Snowpiercer – 5 out of 5
Climate Change is a serious thing (I capitalized each word, that's how serious it is!). For some (like almost every scientist in the world), it’s real and it’s a huge threat (it really is). For others, it’s fake (it’s not) and they will go as far as to say it is a conspiracy to make us live ecologically responsible lives and take care of this floating rock that we live on (those monsters!) and they are usually the people who will post a status to showcase what an annoying asshole they are that reads “Where’s this global warming?” when the weather gets cold. Whether you want to deny the facts or not, Climate Change is here and it permeates into our pop culture and worms its way into our Sci-Fi films...even Sci-Fi films that are adaptations of graphic novels.
|The sad irony is that, in order to stay warm, the people in the tail section of the |
train had to burn graphic novels.
|Take a moment and try to imagine the smell that|
is in the back of that train...
|The train operators are trying to explain to her how horrifying her coat is but|
she just won't hear of it.
|I feel the rich could have easily stop this uprising if|
they allowed the poor to hang out in the
aquarium car for an hour or two a week.
|I feel like I'm glossing over the sex appeal factor with Tilda Swinton's character.|
|It wouldn't be a dystopian post-apocalypse film without|
strangely dressed eccentric rich people doing
drugs and rave dancing.
|Believe it or not, there is actual context to this picture...yes, even the shoe|
on the head.
|The look of a man who realizes he's in too deep or|
the look of a dude who is scared that fart that
is loading up may be something more.
|"If Wilford won't give me back my child, I will have no choice but to prepare him|
a very special chocolate pie!"
Along the journey towards the engine and when there was time to kill in-between sessions of fighting and murdering off Wilford’s forces, we get tidbits of the lower class’ history and we see how hard the early days of train life was. Seeing what motivates Curtis along or that maybe drugs aren’t the only thing that gets Kang-ho's character to agree to help them is just another well developed aspect the film has going for it and another thing that kept me glued to the television and completely forsake bathroom breaks. These characters are only enhanced by truly epic performances from the main cast.
|Laugh it up and smile your face off, Kang-ho Song. You've earned it!|
Whether it be the brooding and holding-on-to-deep-seated-pain-one-can-see-behind-his-eyes performance from Chris Evans or the wickedly eccentric and colorful performance from Tilda Swinton or the quiet reserve of John Hurt as Gilliam, one of the oldest members of the lower class, or the surprise appearance of Actor’s Name Withheld for Spoilers Purposes as Wilford, each actor was just magical to watch and were capable of making their characters believable in a slightly strange world and were able to keep the film moving forward like some sort of engine-powered vehicle that runs along a predetermined track…what do they call those things again? Oh yeah, a monorail.
|The War Doctor is here! We're saved!|
|Class Warfare gets bloody in this adaptation of Fox New's|
|The film also had an interesting marketing campaign that involved Ed Harris|
standing behind people and whispering in their ear that they should
"totally see this movie."