it has deadly consequences. Tasked with defending rich Lothario Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), who’s been charged with assault, Mick finds himself and his family in danger when he deduces that the sinister Louis may be guilty.

I think that this movie should have been better advertised, but this movie was good. I had not read the book going into this movie and I found the movie easy to follow. Great story and great acting by all the cast. Wow!! Definitely worth the admission price. If you have not seen this movie, you should; it is a great thriller.

Rating: 10 out of 10 stars.


Sucker Punch

In this mind-warping action thriller, Baby Doll (Emily Browning), a girl slated for lobotomy in a 1950s-era asylum, leads a group of young female inmates in an attempt to escape both their mental fantasy worlds and the actual institution where they are prisoners. To accomplish her plan, Baby Doll must steal five objects — but is the man who’s trying to stop her real, or a figment of her imagination? Zack Snyder (Watchmen) directs.

Zach Snyder (enough said) deliveries in this awesome sci-fi fantasy world. Like much of Snyder’s films great use of slow motion and great music in Sucker Punch. I was a little confused in the middle of the movie as to what was real and what was imagination and I think that was what he was trying to achieve, but by the end of the movie I have it all sorted out. Great watch for any sci-fi lover.

Rating: 9 out of 10 stars.


Source CodeSource Code

Jake Gyllenhaal portrays a soldier recruited for a time-bending government investigation that places him in another man’s mind and body, reliving the same traumatic event repeatedly in an effort to identify the perpetrators of a terrorist bombing. Vera Farmiga plays a communications specialist who provides the vital link to the soldier’s primary reality as he searches for critical clues within a recurring nightmare.

This movie was different from what I thought. I thought it was time-traveling movie, like Deja Vu, but turned out more like a time-recall movie. It made me think of an awesome updated version of Quantum Leap where the individual cannot change the course of history. Good twists and turns in this movie. It really kept me guessing who bombed the train until the end.

Rating: 9 out of 10 stars.



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