Snowpiercer – Movie Review
Stars: Chris Evans, Kang-Ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt
Director: Joon-ho Bong
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Plot: Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.
Review: The genre and idea of this film was a good concept, but it failed on many levels when it came to delivery. Before I go into spoilers, I will start by saying that the whole movie is set in the not to distant future, when an experiment to save the world goes wrong, killing all but a handful of people. The survivors all board a train and start on a never ending train trip of a lifetime… And that’s when things get out of control.
People are “herded” into carriages and divided into their respective classes. Although, the only class of people are the rich and the poor. The poor are given “protein gel bars” to live on, while the rich (as you will see later in the film) get the eat the “fat of the land“.
One man (so it seems) has this brilliant idea to “take over” the train… For what purpose, no one is exactly sure – probably not even himself… All he knows, is that he must take over the train.
Shootouts, axe-welding morons with night-vision goggles (why did they need these if this was a train of “peace”), cockroach protein bars, C4 used as a drug, train smashing through ice-walls and somehow never gets derailed, and an ending that ensures that the last humans will be annihilated. (Good Job!)
A post-apocalypse film set on a train that was an interesting concept, but there were far too many plot-holes to cover up this…. mess.
Verdict: Train-wreck of a film!
My Rating: 5 out of 10