‘Snowpiercer’ is a Much Grittier ‘The Hunger Games,’ For Railway Enthusiasts

Chris Evans snowpiercer still If you haven’t seen Snowpiercer yet, you need to, immediately. Here’s what it’s about, in case you saw it on one of those Best of 2014 lists and were still on the fence….

Basically, in the future – 2031 to be exact – the human race has decided to release a chemical into the atmosphere to cool the climate, but it works too well and freezes everything and the last few remnants of mankind are stuck on a train that circles earth once a year.

It’s based on a French graphic novel (Le Transperceneige), and is basically a much grittier, gorier South Korean version of The Hunger Games, except on a train.

With Chris Evans as Katniss (or Princess Elsa), Jamie Bell as Peeta, Tilda Swinton as Effy, and Ed Harris as President Snow. HUNGER TRAIN!
Frozen arm snowpiercer
The train circles the earth once a year and works on a horribly unfair class system, with the people at the back of the train eating roach protein and getting their arms frozen off and broken with sledgehammers by the rich sushi-eating folk at the front when they misbehave.

Brooding dude in a beanie Curtis (Captain America) decides to do something about it and break through the security gates to take control of the “eternal engine” with the help of an imprisoned drug addict and his clairvoyant daughter.  Continue reading “‘Snowpiercer’ is a Much Grittier ‘The Hunger Games,’ For Railway Enthusiasts”

Trailer: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

It’s always really hard for me to tell if it’s Chris Evans making that confused face, or Chris Evans ACTING confused as Steve Rogers, but either way, Captain America is back in his second feature film and he’s still as annoyingly righteous as ever. “This isn’t freedom, it’s fear!” Ugh.

Good thing Nick Fury and Bitch Widow are there to verbally slap him and bring him back to reality.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-starring Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie and Robert Redford his theaters April of 2014, before Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (August 2014) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 2015).  Continue reading “Trailer: Captain America: The Winter Soldier”