Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer stars Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, and Jamie Bell and is the story of what happens when the 1% control all. The movie is a very post-apocalyptic world but its unique in a way that you would not expect, the whole movie takes place on a train.

Snowpiercer action piece

Snowpiercer action piece

 

Chris Evans lives in the back of the train that essentially means your homeless, and he wants to start a revolution. That’s a message that resonates with a lot of people who read this site. That sounds like a great idea to you does it? Well it didn’t sound like a good idea to me either but the execution is so fantastic that you can’t help but fall in love with it. The performances are excellent as expected but what was unexpected was the incredible action, the way the camera follows the characters and the different angles they use are so unconventional that you find it to be a treat whenever a sequence happens.

However the one downside to this movie, and it’s a big one is the fact that half of the dialogue is in Korean. This movie was directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Hou. I didn’t mind the dialogue but I know some people will, the other problem is that for some of the movie they have a translator but towards the end of the movie translators are disregarded and the characters can just understand each other, it’s comical at first but it’s easily forget because of how well they do otherwise. The script is also amazing, there are tons of twists throughout the movie and just when you think you know what’s going on it throws another curveball at you. The way this movie creates such an interesting world and convinces you that the conflict has such high stakes but never loses the fact that it’s on a train is incredible. One more negative, the last five minutes of this movie are awful, it’s so confusing and it makes you feel like the movie you just watched was pointless. The message of the movie was also very positive,

In the end

Spoilers      

 

Chris Evans and everyone on the train dies, the revolution fails.

 

Spoilers over

Overall this movie is a must watch for some little gems in there that will entertain people who consider Hollywood to be a propaganda machine and to those who just enjoy movies for the sake of movies.

SNOWPIERCER TRAILER