Friday, August 14, 2015

Snowpiercer A.K.A. Seolgungnyeolcha (2013)

A South Korean science fiction action adventure directed by Bong Joon-ho, starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt and Ed Harris.
A new ice age has been created by a failed solution to global warming. All of humanity now lives on a train that travels the entire world at high speed, with a hierarchal class system based on compartments. A leader in the low class tail compartment leads a revolution to reach the elite nose of the train.
This was pretty good. We've got some good characters in a mostly good plot with a unique premise. There were many majestic arctic shots of the train travelling through snowy landscapes and many action scenes of conflicts along the journey from back to front. The style was new movie 2000s+ too perfect, but it worked for a science fiction flick. Some of the action scenes were crappily shot with too much editing, too many different camera angles and shot styles in too little time. Some sections of the plot got a tad muddy and the version that I got did not have English subtitles for when the security expert junkie was speaking. For some odd reason, I found the woman in white depicted here to be irresistably attractive. Overall, I think it's worth watching and was generally a pleasant experience. I rate it adequate. You might want to watch this.

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