For those who’ve not heard of the film, Snowpierce is a sci-fi, action, dystopian, post-apocalyptic movie which preaches an environmental cause, class uprising, as well as the horror and cruelty of humankind. Can’t get much more precise than that.
The film has been incredibly well reviewed, receiving a mind-boggling 95% from Rotten Tomatoes critics, however in an odd turn (for an action flick), audiences were nowhere near as favourable with their reviews, scoring it at 77%.
That said, the film paints its messages in fairly broad, in your face, strokes, and reviews do like that style. And style, it has. Director Joon-ho Bong does a phenomenal job in filming the movie, with gripping action sequences and amazing set construction and decor. However the script, and a few of the actors, leave a little to be desired for some of us.
The film is based on a graphic novel, Le Transperceneige, and though neither Vince nor I read it, we will be keeping an eye out for it, to see how faithful to that script the movie was.
This was an interesting episode, as our opinions of the film varied quite a bit. Vince was far more impressed with it, willing to allow himself to be taken along for the ride (if you don’t like puns, stay away from this episode). I, however, would score the film even a little lower than 77%. This isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy the film. I did. However the issues I had with it were series enough that they took me completely out of the film, and that’s something you don’t want to do as a filmmaker.
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