Saturday, March 28

Movie Review: Snowpiercer (2014)

Snowpiercer PosterFilm Title: Snowpiercer (2014)
Length:     2h 6min
Released:    11 July 2014
Genre:  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi 
Rating: R
Where I Got It: Netflix


In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.



This was a movie BF really wanted to watch. I was meh at first but I sat down and watched it with him because I am a nice GF ;)

The story follows Curtis and his fellow back-of-the-train crew. They are 3rd class and are treated like crap. It is the future and 17 years ago the world fell apart due to a failed climate-change experiment that killed everyone except for those on the train. Curtis and his crew are done being the trash in the back. 

This made me really, really, really sad. Yes, the story is dark, but what made me really sad is because of how accurate this is. If this happened for real....humanity would do this. It makes me sick because we have class systems now (not to this extreme), but they exist. This movie really shows how crappy humans are. These poor people were given a "gift" to be on this train and now they are garbage and easily tossed to the side when they have to "lower" population on the train. SMH. 

So yes - this is DARK. Very DARK. But you can't look away from this film. You are rooting for these underdogs and they deserve good food and a good life like the front of the train people. I cannot imagine living this life. I don't think I would want to be on this train. I'd rather had been like others who didn't get on the train especially because I know I am not rich and I would be like Curtis and the other poor people. No thank you. I'll die with grace and freeze to death. 

OOOOOooOOOOO I am sooooo mad. My favorite was killed. UGH. Why does that always happen to me?? SIGHS. 

The ending shocked me. I was confused though about what happened...I know WHAT happened. But there were some loose-ends that confused me. I may have to re-watch. Mmm. Or they need to make a sequel? Too open-ended for my liking. But yes - I would re-watch this. 

OOO I am totally on board with the theory that this is a weird 'WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY' sequel. LOL It is such a crazy theory, but.....the big "W"s on everything....I can so buy it. Click HERE this guy has a lot of good points (just note...spoilers). 

Overall, I did end up liking this film even though I was totally meh after watching the trailer with BF. The ending was a touch confusing for me and it was too open-ended for my liking. However, this was a good movie. VERY dark and VERY sad, so be warned. I'll give this 3 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

I can't remember a single thing! Except for a train, lol

Carole Rae said...

It was all a craziness whirlwind

Sophia Rose said...

Yeah, pretty sure we as people would work out a class system if there were only two humans left on the planet. Interesting idea that its a Wonka sequel.

Jen Twimom said...

Huh, this sounds really interesting. I've never heard of it. Thanks!

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, 100% for some reason we have to have class systems.

Jen, it was a random find! :D

vvb32 reads said...

Loved the craziness of this film. And enjoyed the graphic novel it was based on too.

Carole Rae said...

OoOooooo I should check that out.