In the not-too-distant future, the world has been ravaged by a man-made post-apocalyptic ice age with Earth’s last survivors on board the Snowpiercer, a globe-spanning train fiercely divided by class and privilege. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, one man (Captain America‘s Chris Evans) risks everything to lead a revolt in a desperate, violent car-by-car push toward answers and control of the locomotive’s engine. South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho’s English language debut is a boldly powerful sci-fi knockout filled with spectacular action set pieces, pitch black humor, and an all-star supporting cast.
“Violent, often absurd, but full of brilliant surprises.” – David Denby, New Yorker
“The best action film of 2014, and probably the best film, period.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
“An enormously ambitious, visually stunning and richly satisfying futuristic epic from the gifted Korean genre director Bong Joon-ho.” – Scott Foundas, Variety
“Snowpiercer offers an unhinged ride that’s worth the investment for its mixture of batty personalities, consistently impressive visuals and mad swipes at heavy symbolism jam-packed together.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“That rare experience you don’t get to have much in the summer anymore, a loud, clanging, original action flick that’s grabbing you by the lapels and yelling in your ears.” – David Sims, The Atlantic
- Bong Joon-ho
- Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Go Ah-sung, John Hurt and Ed Harris
- South Korea / Czech Republic / USA / France
- Running Time
- 126 minutes
Cannon Films and Texas Chainsaw director Tobe Hooper team up for one of the most wildly entertaining sci-fi brainbusters of the 1980s! From the depths of space comes a race of alien vampires ready to suck the Lifeforce out of London. Now only a troubled astronaut (Steve Railsback) and a determined detective (Peter Firth) can stop the perpetually naked extraterrestrial leader (Mathilda May) before her plague can destroy the world. It’s an enjoyable mishmash of end of the world disaster flick, zombies-on-the-loose horror, alien invasion thriller, and sex-charged exploitation, featuring a top notch cast and stellar visual effects from Star Wars legend John Dykstra. 35mm print of the extended international version!
- Tobe Hooper
- Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Patrick Stewart, Michael Gothard
- Running Time
- 116 minutes