A Half-Dozen Reasons You Should See Snowpiercer:
1) It’s a pretty solid movie
Well-structured, well-shot; it’s a little goofy but I think that helps milk a little of the poison out of the meta-story.
2) It’s a dystopia
I know how much you all love a bleak painting of the future. Snowpiercer is about a world in the grips of climate change; specifically, the ice age that happened when man tried to reverse global warming with a chemical agent dispersed in the atmosphere (CHEMTRAILS!). The movie takes place eighteen years later aboard, what else, a supertrain, where mankind boils down to the haves at the front and have-nots in the tail.
3) Chris Evans
Yep, ol’ Cap’n America does some pretty solid work as the main character. His speech toward the end of the film is heartbreaking and well-delivered. This isn’t Cap - this is a guy who’s made some bad choices and is trying to make up for them with one really good choice. One that will, hopefully, bring balance to the train’s onboard class system.
4) Octavia Spencer
The very talented Octavia Spencer spends a good portion of the movie whipping people’s asses. She’s got a purpose and a power you can really respect.
5) It’s based on a graphic novel
Le Transperceneigele was written in 1982, translated into English in the late-90s and adapted by Bong Joon-ho, the South Korean film director. From what I can tell, the movie is a major departure from the comic, but keeps many of the same themes. The comic is very well illustrated, check it out if you can.
6) It can be seen in theaters near you
That might not seem like much but the movie was almost smothered to death by the Weinsteins. They wanted a bunch of exposition shoved into the movie to appease American audiences, which the director refused outright. The Weinsteins countered by relegating the movie to a limited release here in the states. Luckily, devoted fans and lovers of good movies drew attention to the film and spurred a wider release.
Better still? The movie’s distributors are now streaming it right to your TV. They want you to see it wherever you can. I’d recommend you visit your local theater or check out your streaming service of choice and watch this thing. It’s pretty great. And it will leave you thinking, like a good movie should.