In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Bong Joon Ho
Writer: Jacques Lob (based on "Le Transperceneige" by), Benjamin Legrand (based on "Le Transperceneige" by), Jean-Marc Rochette (based on "Le Transperceneige" by), Bong Joon Ho (screen story by), Bong Joon Ho (screenplay by), Kelly Masterson (screenplay by)
Actors: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt
Release Year: 2014
Evie Totty: “It ruled.”
Even though this film took place on a train and as such the sets were small and sometimes dark (especially in the rear of the train) it was beautiful. I read some reviews where there were criticisms about the cartoonish nature of the outside scenes - I actually liked how they looked. Though I was watching it on my computer rather than the big screen. Yes, you could tell they were animation but it was cool I thought.
The end was a tad bit slow but honestly I don't know where they could have cut 20 mins out like Weinstein wanted.
Looking forward to more movies from this director. Especially big budget ones to see what all he can pull off! He was able to do this one with 40 million...
Samir Mehta: “It ruled.”
Fantastic, great performances, and clever in its notions of society and politics.
Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
This is a highly implausible little B-movie with big sci-fi ideas about society and classism. I liked the claustrophobic set design (I wonder if the set could have been a single room that kept being dressed as needed, like Cube) and the characterization, and the way that the movie kept foreshadowing its later revelations in ways that seemed crazy at first and then made sense in hindsight. I didn't like the sometimes leaden pace and the way that a few plot elements were introduced as if they mattered before disappearing, as if the movie was discovered in the editing room. I didn't find its ideas terribly profound, but the fact that it has any ideas at all sadly puts it well ahead of most of its competitors at the multiplex these days. It's an imperfect success.
Evie Totty: I'm so pleased you liked it!!! To answer your question about re-using the cars - they did. They had 3 or 4 cars on rumblers (because I of course watched soooo many behind the scenes). − August 9, 2015 more by Evie