Home Perspective 500 #1 Snowpiercer


Before Okja came to Netflix in 2017, and before Parasite, his most recent work as writer, producer, and director which earned him four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film and shot him to universal fame, Bong Joon-Ho made his fifth film: Snowpiercer. Having just watched Snowpiercer, it has undoubtedly given me a rich and long-lasting first impression that has me eagerly waiting for his next film. One reason for this is that we, the human race, are now experiencing some similar situations to those depicted in Snowpiercer. I, Red Leader, recommend that now is the time to watch a film like Snowpiercer, not just because of how great a film it is, but because of the impacts of the story and the unimaginably horrific Sci-Fi elements within. The scariest thing about Snowpiercer is that it feels real, unlike those horror movies that aren’t realistic enough to put you on the edge of your seat or make you reach for the pause button on the remote. Another film that gives me this feeling is 1973’s The Exorcist, which I will be explaining in a future edition of Home Perspective 500. The point is that Snowpiercer is unintentionally a horror movie that somehow is like a distant cousin of The Simpsons. To pertain The Simpsons into this article that relates to movies here at InGen it was believed in 1998 that Disney will buy Fox as The Simpsons are known for those odd predictions like that but on March 20th, 2019, Disney acquired the entire film division of 20th Century Fox with movies from their main branch which is now known as 20th Century Studios (the Alien Franchise, Avatar, Home Alone, Planet Of The Apes, The Sound Of Music and the sequel trilogy of Star Wars). Their side branch Fox Searchlight Pictures known as just Searchlight Pictures (127 Hours, Isle Of Dogs, Slumdog Millionaire, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Shape Of Water) and everything else in their catalog so in conclusion that is why they seem unintentionally related. There are other parts of the movie I enjoyed, the first of which is the production design. Snowpiercer takes place on a train, and many scenes take place in the tail (“shoe”) cars that come across as hauntingly imaginable to the point where something like this could happen in the year 2045. The final thing I want to talk about is the cast because, honestly, they just kicked it out of the park with the likes of Chris Evans (The Avengers), Tilda Swinton (Moonrise Kingdom), Kang-Ho Song (The Host), John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2), Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn), Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station), Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs The World), Ed Harris (The Abyss), and Go Ah-sung (The Host). After seeing this lineup and the future movies they are in, I swear this is one of the greatest all-star lineups ever assembled. Period.

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