Snowpiercer

Norm Stansfield

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Best movie I've seen in quite a while. It is so well made that it's ridiculous. Not just for a foreign market movie, for any sci-fi movie.

It was filmed in South Korea (directed by Joon-ho Bong, who also made The Host), but it's based on a French comic book, it's in English, it had a massive budget of $40 mill. or so, it has Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Ed Harris, and it looks pretty much perfect.

Also, it's not out in the US. It's gonna be released in June, even though it came out over six months ago in SK, including on BluRay (so it's "available"). I don't recommend watching the trailer, but since I made a thread, I should probably add it:

 

HandPanzer

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Nice, I'm literally watching it right now. Looks good.
 

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I saw the teaser almost a year ago...I thought it was a scrapped or shelved project.
 

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Snowpiercer. I saw this movie. It was totally badass.

 

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Watched tonight. Yep, it's the shit.

I know that babies taste best. :D
 

Konstantin K

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Watched this last night and I really liked it. I'm glad I didn't see any trailers beforehand, I don't know if it would've spoiled anything but it was nice to go in with a totally clean slate. You think it's a coincidence that at times I felt like I was watching a Terry Gilliam movie and there's also a character named Gilliam? Too bad it's only getting a limited release in the US, we need more sci-fi movies like this.
 

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Longest Coors commercial ever.
 

Bill Lehecka

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I get Snowpiercer at my art house theater July 2nd. I may need to head there.
 

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Why a whole year later?
Maybe they thought that, despite all the well known English speaking actors in it, someone in Hollywood would want remake it like all the other popular Korean flicks.
 

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Maybe they thought that, despite all the well known English speaking actors in it, someone in Hollywood would want remake it like all the other popular Korean flicks.
Maybe Hollywood could remake The Good, the Bad, the Weird first? ;)
 

Norm Stansfield

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Why a whole year later?
Because of Harvey Weinstein's thick headed arrogance:
wikipedia said:
The American rights were acquired by Harvey Weinstein in 2012, based on the script and some completed footage, with a plan for wide release in the United States and Canada. However, it was reported that Weinstein wanted to trim several minutes from the end of the film, which led to a dispute with the filmmaker.
 
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Some men just want to see the world freeze.
 
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A short animation of the events proceeding the departure of the train.

 
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Half way through the movie I found myself getting bored.

I hope whatever it was based on was better.