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Movie Review: Snowpiercer

The World is a Mess
Snowpiercer is a movie that lives up to its (by now considerable) hype. It is gorgeous, so I highly recommend watching it in the cinema if you can; lots of work went into the details and they need to be enjoyed.

It is also dark, and fairly violent in spots (I closed my eyes in parts, and I am not typically squeamish). But that said, one thing I find particularly noteworthy after the fact is that the violence isn't gendered--unlike many (most) films there's never a point where a villain threatens a woman to appeal to the hero, etc. etc. Similarly, there is no romantic component, though there are plenty of women characters. There are also plenty of POC.

And Chris Evans. OH MY GOD. He has a long monologue towards the end and its just--it's horrifying and beautiful and real. He is such a fucking great actor and that scene just shows what he's capable of, and it breaks my heart he wants to leave acting when he can do stuff like that.

The writing. Just. This is one of those movies that so aptly demonstrates what SF as a genre can do that no other genre can. It's provocative and I can't stop thinking about it. Just. Wow.

Basically you should all go see this movie, the end.

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browngirl
Jul. 6th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
Eee yay! *makes a note*
sail_aweigh
Jul. 7th, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
I could not agree more on all you said. I saw it last night with some friends and we were all completely stunned by it. I wish it would get wider release in the States because it deserves to be seen far and wide. And as much as I loved Chris in this movie, I only have one other thing to say: SWINTON!

I hadn't heard that Chris Evans wants to give up acting! ::sadface:: Well, he's got a fairly decent body of work for someone his age, so it's not like we won't be able to watch him on screen for a long time to come. I love The Losers and could watch that once a month or so, easily.
caitri
Jul. 8th, 2014 03:32 am (UTC)
The Losers is freaking ADORBS.

Here's the Vulture article about Chris that made me sadface so much: http://www.vulture.com/2014/03/timeline-how-captain-america-chris-evans-got-tired-of-fame.html
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