This is a movie I am very keen to see! I checked the release dates however it doesn’t say anything about when it will be released in Australia. I will have to be patient…
Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob & Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette, the remaining survivors on Earth – due to the abolishment of the Carbon Tax – ahem, I mean global warming, are all on board the Snowpiercer; a train with a perpetual motion engine which circulates the globe. Given the way of humanity, over time the train has developed a class system. What a deliciously fucked up idea!
What I gathered from the trailer, Captain America (Chris Evans) will lead the hobos only allowed in the back of the train in an uprising against the rich bitch Tilda Swinton (who in the movie looks like a decaying Eva Braun) and the rest of her ‘front of the train’ lackeys. Their aim is to take hold of the train’s thermodynamic defying engine which strangely the silver spoons seem to revere.
The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho and is apparently his English-language debut. I haven’t seen any of this films prior, yet he is known for pushing boundaries on certain genres as well as mixing strong themes with dark humour and shifts in disposition. I suppose you’d have to enjoy the strange to find this grim, sci-fi idea of the future fascinating to portray on film.
You can see the trailer here. Keen as beans!