Skip to comments.Review: 'Snowpiercer'
Posted on 07/13/2014 11:31:20 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
The movie takes place in a new ice age brought on by global environmental abuse. Only a few hundred souls remain, and survival is very much at stake. Still, humans bring along the same old emotional baggage. Social class, economic disparity, power, loyalty and petty jealousies play out with a fury that comes from being imprisoned by circumstance. This is year 17 on the train. A generation has never lived anywhere else.
Lest that sound too dismal, buried inside the action is a story of hope hard won. It rests with one rebel, Curtis (Evans), a resident of the slums that have sprung up in the freight cars at the back of the train. The driving force is fairly simple: Curtis sets out for the engine with the idea of overtaking the Snowpiercer's power-source, both human and mechanical. Evans, channeling a dark mood and an unstoppable determination, becomes the film's all-important glue.
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Another product of ‘Administration outreach” to Hollywood to include ‘climate change themes’.
Incrementalism and repetition folks. No matter haw stupid the package.
Soooooul Train meets Sharknado? Cool!
this trope has been done before. Saw something similar on the Starz channel and the Syfy channel
Bradley Cooper in “Hangover On The Midnight Meat Train”?
Not that one. The title was shorter and on the Starz channel cannibalism was part of the plot
Saw it. Rich guys are scum. Poor guys are saints. Typical liberal crap. Apart from that not a bad movie. Not a good movie, either. I’d give it three out of five stars. IMHO, there is no way it deserves a 92% rating, which it was getting on Rotten Tomatoes when I looked last night.
That’s exactly what we said last night when we saw it. There’s something fishy with rotten tomato and the other ratings for it. Someone got paid. It wasn’t an awful movie. I’d give it 3 stars in 5, but it sure wasn’t anywhere near 92%. We called BS.
Good timing for Global Cooling themes. It’s getting colder next week...
Then Hollyweird wonders why nobody goes to the movies any more
($12 tickets, popcorn which costs more than caviar and other
things dont help).......
Well, they’ve done ocean arks and space arks. They’ve done land-locked city bound ‘arks’. They’ve done underground and above ground. They’ve done just about every wilda$$ scenario of dystopian future and an island-of-refuge one can think about.
So, now we get a train, traveling throughout the desolate land with the cargo cars (peons) and the higher class cars the closer one gets to the bridge, I mean engine. Just damn.
I wonder what the movie team had to do for the writer to put his prose into action without badmouthing it. I just wonder. An aside - I hear they’re making a Sharknado 2 ! Should be lotsa fun there!
The high Tomatometer rating is predictable
The Occupy Wall Street in Space, 99% vs The 1% theme probably helps with the critics.
The fanboys who love the book will rate this thing at Five Stars just to promote the franchise.
Nobody else knows this movie exists.
I dunno. The trailer looked pretty good to me:
I’m old enough now to have seen remakes of remakes of the movies that I watched as a kid.
It seems writers are just too damned lazy or too damned coddled in their lives to have any imagination that isn’t borne from a doobie. If any of you out there are wondering why I say this, I submit to you the TV Series “LOST”. The only possible explanation for it is that the writers were stoned. And, in the end, they backed themselves into a corner and had to pull something akin to the “Dallas” Bobby shower scene.
Mac & Me...nice.
The government changed the weather to match the release of the movie.
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