Disclaimer: The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of allgames.com. The Snowpiercer movie is rated R-Restricted, and should not be seen by anyone under 17 years of age unless accompanied by parents or guardians.
Introduction to the Snowpiercer Review
Truth be told, it took me over four days (not consecutively) to finish watching this movie in its entirety since I took plenty of breaks away from it. Of course this may be different for you. Find out why it took me so long to watch the complete movie. Even more importantly, find out if Snowpiercer is a movie that I recommend you watch by checking out my movie review.
Plot of the Snowpiercer Movie
If you watch the Snowpiercer movie, it becomes obvious that a better title for this film would have been simply “The Train.” Yes, there is snow in the movie but almost all of the action takes place in the train and revolves around what is happening in the train,
In a nutshell, Snowpiercer is a 2013 movie about the plight of a group of people who are the only remaining humans after the earth is frozen to an icy, snowy wasteland due to the release of a chemical. The survivals of this disaster "cohabitate" on a train.
The movie details the violent struggles a group of people in the tail end of the train endured as well as the man who would become their leader, Chris Evans -- who plays the part of Curtis Everett.
As you probably know, Chris Evans gained fame in the Marvel Avengers role of Captain America. By the way, he has acted in a number of other movies including the film The Red Sea Diving Resort. By the way, he also has a streaming TV mini-series on Apple TV, Defending Jacob.
Little Known Fact: The Snowpiercer movie is the basis for a TV series by the same name starring Jennifer Connolly and Daveed Diggs that was released on May 17, 2020.
Violence in the Snowpiercer Movie
The Snowpiercer movie is rated R due to the amount of and intensity of violence and probably because of some of the other grotesque events that happen during this movie. I was a little taken aback that Chris Evans would appear in such a film. Maybe he accepted a part in the movie because of the reputation of the director, Bong Joon-Ho who also later won awards for directing the movie Parasite.
Regardless of the reason, the extreme violence in Snowpiercer was one of the reasons it took me a few days to see the complete film. As I mentioned earlier, maybe you will be able to stomach watching this film all the way through in one setting, but for me -- I had to look at this movie in segments.
Actors in the Snowpiercer Movie
The movie Snowpiercer was star-studded in a way, because in addition to Chris Evans, other characters included future academy award winner, Octavia Spencer and others. Continuing on a positive note, I think the actors did an adequate, realistic job of portraying their roles. In other words, they made their parts seem believable.
Suspense in the Snowpiercer Movie
Aside from the senseless violence and gross events happening in the movie, there is a sense of suspense if you watch the Snowpiercer film. For instance, you will probably wonder what will happen to the various groups of people -- especially those at the “tail end” of the train. Additionally, you may be curious about the future of Chris Evan’s character as the leader of the tail end. Will he get “promoted” to work at the front of the train, and even more suspenseful -- who in his regime, including himself -- will survive?
Assessment of the Snowpiercer Movie
In my opinion, Snowpiercer is basically a hash and slash movie, in the most grossiest way. There are also disturbing images in the Snowpiercer film including insects, descriptive survival dialogue and the degrading use of children. For these reasons, I cannot recommend this movie. Of course, you may you want to check out the movie for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
After watching the Snowpiercer movie, you may come away thinking about the message the writers and director were trying to convey -- if any. Or similar to me, you will probably just try to forget the movie altogether.
Conversely, because of my negative reaction to this film and delay in watching the complete movie, maybe that is a testament to how well the actors played their roles on this train -- which like the movie, appeared to be going nowhere fast -- pun intended.
Rating of the Snowpiercer Movie
Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate the Snowpiercer movie 1 ½ stars.