my favorites that i love primarily because of visuals (colors, symmetry, overall cinematography) regardless of plot, characters and anything else…
AD 2031, the passengers in the train are the only survivors on Earth.
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Civilization has gone to shit. It's too cold to survive due to extremely bad weather. Humanity has been reduced to a train. The train has a class system of its own that is heavily divided between the rich and the poor. The rich prey on the poor in many ways. When enough is enough Captain America leads a ragtag group of rebels to the front of the train in Joon-ho Bong's English language debut. Al Gore was right? Chris Evans's beanie. Handy hands. Pound down. Spud? The Help. Billy Elliot's ears. Wearing yellow makes you look even fatter. Snow torture. Tilda's teeth. Hammer time. John Hurt is the shit. Extreme Russian Roulette. Parkour? The Weird without The Good and The…
The best Captain America movie of the year.
I remember years ago when this movie was announced and the fact that Tilda Swinton and Song Kang-ho were going to star in the first English-language film by Bong Joon-ho; I was elated because I LOVE all three people.
Yesterday as I was watching it, I was elated because the movie was phenomenal. The excitement and suspense I experienced had me on edge for the entire running time. Before the movie started I felt a little apprehensive about Chris Evans but it was completely unfounded because he held his own alongside some of my favorite actors. It was also an absolute treat to see Ko Ah-sung again, because I haven't seen her in anything since The Host.
I loved Snowpiercer so much that I unfriended someone on Facebook for saying really hateful, dismissive things about the movie (admittedly, the person was already hanging by their last thread in regards to my patience though, so I'm not completely unreasonable, right?).
Snowpiercer is dense, more so than I had anticipated, its plot initially fuelled by the heated emotions that run through the titular train’s lowest class culture, a desperation for a revolution, to finally end the suffering that has plagued them for 17 years. Its tail to head journey is led by the headstrong Curtis (Chris Evans), radiating leadership and intelligence, appointed by the people as their front in their trials towards the engine, which is manufactured and controlled by a man named Wilford (Ed Harris), a visionary who saw the end of our world in the horizon, constructing a train that is capable of self-sustainment and endurance from the harsh cold climate that exists beyond the train’s walls.
Snowpiercer is a film that manages to stay on track for most of its bloated running time, only to steam ahead towards an inevitable derailment.
Right, now that I've got all the train related puns out of the way, let's talk about this wonderful mess of a film.
As ridiculous as the premise is, Joon-ho Bong's film is fiercely dedicated to it. It starts of with a grimy, disgusting view of life in the tail end of the train that holds the last of humanity. We quickly meet the archetypes required for a story like this. The reluctant hero, the old wise man, the young dog, they're all there. But the way we are introduced to them is where the…
Probably one of the best contemporary films about classism, driven by an overarching metaphor/microcosm for both the present and the future. All of the performances are great, as well as the direction, cinematography, and editing being superb. This is the kind of film that I would classify as being important, the kind of film that young adults should watch and learn from. Better yet, it has an appeal for all audiences, because of the fact that it works quite well as both an allegorical film for art-house audiences, and a brilliant action movie for those in seek of top-notch, clever entertainment. It's not a horror movie, but it is a scary one, for it reeks of the truth living within…
Ice, Ice, baby.
What a bizarre film. The first half hour had me prepared for a straight forward action movie masterpiece, but TIlda Swinton shows up, seemingly from another movie, and throws a wrench (shoe?) into the film. In fact, every character feels like they are from different movies. And I mean that in the best way possible.
Besides TIlda, Chris Evans plays the reluctant hero with on-the-nose dialogue you can expect from a straight forward action movie. Alison Pill is batshit crazy as the brainwashing school teacher. Luke Pasqalino feels the most anime of the bunch.
It's no coincidence John Hurt's character is named Giliam as it is so clearly influenced by Terry Gilliam. I have never been much of a Gilliam…
This film is great. This is kind of a lower budget Mad Max Fury Road. It seemed like a cinematographer's playground. Each car of the train they go through was well-designed and laid out to be visually stunning. And there are so many cool action sequences, like the fight in the dark.
I highly recommend this secret hit of a movie. I can't believe it only make $5 million domestically. It should have been better promoted.
Snowpiercer (2013) is een spannende sci-fi film wat afspeelt in de trein. Het concept was vet, het verhaal verraste me en de actie was prima
I lost not only some but a lot of shit because of this movie.
is this Hunger Games on a train...?
Whoa. Wait a minute, Bong Joon-ho. Are you trying to tell me that global warming is a serious problem and classism is bad?
Well Mr. Chink how about you return to your smelly yella cuntry cuz round these parts we aren't accepting of any libtards
films in which a group of people reside in a fairly isolated location, which they can't leave because of the weather or because they are all suspects in a murder case
...or they don't want to leave...
Suggest me stuff :)
The fantastic andibgoode also suggested some fitting tv show…