I’m allowing myself fourteen movies for 2014 because: 1) ten is too hard, 2) I want to bring attention to these movies I think are great, 3) you’re not the boss of me, and 4) Buzzfeed tells me round numbers are not important (i.e. 19 Seriously Disturbing Bug Faces That Will Ruin Your Life Forever and 26 Pictures That Will Give You Hope For The Future). I haven’t seen ALL the films this year, but of those I did see these are my personal favorites.
Who remembers when pre-apocalyptic movies were a thing? Those were the good old days.
Joon-Ho Bong’s latest movie Snowpiercer was an overall fantastic action movie set in, yet another, dystopian future wherein the human race has dwindled to the population of one massive train. Watching the movie you can estimate that there are roughly a thousand human beings left in existence and our story focuses on the “tail” section of the train where the poorest of the poor reside in the locomotive version of labor camps. The narrative set forth begins 17 years after the icy apocalypse and portrays the uprising of those in the tail section of the train, with the intent of taking control of the train’s engine, because “whoever controls the engine controls the world.”