Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Snowpiercer (2013)

Director: Joon-ho Bong. Cast: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer. 126 min. Rated R. South Korea/USA/France/Czech Republic. Action/Drama/Sci-Fi.

To fight global warming, a gas is dispersed in the atmosphere; a plan which backfires, and freezes all life on Earth - except for the inhabitants of a high-speed perpetual-motion train, the "Snowpiercer". The Hollywood debut of Korean director Bong is the most intelligent combination of sci-fi, high-octane action, and thought-provoking sociopolitical theories since The Matrix. If you had the chance to bring down an entire world whose sole fuel is corruption (i.e., our own world), would you do so, and end your own existence? Mark my words: this will become a turning point upon its US release in June.

PS: Ali S., you hold the record for directing me towards three movies that scored a MoMagic!

Mo says:


  1. Sounds great but no date for the UK release yet. I will keep my eyes peeled.

    1. Not sure why it's taking so long to release in the US (June 27th) either. This was highly recommended to me by a friend living in France.