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Snowpiercer

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Snowpiercer (2013)

So… I didn’t know what to think of this thing… I really wasn’t sure. I mean… It’s got the guy who plays Captian America… I was shocked to find that the evil woman was the chick who plays Gabriel in Constantine¬†and Orlando in Orlando.

The movie, I’ll admit, did _not_ go as I had expected. It was a typical dystopia, it was surprisingly well made. It apparently made nothing in the US relatively speaking, but did huge abroad. I think it was an independent flick anyway, based on a french graphic novel.

I’m trying hard to say things about this movie without giving too much away. It’s really crazy. I will say that it repeats quite a bit this very strong reinforcement of social class. So much so that it hurts me to witness it throughout the movie. Every bit of society is represented here in this little world. Some believe it is all that is left of humanity, even.

The plot goes like this: someone has come up with a chemical to cool the earth, to counter global warming, and it plunges us into a sort of ice age. Aware of this future, the man named Wilton builds a train that will run forever, around the earth, once a year, and he takes enough people onto this train to sustain a closed ecosystem. The movie is about how he accomplishes this and how the social dynamics in the train change over time.

I really liked it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys apocalypse and dystopia.