Snowpiercer is post-apocalypse done right.
How many dystopian future movies are there? I can think of two dozen right off the top of my head, yet I can’t think of a single one as original as Snowpiercer.
Taking place in the near future, the last remnants of humanity are riding around the world on a high speed train, because why not. Right? I mean you might as well see the world in it’s death throws. That’s if you’re privileged enough to have windows.
Dismiss anything you hear about this movie from friends, family members, critics, your dentist, the twelve year old next door, Facebook, all of them. You’re going to get a huge range of reviews. Most will enjoy it for the action and intrigue. Others will latch on to the underlying theme and drone on and on about how profound this film is. OK, great let them profound, let the others rave about how good Chris Evans looks drenched in blood, that’s fine. Just remember this…
Snowpiercer is a powerful film. Well acted, well written, and well put together. It’s premise is built on man’s desire to survive in the face of man’s inhumanity to man, or something like that. Did that make sense?
Anyway, it’s a great movie that will appeal to a range of viewers. So grab the popcorn and have a look see.
Q: Is this a good date movie?
A: Chris Evans is enough to turn any woman on, so it’s not a bad choice.
Q: Is the movie preachy?
A: No, not at all. Unless you are an America-centric conservative who believes anything that discusses class inequality is directed at them.
Q: Isn’t the director that Korean guy?
A: Yes, and that makes it even better.
Q: Where can I rent it?
A: Amazon Prime has it for rent and sale. Probably be available on Redbox soon. I’m sure if you look hard enough you’ll find it.