#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world’s survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway.
Plot: 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.
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Snowpiercer is getting a TV adaptation soon, so now it’s the best moment to rewatch one of the best movies in 2014. At the time, Bong Joon-ho wasn’t exactly a famous director that everyone knew about. Therefore, the cast led by Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and the intriguing premise did all the work in creating the cult following it got. Ironically, I haven’t watched this film since its release, so this is only my second time boarding its train. I’m going to start with the best thing that this movie possesses: its screenplay.
This is one of the most shocking films I’ve seen when it comes to delivering jaw-dropping twists, one after the other, exclusively through dialogue. As it would become a staple in Bong Joon-ho’s filmography, his writing is so incredibly complex and multi-layered that it’s truly a miracle that his movies end up making any sense. Snowpiercer (which is co-written by Kelly Masterson) has literally dozens of logical questions that any other film would not only fail to explain, they wouldn’t even try to. With any other screenwriters, this movie would feel too far-fetched and hard to believe. But it’s far from that.
Each character receives extraordinarily elaborate development, filled with mind-blowing revelations and eye-opening twists. Every line of dialogue, every picture, every camera movement, every shot, every scene matters. Everything the viewer sees or hears either means something or foreshadows an eventual payoff. Snowpiercer is the definition of “every shot counts”. Don’t you dare go to the bathroom without stopping the film first. You’ll undoubtedly miss something significant. Absolutely brilliant screenplay and astonishing, well-written characters.
It’s indisputably a narrative-driven story. Snowpiercer is a lesson in exposition. Even though there’s plenty of action (I’ll get there), it’s a movie that relies on the viewer’s ability to be captivated by dialogue. The concept is definitely unique, and the story is extremely captivating, but only if the viewer can understand the value of entertainment in listening to these characters while they go through their revolution… in learning who these characters were, are and will be. Just as an example, there’s a third act’s monologue performed by Chris Evans that not only delivers tons of information about his character, but it’s also emotionally compelling to watch. If someone doesn’t *feel* anything during this scene, then maybe Snowpiercer might not be the movie for you.
I find The Platform to have a similar concept. Instead of a train, it’s a vertical prison, but the allegory of how society works is evident in both films. How politics, religion, and early education can control Humanity. The top/front people not only receive more than what they need, but they still overuse everything, completely ignoring the bottom/tail humans that need to fight for scraps. These films take entirely different paths, but Snowpiercer owns a much more complex narrative than The Platform. However, it’s still interesting to see the comparisons between these two distinct approaches on a similar theme.
Nevertheless, for everyone that needs some sort of dynamic entertainment, this flick is also packed with action set pieces. There’s a tiny bit of too much shaky cam for my taste, but overall, it accomplishes the mission of delivering the chaotic, energetic, claustrophobic environment that the action sequences need. It’s a train, after all. It’s not like they could produce massive battles in such a small space. In fact, the screenplay allows the crew to show some really creative, innovative techniques. The use of slow-motion (not only during the action scenes) elevates the movie, generating great suspense/tension, and it’s perfectly timed (including a fantastic one-take sequence with Chris Evans).
Since I just mentioned him, might as well address his impressive performance. People might not remember this, but at the time of the film’s release, Evans was interested in pursuing a directing career, setting his acting as a secondary role. While I do believe he’s going to make a great director, I’m beyond happy that he continued to use his acting abilities. As with most of MCU’s actors, I feel like he’s pretty underrated considering what he has demonstrated throughout his career. Snowpiercer is just the tip of the iceberg. Chris Evans is a remarkable actor and much more than “just” a version of Captain America.
Tilda Swinton (Mason) also offers a quite interesting display, Octavia Spencer (Tanya) is fascinating, while the legend Ed Harris (Wilford) takes his short but effective screentime to prove how gifted he is, especially concerning plot exposition. He’s always able to be captivating by merely opening his mouth. Marco Beltrami’s score is riveting and memorable. The editing (Steve M. Choe, Changju Kim) is not only seamless, but it definitely helps the viewer better understand the story. Finally, the production and set design are impeccable, offering the “one-location”, claustrophobic vibe that a train unavoidably has.
My only major issue involves the ending. It’s quite impactful but also underwhelming and morally divisive. A particular decision that affects everyone in the train (basically, the entire Humanity) doesn’t quite convince me that it’s the best conclusion. It sort of diminishes some of the characters’ efforts to get where they do, as well as the story’s initial purpose. On one hand, it’s an ending that raises a few questions in a movie that does a terrific job in explaining every little detail until this last moment. On the other hand, the train is far from giving a fair life to everyone…
In the end, Snowpiercer is not only one of 2014’s best films but also one of the best of the respective decade. With a brilliant screenplay, Bong Joon-ho delivers an extremely complex narrative, filled with emotionally shocking character development, and featuring excellent stunt work. The underlying theme of how Humanity is controlled by how its society works (from politics to religion to education) cleverly accompanies the already twistful story. Snowpiercer is a phenomenal lesson in “exposition”, and the definition of “every shot matters”. Boasting jaw-dropping performances from everyone, especially from Chris Evans, every dialogue is remarkably captivating, packed with mind-blowing revelations, and an unbelievable effort in explaining every little detail regarding the train’s functionality. This would undoubtedly be at the top of the decade’s best movies if not for a morally divisive and somewhat underwhelming/questionable ending. Technically, an addictive score, amazing editing, and impressive production/set design put the final stamp of quality in a brightly original, unique piece of cinema.
Original IP Post-Apocalyptia as well as the 21st century can possibly dish it out.
_Final rating:★★★★ – Very strong appeal. A personal favourite._
I agree with some reviewers that there are some (unnecessary) plot holes and illogical stuff going on (food supply just one of the main issues, as there are hundreds of people on board, and if you dare to count there are more people like guards, crazies and rich people than on our poor rebels side) but that left aside, Snowpiercer got a refreshing perspective on the postapocalyptic genre/tales and provides some unique ideas and combines them with some solid acting and a pro production.
Verdict: not brilliant and no masterpiece but a good and entertaining flick – if you like the genre and want some action on your screen.
There are to many; “What?!” moments
I actually like this genre of film, but this was a lousy attempt from this studio. In my opinion there simply are to many things we as viewers are expected to go along with. Without any explanation. Don’t agree with me? I will give you some examples then (MAJOR SPOILERS);
1. Why did they need to eat each other at the start of their trip, and then suddenly this protein bar-machine appeared. It seems hard to accept that the magnificent Wilford would make this train with room for this low-class people, but with no way to feed them. And how did they make this bug-protein-bar machine while traveling at such speeds?
2. Having this class-system and using riots as a way to kill some of the population, seems a very cruel and inefficient way to keep the trains population regulated. And not to mention risky, after all this “grand plan” is what sets in motion the events that lead to the trains demise. There are tons of other option that history has shown is better ways to handle situations like this. And what about just plain simple birth regulations?
3. What does the engine run on? Hopes and dreams? explain please. Nuff said.
4. How those no part of the railway the train runs on gets destroyed or needs fixing during this 18 year long train ride? In an such extreme climate some part of the rails are bound to be somewhat damaged.
5. At the end of the movie they step outside and into the cold “harsh” weather. And let me just tell you. We call that summer in Norway, not an apocalyptic freezing weather. There truly need to be some better way to deal with the problem of this “extreme” weather. (and yes i know it was the middle of the day and the weather was nice, and maybe its worse at other times and blah blah, but still, doesn’t seam to make sense.)’
6. The peoples behavior wasn’t believable either. First of all, we need to remember that it was an closed environment, and people in the different classes all knew each other. And when after 18 years on this train some of the upper-class people see these dirty, bloody and new faces, they don’t seem to give one single f**k. Not one single one of them. And why did Curtis choose to destroy the engine, the only thing that was keeping all the people on the train alive, to temporarily save one kid? He basically doomed the whole train, including the child he just saved. (And don’t get me started on how he did it, jeezez.)
The list of these “What?!” moments just goes on and on and on. Some are short and brief, but others (like the examples i have given) are major movie-enjoyment-destroying. The sum of all these moments just leaves you with an bad feeling when you are finished watching the film.
BUT, the movie ain’t all bad. This fictional setting of the film, makes for a type of film that is enjoyable. But often it boils down to; Are you able to believe the case that the film presents, or do you find it just to unrealistic to bear with. At the end of the movie, where all was revealed, the “mind blown”-moment. I just sat there with to many questions and a big “what?!”- expression. And not the “I-just-got-my- – head-exploded-“What?!”, but the what just happened “what”. And that the reasons why all this things had happened was the general premise of population control, wasn’t mind blowing material, if you ask me.
Original Language ko
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Bong Joon Ho
Writer Jacques Lob (based on “Le Transperceneige” by), Benjamin Legrand (based on “Le Transperceneige” by), Jean-Marc Rochette (based on “Le Transperceneige” by), Bong Joon Ho (screen story by), Bong Joon Ho (screenplay by), Kelly Masterson (screenplay by)
Actors Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt
Country South Korea, Czech Republic
Awards 34 wins & 105 nominations.
Production Company Opus, CJ Entertainment, Stillking Films, Moho Film
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435 Advanced, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393), D-Cinema