Snowpiercer is a crazy rollercoaster of a movie, and not just because it’s a post-apocalyptic trainride with larger-than-life characters and intense action sequences.
If you’re a fan of theme park rides, you know there are two basic types: there are the ‘slow’ rides like Disney’s Pirates of the Carribean, where riders drift lazily past detailed tableaus and spend time admiring the artistry and storytelling. The other type of ride is the ‘fast’ rollercoaster-type, like Space Mountain, where it’s all about speed and sensation.
The trick to enjoying Snowpiercer is in recognizing that it’s supposed to be a rollercoaster of a movie. If you try too hard to look for the artistry and storytelling, you’ll probably be confused and disappointed. But if you get on board and let the movie just carry you away, you’ll have a really good time. I did.
My Rating 3.5 (out of 5)