Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer (2013)

Released: 2013
Genre: Action, Drama, Genre, Sci-Fi
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Chris Evans, ,
Run time: 126 min
IMDb: 7.1/10
Country: South Korea
Views: 54252


Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world’s survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway.
Written by
Anne Campbell
User Reviews: Snowpiercer was a surprise to me. I thought it would be just another "social commentary" dystopian film trying to ride the coattails of The Hunger Games craze. Instead what I ended up getting was one of the best post-apocalyptic films I’ve ever seen. A smooth roller coaster of action and quiet, dark dialogue.

And don’t get me wrong, it is another "social commentary" dystopian film, and yes, perhaps it’s riding The Hunger Games craze just a little bit. But, when that riding ends up producing a film of this quality, is it a bad thing? And it’s not like The Hunger Games invented the idea of alternative future where the poor are trying to usurp the rich people that are controlling them from their towers of ivory. These are both just variations of Orwell’s 1984, which draws heavily from the age old tale of the underdog, David versus Goliath.

It’s the execution of an idea that makes or breaks a film and here that execution is nigh flawless. Everything from the design of the train to the A-list cast of actors to the storyline that keeps up the relentless pace, but still has time to reflect on the motives, histories and moods of the characters.

Snowpiercer is simplistic art. It doesn’t try to win you over with limitless of details, high explosives or flashiness. Rather it takes a central idea and fills it with as much quality as possible. Highly recommended for all fans of science fiction out there.

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  • chi chi 9 months ago

    this movie is so good, great actors, great story, great picture, really loved and enjoyed it, was glued to the edge of my sea, wow.. I recommend to be watched. I have never seen anything like this and i am so glad i watched it. Had no idea it was even Chris Evins that was the lead in it, great castes.. must watch! I give it a 10 out of 10. <3 <3 <3