Snowpeircer Movie Review
Synopsis: The Host and Mother Korean director Bong Joon-ho makes his English-language debut with this dystopian sci-fi thriller set in the aftermath of a failed global-warming experiment that ushered in the dawn of a new Ice Age. As a perpetual-motion engine keeps a super-powered locomotive speeding around the planet, the impoverished lower classes occupy the rear cars while the privileged upper classes are pampered in the front. The fragile balance of power between the two begins to shift, however an enigmatic message sparks a revolt that cannot be quelled.
I never saw a movie trailer for this film until I looked it up online after I saw a mention of the movie in print. That was less than a week before I saw the film, which was two days ago.
No one was talking about this film! The starring cast includes Chris Evans (Captain America himself), Jamie Bell (Jumper and Turn tv series, Oscar winners Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer (The Help), Ed Harris, John Hurt (Harry Potter’s Ollivander) and Korean film stars Kang-Ho Song (Shiri, The Host) and Ah- sing Ho (The Host). The director is the acclaimed Korean visionary Joon- Ho Bong.
The cast caught my attention first. Wow! Apparently many of the main cast members were clambering to work with Joon. The story is based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette. The look of this film is fantastic. The acting , script, special effects and music each shine on their own but also work well together into an awesome sci-fi thriller with twist and turns, pun intended:-)
The film kept me riveted and was not predictable. It had some great plot twists, and some surprising humor to balance out the intensity of the overall emotional ride you go through. The movie was great to see on the big screen cause of it’s very detailed look and awesome cinema photography. I had to take a piss halfway through this movie, but held it in cause I didn’t want to miss a scene:-)
I recommend seeing this movie on the big screen. However it’s in limited release so most of you will have to catch it on video. This movie was a pleasant surprise to me. It’s one of my favorite movies this year. It’s on my must see list!!! So uh… SEE IT!!!!