some of the people on my dash i just assume are their icons bc i’ve never seen their pics so it’s like “oh look gandalf is up late bloggin again”
Ok, granted, it’s been more than eight hours since I saw it, but I am still blown away from this. The BEST dystopian sci-fi flick I’ve ever seen.
Snowpiercer is 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.
Just…… FUCK. I haven’t seen the rest of director Bong Joon-ho’s filmography, but now I really want to. Snowpiercer has such an imaginative and creative concept that I can’t fully wrap my head around it. There’s also a pretty specific commentary on the faults of a class system. I don’t really know much about those kinds of topics, but I thought it was easy to follow and the narrative-driven storyline was just so ambiguously interesting. I’ll just say that the rich are at front of the train, and the poor are at the end. If you’re into Terry Gilliam’s work, this should also make you happy too.
This cast is STACKED. Chris Evans turns in his best performance ever (I am not saying this lightly) as the reluctant leader of the poor. Joining him are Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, and Jamie Bell. Even though they all had somewhat limited backstories, everyone was just so great, especially Go Ah-sung, and Tilda Swinton.
It is so fucking beautifully shot. The cinematography was so effective, and so evocative that I don’t think I’ll ever get over it. The production value of the sets looked fantastic. Some of my favorite parts (one of them including a beamingly insane Alison Pill) were clear homages to Park Chan-wook, a producer and actual friend of Bong Joon-ho’s! I also really liked that you go into a scene and you think it’s going to play out in a generic way, but Bong’s direction manages to twist those generic things into something darkly hilarious, entertainingly unusual, and intelligent with aplomb.
There are some flaws, mainly stuff that I couldn’t figure out myself and some admittedly dumb bits, but hey, it’s sci-fi, I can’t be bothered with that shit since I had so much fun watching. Harvey Weinstein wanted to dumb this down and cut 20 minutes out, but thankfully Bong basically said “fuck you” so Weinstein decided to be a big fucking baby and refused to help promote or give it a wide release. If you live somewhere where the film’s being shown, go for a drive and spend that 10-12 dollars. It’s all worth it to make Weinstein eat ass. In all seriousness, you must watch this before it disappears from theaters.
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