Snowpiercer (2013)

Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite was a subtle social commentary compared to this powerful film with a potent message, based on a French graphic novel by Jacques Lob.

It mirrors the real world with terrifying accuracy, using metaphors which stir the same rebellion in you that ‘the back of the train’ feel at being controlled.

Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Song Kang-ho, Ko Asung, Ewen Bremner are effective characters in a larger plot, where the train itself becomes the protagonist and the villain, alive and breathing, a messiah in an apocalyptic world.

The basic premise remains the same, it’s the treatment that makes this an eye opener, a cinematic genius which is perhaps more relevant now than when it was made, making it a classic, timeless warning.

4/5

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