You know those movies your friends tell you have to watch and you almost never do? I know many times you say you will but never do, but sometimes you get the hype? I got it with John Wick and I get it now with Snowpiercer too.
Man is nearly extinct 18 years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. The last of mankind lives upon a train called a Snowpiercer, designed to sustain itself off of the snow and ice. On this ark, every car has a function, and every passenger’s life is dictated by there ticket. The furthest car in the back is the most beaten down of slums while the front most car is the dwelling of the rich, oppressing the poor for their needs. Curtis, along with the rest of the back car passengers have had enough and a rebellion is starting, but can the angry and determined fight to the front?
I’m going to start by say I love this movie and it’s equal measure deep, badass, and brutal. Warning: this is a not a movie for people with weak stomachs or sensibilities. The cast is great, Chris Evans steals the show but Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and John Hurt are also fantastic. While the setting is a train, the movie never gets dull to look at and it uses it’s setting and premise to the fullest- a feat many movies rarely achieve. The action scenes are unique and memorable. The score adds a lot of depth to the film and is well placed. At 2 hours, the movie moves really well and I was heavily invested the whole time. In the end, I surprisingly loved this movie and I highly recommend it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.