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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…
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…
Still marvel at how well Bong Joon-ho balances a seeming mad mish-mash of tones. Caught more of the grim darkness this time. All in a well constructed/constrained tale which makes excellent use of its location conceit. Also, Alison and Tilda!
Order is the barrier that holds back the flood of death. We must all of us on this train of life remain in our allotted station. We must each of us occupy our preordained particular position. Would you wear a shoe on your head? Of course you wouldn't wear a shoe on your head. A shoe doesn't belong on your head. A shoe belongs on your foot. A hat belongs on your head. I am a hat. You are a shoe. I belong on the head. You belong on the foot. Yes?
I tried watching Snowpiercer on Netflix a few months back. I don't know what it was about it, but I just couldn't get…
SNOWPIERCER left me feeling angry, insulted and, after reading the praise the film gets from just about everyone, utterly baffled. This has to be one of the most pretentious, ridiculous, just plain idiotic movies I've seen in years.
Now, I can appreciate a dumb movie as much as the next guy. They don't all have to be stunning masterpieces. And I'm perfectly willing to suspend my disbelief if a film presents itself as a clever metaphor. But there is nothing clever about SNOWPIERCER and the only way the film stunned me was because of how incredibly, offensively stupid it is.
I'm genuinely at a loss for words here. It's rare for me to be this angry at a movie. And…
A different concept. Took time to like the movie and the climax was just good. Chris Evans definitely has evolved into a great action star.
A good time, to be sure, with the constant shifts in tone and set working hard to keep the audience on their toes. I can appreciate the absurdity of a scene such as the teacher leading the kids in a song--these people have been isolated for nearly two decades, of course they're going to come up with strange takes on the world. There isn't much heart in the film, and while the exposition is kept to a minimum until the end, it is quite heavy in the last couple of scenes.
Welcome to the Post-Apocalyptic Luxury Train where we live in luxury, mostly. Well, only a little bit... well, no not really, we've got a few problems with things around here. We're eating shitty protein blocks, our kids are being taken away by the powers-that-be, and if you stand up for yourself they freeze your fucking arm off.
This is an excellent film. Here's it's big shebang: the world is about to be devastated by rising temperatures due to global warming. Things are going to get HOT. So some science type dudes think it's a fabulous idea to release a chemical into the air that will cool things down. It cools things down all right... a bit too much. Suddenly the…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Die Erde ist zugefroren, aus Gründen, und alles ist tot. Bis auf eine nicht näher definierte Summe an Menschen in einem Zug. Dieser Zug fährt ewig auf einem Schienennetz quasi um die Erde. Eine runde dauert ein Jahr. Die Menschen leben schon seit 17 Jahren in diesem Zug. Die Armen zusammengepfercht in den hinteren Wagons. Die Schönen und Reichen vorne. Dazwischen gibt es in jedem Wagon was neues zu entdecken (Fischtank mit Sushibar, Schule, Nachtclub usw.) Die armen Menschen bereiten einen Aufstand vor und versuchen ganz nach vorne zu gelangen um den Zug zu übernehmen. Soweit der Plot.
Da mag jetzt der ein oder andere denken "Was ne doofe Idee" aber mich stört das nichtmal. Find es sogar recht cool,…
Much of this movie didn't make any sense, I still liked it though, so I guess it's alright?
filme bem estilo cubo zero!
interessante e bem dirigido! final e que detona o filme
por isso o 3.5
1940-2014; not quite to 600 yet.