Genre Films Hitting Theaters This Week (4-1-11)

Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 09:12 pm GMT -4 by

It’s yet another week which means more genre films will be hitting theaters this Friday.  Actually, there are only two but don’t despair – they look quite promising.  And in light of the current events that are happening all around us on a daily basis, it’s definitely advantageous to go to the movies to forget about the troubles of today, even if it’s just for a couple of hours.

Debuting this Friday is ‘Source Code.’  When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the ‘Source Code,’ a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, “Source Code” is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (‘Moon’) also starring Michelle Monaghan (‘Eagle Eye,’ ‘Due Date’), Vera Farmiga (‘Up in the Air,’ ‘The Departed’), and Jeffrey Wright (‘Quantum of Solace,’ ‘Syriana’).

Also opening on Friday is ‘Super.’  An average guy (Wilson) takes on the pseudo-superhero alter ego of The Crimson Bolt, after watching his wife (Tyler) fall under the spell of a charming drug dealer. Lacking super powers, he compensates by swinging a trusty wrench.

As The Crimson Bolt hones his hero character, he takes on the requisite sidekick (Page), a psychopathic teen who works at the local comic book store. Armed with deadly ideas, she becomes Boltie, and aids The Crimson Bolt as he tries to take down the drug dealer that destroyed his marriage.

There you have it!  If you’ve been holding out on going to the movies, you might want to check out either of these two.  They seem as though they’ve got quite a bit of potential (‘Source Code’ probably more than ‘Super,’ but that’s just my opinion).  As always, don’t forget to let us know what you thought of either movie.