Well, the Long Island Railroad might go on strike soon to the chagrin of commuters such as myself, but in SNOWPIERCERS, the passengers are doomed to be on a train forever, and segregated by a pecking order–those who eat steak and those who eat protein bars made from feces. What’s in your protein bar? Do you believe your protein bar labels?
Snow Piercers is Speculative Fiction, which is often scifi, horror, fantasy, apocalyptic and post apocalyptic tales, weird fiction, utopian, dystopian, and supernatural fiction that has a social context. Here, the disaster that put folks on this train is a failed global warming experiment that causes the whole earth to freeze and no longer be able to support the life.
For me, the movie collapsed when Tilda Swinton was offed. (Sorry for the spoiler.) What a hilarious villainess she is! And since The Truman Show (that Jim Carey movie), I’m tired of seeing Ed Harris play God. (or a god.) There were gorgeous scenes, but when villains came alive after they had already been killed and the denouement was dragged out, I stayed because my husband was still loving the film.