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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…
Offering a vision of a frozen future where Earth's inhabitants are sequestered on a perpetually rocketing locomotive, Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" is a grimy, violent piece of action-oriented science fiction. Allegorical and, perhaps, even cautionary, the film tells a story of revolution and survival, structure and hope. While it may lack the ability to fully exploit its biggest strengths, "Snowpiercer" provides an engaging genre experience.
The story focuses on the inhabitants of a bullet train where the survivors of a human-induced ice age have been divided by class. Led by Chris Evans' Curtis, the subjugated dwellers of the train's rear section rise up against their forward-living oppressors in the name of justice. The story compels but focuses too much on its…
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…
Extremamente eficiente em suas cenas de ação, O EXPRESSO DO AMANHÃ conta com atores afiadíssimos (Chris Evans interpreta um complexo anti-herói, John Hurt compõe um sábio cheio de nuances e Tilda Swinton se transforma para dar vida a uma megera vilã). Com exceção de um final mais confuso e longo do que precisava, o roteiro é incrível e todos os aspectos técnicos (dir. de arte, figurino, fotografia, som, etc.) contribuem para criar um mundo fantástico e ao mesmo tempo crível.
"Snowpiercer" is a movie that follows its personal whims and thematic vision with a blind, dogged determination I can't help but adore. And if this is the reason we're all so annoyed by the "but it doesn't make scientific sense" crowd right now I'm going to bump up it's grade.
Transparent in its antagonistic allegory, yes. But it's the perpetual propulsive motion exhibited with so much electricity and vivacity which finally elevates this to outré grandeur. It also doesn't hurt that Goddess Tilda has graced the film with her glorious presence. Be a shoe, bitch!
Finally got around to watching this movie and I'm glad I waited. I think if I'd seen it in theatres it would have been overwhelming and harder for me to follow because I'd be dazzled by the visuals. Watching it now allowed me more time to follow the characters and what they were saying and wow, GREAT movie. It actually ended more positively than I expected it would so that's a bonus!
Plot holes aside this is another assured directorial effort from the wonderful Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Memories of Murder, The Host, Mother). Chris Evans leads a revolt onboard a post-apocalyptic train in a fine action thriller cum political parable.
Over the top, but kept me interested and guessing what was going to happen right up to the end.
I never really thought about how important piece of cinema Snowpiercer is until Finnish politician wrote anti-multi-cultural Facebook status about how Finland should fight against getting multi-cultural as if he was raising an army for it. At first I just thought about those words and how disgusting they were. I understand that our country doesn't have capacity to take immigrants forever and that some parts of Sweden are fucked up so badly that white Swedes and police is afraid to go there but the words the politician wrote were purely public incitement against different people - something that I as a cinephile and most of all, as a human, cannot understand. And the conversation continues. People defend him that in…
"My friend, you suffer from the misplaced optimism of the doomed."
One of the best and most well-directed sci-fi dystopian thrillers I have ever seen.The action scenes are compeletely flawless with amazing choreography and some great slow motion technique in certain moments that absolutely work.
The enire cast here is just excellent.Chris Evans gives the best performance of his career and proves that he can be something more than just a likeable guy.Tilda Swinton is unrecognizable here,playing an enjoyable caricature villain,in one of 2014's greatest performances by an actress.John Hurt as always really good and Viola Davis moving in some moments and surprisingly badass.
However the best part of the entire film,is easily the hidden messages it has.This train is…
The Atmosphere drips of the train in this movie.
Chris Evans best performance having a wide range of emotions supported by a strong supporting cast most notably Octavia Spencer. It is a dark brutal story that when you look under the surface says alot about human emotions and society but with a weak ending cant give any higher then a 4/5