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VTGamehendge 6/27/2014 12:06:51 AM

I had already made up my mind to see this.  I'll probably try and check it out next week on a weeknight.  Might even decide to see this before Transformers.

Muenster 6/27/2014 1:12:32 AM

Saw it 3 weeks ago. It was just as bad as T4. Stupid concept and stupid premise. F plus, but only because Chris Evans, at least tried to commit to the fantastically dorky script.

 

NEW SNOWPIERCER Poster (Article) - 6/11/2014 7:39:04 PM

Watched this movie last night. Two questions that kept bugging me were:

Why does the train need to keep moving?

If a snowy avalanche could derail the train so easily, how did it manage to avoid them for 17 years?

This film attempted to explain why class structures exist, and makes a decent attempt with exposition as to how the heads of each class often acted in logical collusion to keep the numbers sustainable.

This choo-choo movie tried to be a heady social commentary film, but it only gets heavy with knife and gun fights as it chugs along, making stops in some silly preposterous luxury cars full of people that still act as though the cold weather apocalypse never happened. One stop towards the end of the movie is actually in one of the front cars that has been hosting a 24 7 365 disco dance trance party full of writhing people and crazy lights.

This film would have made better sense if it had been a short Outer Limits episode. Such a schedule would have allowed this film to be an express, thereby not subjecting the viewer to so many useless stops to pick up tired plot devices and class warfare cliches.

What a train-wreck. How they managed to get Swinton, Harris, and Evans on board eludes me.

Do yourself a favor. Don't board this train. Wait for the next one.

kalonthar 6/27/2014 1:14:55 AM

I just have to see this movie. I've never seen a film before that was so praised by critics and seemingly ripped to shreds by everyone else. I'm sure there have been plenty of movies where that happened, but I've never experienced it.

blankczech 6/27/2014 8:27:34 AM

 Not surprised to see Muensters comments.  This sci-fi movie is an allegory for a struggle which has been going on forever.  Some might be surprised at how many people would root for the wealthy and privileged (instead of those nasty poor people) in a class war. Those folks won't be happy with the message in this flick (just as they disliked District 9).

Picking apart the movie on the grounds of how could the train do this or that do that is silly on a website that deals with comic books, sci-fi, fantasy and horror.  You can pick apart any movie in those genres based on reality and logic.  It's called suspending your disbelief.  Don't get caught up in hard science...enjoy the theme...or not.

I'll see this...whether it's Hunger Games, Elysium or Snowpiercer...I enjoy watching rich folk who were never taught that it's nice to share (with those less fortunate)...get their asses kicked.

 

monkeyfoot 6/27/2014 8:54:58 AM

Somebody gave me a file of this a couple of months ago and I still haven't looked at it. I'll have to make a point of watching it.

TheSilentKiller 6/27/2014 9:43:48 AM

 This one is interesting - there seems to be a lot of scorn from audiences, even though the critics love it.

ActionMovieGod 6/27/2014 10:55:07 AM

Transformers was EPIC!!!

momitchell7 6/27/2014 11:04:46 AM

Blank... you've chosen to been blinded by the media left, I see. I know a lot of wealthy people and I can tell you that they do a lot more to help those less fortunate than those who are less fortunate and are constantly begging for handouts, complaining about the rich, rather than making a sincere effort to better their own lives. 

BTW - not every rich person was born with a  silver spoon in their mouths... millions of people have chosen to overcome their poor circumstances by working hard to accomplish great things in their lives... And have.

Newdude718 6/27/2014 12:08:57 PM

Just watched the trailer and this movie is pretty much if hunger games was on a train with captain America instead of the chic with the arrows. I can not imagine setting in a theater and watching this def will wait till the bootleg guy on nostrand ave has a copy for 2$. 

VTGamehendge 6/27/2014 12:09:32 PM

Hehe, bong...

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