It’s been a long time coming, but director Bong Joon-ho‘s latest film, Snowpiercer is finally getting the North American treatment it should have gotten at least last year. Granted, it will only be a day-and-date release, but considering how long and hard Bong fought to get his cut of the film approved after The Weinstein Company acquired the rights to it with the goal of cutting it down in order to be able to sell it to middle America, a limited theatrical release is a small price to pay. And to boot, we’re talking about a film that has already earned the explicit praise and approval of most critics around the world who have seen the film, if not all of them.
Snowpiercer,” based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews