Snowpiercer (2013) Movie Review

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Snowpiercer (2013)

2013 | R | Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
126 minutes / 2h 06min

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Snowpiercer Plot Synopsis:

Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world's survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway.

Snowpiercer (2013) Review

Snowpiercer (2013) is an incredible movie to watch that will give you a few things about life to think about. I will definitely watch this movie again, and it is appropriate for teenagers and above. Snowpiercer is a South Korean American science fiction film that is filled with action. It is based on authors Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette‘s French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige.” The Snowpiercer made me realize what can possibly happen one day and what will people actually do to survive. Director Joon-ho Bong (Mother, The Host, Memories of Murder) did an exceptionally great job with this movie - it is the first time I am giving a movie score of 10. I gave it such a high score because of its originality, based on something that can potentially happen, kept me on the edge of my seat and because it was an excellent movie to watch.

This intriguing movie is about an experiment about counteracting global warming gone wrong in 2014. The experiment caused the world to freeze over and non stop snow falling. The only people to survive are those on the humongous train named the Snowpiercer. The Snowpiercer train is traveling on the power of a perpetual motion engine. The train has a system to keep everyone and everything intact - the poor people in the back of the train and the wealthy people in the front of the train. The poor people at the end of the train are gearing up to rebel and fight their way to the front of the train in 2031. The guards deliver protein bars (watch the movie to see what they are made with) to the people at the end of the train periodically. The guard sometimes take some of the children, but they have to be the right size - Why do you think they take the children? - It was mind blowing to see what they did with the kids - they did not eat them or serve them for a meal….

Curtis (Chris Evans - Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Fantastic Four) is the main guy that tries for the tail end of the train to have a better life. He planned an ambush and carried through with it. They ambushed the guards one day while the protein blocks were being served and made their way to the prison carriage. Curtis released the prisoner that built the doors and knows how to unlock the train doors. Curtis paid the prisoner with an addictive green looking cubed drug called Kronol. This is truly a one-of-a-kind movie.

The train was purely amazing as you travel through the train with Curtis and his gang. I was amazed at how much the owner of the train thought of and that they had everything they needed to survive including fish (sushi). The wealthy people were living their lives as usual as though nothing catastrophic happened in the world. They went to the salon, did their nails, dressed in gowns, went clubbing, have Jacuzzis, steam rooms and so much more.

The ending of the movie was very disturbing and intense for me when Curtis explained what the tail end of the train did to survive and what they had to eat to survive. He even mentioned what type of meat tastes better. I felt terrible seeing and hearing that, but it made me realize that our life can be like that one day.

  • Snowpiercer Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 9
  • Overall Score: 8.55
  • IMDB: 7.1
  • MetaCritic: 8.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9.4

About Snowpiercer 2013

Title: Snowpiercer
Year: 2013
Runtime: 126 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.27/5 stars from 226,245 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 226,245
MPAA Rating: R
Snowpiercer Cast Starring: John Hurt, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Robert Russell, Ewen Bremner, Clark Middleton, Mirek Navratil, Ed Harris, Tómas Lemarquis, Paul Lazar, Jamie Bell, Joseph Bertót, Alison Pill, Joseph Bertót, Tómas Lemarquis, Kang-ho Song, Parry Shen, Magda Weigertová, Kenny Doughty, Haruna Honcoop, Ko Asung, Steve Park, Ana Braun, Magda Weigertová, Vlad Ivanov, Luna Sophia Bar-Cohen, Kendrick Roger Ong, Karel Vesely, Tomás Dianiska
Snowpiercer Writers: Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson
Snowpiercer Director: Joon-ho Bong, Joon Ho Bong, Bong Joon Ho
Box Office: $2,786,828
Production: Radius-TWC
Language: English, Korean, French, Japanese, Czech, Ger
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic