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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 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…
Directed by the Joon-ho Bong
Ambitious, original, wacky, fun, fast, action packed and violent. This film like the train is one hell of a ride! Action Sci-Fi how it should be made
Tilda Swinton is brilliant
Soundtrack is excellent. Visuals are good considering the budget. The best thing about 'Snowpiercer' is that it gets you thinking after the movie. Go and watch it
This movie was a clusterfuck...I suppose that was intentional, but why?
Perhaps, though, it was all meant as meta commentary on life. I think so. The presentation is odd; the forward movement of the train mimics the dramatic arc of the film...it doesn't arc, it just plows forward like an acid trip that leads you to a dead end.
Elképesztően jó film.
Gran estética y diseño, vagón por vagón.
Me gustó que no teme ser over the top y la sensación de que cada vagón es un nivel de un videojuego. En la parte final cuando se ponen a explicar todo me mató un poco el ritmo, pero en lo general bien.
En el cine donde la vi metieron niños a la sala. "Woooow, les está pegando con un hacha... ay, ya me dio miedo".
Me gustó la crítica que hace con las clases sociales en la sociedad, de una forma un tanto peculiar (maldito tren xDD)
Además del giro argumental y de alguna que otra sorpresa.
Pero también tiene fumadas que no venían a cuento y cosas demasiado retorcidas a mi parecer.
A remarkable little gem of a film.
Surpassed all expectations! (albeit pretty low ones..)
El director coreano Bong Joon-ho hace que el post-apocalipsis de "Mad Max. Fury Road" parezca un domingo en el parque de diversiones. Un parque de diversiones extremas, pero parque de diversiones al fin. Más que de ciencia ficción, como insiste en venderlo la publicidad, "Snowpiercer" parece una alegoría del estado actual del mundo: ecocidio, obscena desigualdad social, injusticia, raci-clasismo, dominación-esclavitud, manipulación, alienación y adoctrinamiento mediáticos, la violencia del caos… Y todo para que al final terminemos volviendo a los clásicos: el hombre sigue siendo el lobo del hombre. Filmado en forma vertiginosa, a tono con la velocidad de ese "Expreso del Miedo" (horrible título que le endilgaron en México, para no perder la costumbre), "Snowpiercer" resulta un film tremendo, fascinante…
Un claro refejo de la sociedad, con unos detalles muy bien pensados, pero también con algunas fumadas (como la china adivinacosas o un final que se podría haber evitado)
About a year before "Mad Max: Fury Road" hit the screens and became a memorable post-apocalyptic film, there was "Snowpiercer"; an unsung science-fiction gem, based on an obscure French graphic novel titled "Le Transperceneige", and the first English-language film by writer/director Bong Joon-ho. In no time, we'll be seeing Bong's film joining the ranks of other genre-bending and thematically rich dystopian films like "Blade Runner". It is a violent, thrilling and viscerally provocative film (with a stellar central performance by Chris Evans) that will provide a strange, albeit stimulating, experience for casual moviegoers and a jaw-dropping, endlessly inventive one for devoted film buffs.