Snowpiercer

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  126 min.
Release Date: July 18, 2014 - Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto - July 18, 2014 - Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary
DVD: October 21, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 3.47
based on 42 votes and 9 reviews
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Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, Ed Harris

Synopsis

When an experiment to counteract global warming causes an ice age that kills nearly all life on Earth, the only survivors are people travelling on a massive train called Snowpiercer. Powered by a perpetual-motion engine, it travels on a track that spans the globe.

The inhabitants of the train soon find a class system installed, with the wealthy taking over the front of the train and the starving poor forced to live behind locked doors at the tail, where food is sometimes delivered to them in protein blocks by armed guards. The guards also periodically take some of their children.

One of the leaders of the tail inhabitants, Curtis (Chris Evans), stages a revolt to unlock the doors dividing each car so they can get to where the elite live in luxury and take over.

Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette.

Director: Bong Joon-ho
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Lee Tae-hun, Park Chan-wook, Tae Sung-jeong, Steven Nam
Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho, Kelly Masterson

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  • 5 stars "Fantastic sci-fi action film that also happens to be a whip-smart social parable. Don't miss it!"
  • 2 stars "Needed more levity to truly hit it out of the snowstorm."
  • 1 star "the dumbest concept for a movie in the history of movies....a train that travels non-stop for 30 years? They focused solely on the engine running forever, what about the tracks? they wear out, the wheels? the bearings? the trucks? LOL what a JOKE"