In keeping with the winter weather this Netlfix recommendation is a combination of “The Day After Tomorrow” cataclysmic climate change movie and “Animal Farm” dystopian society that luckily is as far from our reality as possible.
Snowpiercer begins in a world where an attempt to prevent climate change through climate engineering goes wrong resulting an ice age that destroys all life on the planet. All life except for the people living on a massive train powered by a perpetual motion engine which circles the globe once a year. The massive train is split into cars which also divides the people into classes, with people closest to the “sacred engine” the most elite and the people at the tail end of the train live in absolute squalor.
The reason we like this movie because it is just so crazy. The juxtaposition between the ultra-wealthy front and the extreme poverty which at times results to cannibalism to survive at the back creates a compelling underdog story. Snowpiercer also have quite and international cast with the like of Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho and directed by Bong Joon-ho.
IMDB gave is 7 out of 10. It’s a great watch for those people that enjoy exploring the human condition and for those causal watchers that enjoy action and plot twists.