Snowpiercer Review by Ammar Akhtar


Snowpiercer stars Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and John Hurt. It is directed by Joon Ho-Bong. It is about the future in which the world is frozen and remaining life is contained in a train. There are different sections on the train which the people live in. The back section is known to be the home of the poor and the front belongs to the rich. The front is also home to the man who controls the entire train named Wilford. Curtis (played by Evans) decides to start a revolution to take control the train, along with the help of the entire back section.

    This movie is very unique and different from any other film that has been released this year. The action is frickin' amazing, but its done in a way you would not expect. There are lots of shaky cams and zooms, but its works. There was one scene in particular which gave a videogame feel. Also, the hidden messages and themes of the story is something you would not see in a regular film. It is truly disturbing and shows the truth of humanity and what we do to survive in our world. I wouldn’t call this a hollywood films due to these reasons. It’s just so unique and different that its far from any mainstream movie.

    The movie is also very unpredictable and intense. Some parts were just jaw-dropping, especially towards the end. Dont worry, I wont spoil too much, but people are not who they seem to be. The action scenes were very intense. Axes and knives were high in the sky being aimed at men. It was a bloodfest. It built the intensity and suspense. It was also pretty awesome!

    This film was absolutely amazing, but there were just some minor mistakes:

        -There were some minor plot holes. For example, there was a character who is needed to open the gates, but he is found in a small chamber. The movie never went in depth as to why he was in there.

        -CGI does not look that good. I just think that they could have done a better job because there are so many other movies that have amazing effects (ex: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). It takes away the realism of the movie.

Overall, I enjoyed this film. It is a beautiful film that tells the truth. It is very different from any movie I have seen and is very original. Even though there were flaws, its positives overshadow them.

MY SCORE: 9/10