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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…
After Park Chan-wook & Kim Jee-woon made their English-language directional debut with the gothic chiller Stoker & Schwarzenegger-starring actioner The Last Stand, respectively, it was only a matter of time before director Bong Joon-ho joined them for he had already made his mark as one of the most promising talents to come out from the Asian Cinema powerhouse. And what truly separates his latest picture from the other two master storytellers’ recent films is that despite being an English-language film & featuring a cast of known Hollywood personalities, Snowpiercer never really feels like an American movie but instead has more in common with director’s native works.
Set in a dystopian future where almost all life on Earth has been wiped out after an…
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…
An interesting way showing a dystopian future. Probably Chris Evans best performance so far and some really kick ass action make Snowpiercer a great sci-fi movie.
The prelude to the blackout fight scene is worth watching the entire film for.
An interesting premise, with a slightly strange execution. It makes you think and I should've picked up on the theme a lot earlier than I did. A somewhat predictable ending, but still a good ride regardless.
A very silly premise bolstered by good acting. The tone is all over the place, with some quite broad--absurdist, even--comedy in the first half that lessens as things get grimmer but never goes away completely.
The lesson of the parable that the story is essentially telling (class struggle, basically the same as The Hunger Games) is lost in the strange, messy, nihilist ending, as if the story tellers just ran out of things to talk about and gave up.
1. when i watched this movie, i was so drunk i thought the couch was trying to swallow me like a pill
2. wow holy shit what a movie
3. pretty effective metaphor for current issues of class warfare and climate change in our culture and is probably filled brim with symbolism i was too drunk to comprehend, or maybe it's just a sensational little pulp gritshow, and if that's the case i feel okay with it
4. lovely blend of grime, grit, and viscera with a tasteful sprinkling of clever comedic moments and delightfully flowing, gruesome action sequences
5. surprising gem to join the ranks of Chris Evans's filmography, unsurprisingly fantastic performances from Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and John…
As a film Snowpiercer is a massively ambitious, visually impressive but logically flawed experience.
Interesting premise, but huge logic and plot holes make this a dud.
seriously?! ... fucking seriously?!
Acción, guión y puesta en escena cuidados, un buen casting y a disfrutar. Nada mal.
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