Thursday, August 11, 2011
Parallel Universes and Source Code
The recent film Source Code is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray and for download. The film is not that great but presents an interesting theory of parallel universes and our ability to interact with them, when the US military employs a wounded soldier (there's not much of him left really) to stop a terrorist who threatens to blow up Chicago. Rather like Avatar, the soldier is uploaded into the body of another man and must discover the identity of the terrorist and stop him. In the end, the film allows the soldier to come to some resolution (at least in the parallel universe) to his life and a chance both to be a hero and to start over, albeit having taken over the life of another, who, troublingly, is never taken into account here.