Mar

19

 I recently saw the movie Snowpiercer. I thought it was very interesting. Before going, I checked IMDB which rates it at 7.6/10. The short intro is:

"In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine."

I didn't have a very high expectation, thinking that it is yet another sci-fi movie from Hollywood, but on a weekly half price day, I went to watch it anyway.

I must say that it is one of the most thought provoking movies I have seen lately.

It is about the debate of two opinions: 1) everyone, especially the lower class, should stay in its place for the overall harmony and equilibrium of the habitat that is made possible by the ruling elite class; and 2) the lower class should revolt and overturn the ruling class in order to achieve equality. The movie seems inclined toward the former with an ending that due to a revolt the habitat is destroyed and nobody survives.

Given the nature of movie censorship in China, it is very interesting to see the intention of showing this movie.

IMDB seems to indicate that US show time is June.


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