[Genre] Scifi, Art-house, Action
To the wondering eye one may see an absurd, definitely convoluted hollywood popcorn flick. Yet what we have here is a seriously good art-house film full of subtext; painted in mainstream camouflage. I viewed this over a week ago and really enjoyed it, even though I was left feeling like I was missing something. The reason for this was I downloaded and watched it in popcorn flick mode. It had good reviews which confused me after watching the trailer, the plot seems rather tripe. But essentially I really enjoyed it and wasn't sure why until today when I started thinking about it. I had watched the whole film ignorant of director Joon-ho Bong's brilliance.
On the outside it's a frozen post-apocalyptic world where the survivors live on a train that continually moves around the entire planet to prevent it from freezing (durp i know). The length of the train is comprised of classes of people ranging from first, up the front, down to the lower class, at the back of the train. Uprising ensues.
[Plaz is Rad]
I'm still unravelling the layers to this film; which is always enjoyable when a film can do that.
I need to watch it again as I keep increasing the rating. 8.5-9 ?