New Featurette, Pee-wee Herman Explains ‘Source Code’

The new sci-fi thriller has a concept so high it takes a Dadaist comedian to explain it.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

New Featurette, Pee-wee Herman Explains 'Source Code'

What is Source Code? It’s a movie, damn it, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga and directed by Moon‘s Duncan Jones. What’s it about? Apparently that’s a trickier question, requiring several filmmakers, physicists and at least one Pee-wee Herman to explain it. That’s right: Pee-wee Herman. The following featurettes both attempt to explain the plot of Source Code, although frankly having seen it we think it’s a little better to go in cold. The movie takes its time revealing the intricacies of its concept through a protagonist who himself lacks all the necessary facts. Of course, Source Code has a lot of other tricks up its sleeve… look for our review when it’s released on April 1st. (Quick preview: It’s seriously great.)

In the meantime, if you’ve seen the trailer and don’t quite have a grasp on it, here are the two featurettes breaking it down for you: 



And in the words of Pee-wee Herman:



And just for the hell of it, the plot for Pee-wee Herman’s new movie, The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway, as explained by Source Code star Jake Gyllenhaal: