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New Trailer & Featurettes For From Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer'

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 5, 2013 11:35 AM
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Are you excited for Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer"? Well, of course you are, but it's a bit of a bummer for those of us stateside anticipating his star-studded, post-apocalyptic movie. While it gears up to open on August 1st in South Korea, U.S. distributors The Weinstein Company haven't even given the movie a date yet, and we'd wager at this point, it probably won't arrive in theaters until 2014. Fall festival apperances? Perhaps that will be in the cards, though the Weinsteins may also be too busy pushing their awards season slate, so you never know. Sigh. But at least there is still a lot we can look at until then...

A new trailer and a batch of featurettes have dropped for the movie, set aboard a moving train, in which the the upper class resides in luxury while the lower classes eke it out in the less desirable sections, all while a ravaged Earth sits outside. (So kinda like a super contained "Elysium"?) Naturally, those below don't want to keep their place and an uprising begins, which will seem to involve lots of hand-to-hand combat involving axes and spears. Damn. After the trailer, check out a bunch of character-driven featurettes with even more footage and a weird animated trailer thing...we're not quiet sure what that's for.

As we said, no word yet on when "Snowpiercer" will dock in our station, but we continue to patiently wait.... [The Film Stage]

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  • Piotr | July 9, 2013 11:58 PMReply

    "What if there was a train that represented all of humanity and the poor people were in the back and the rich people were in the front?" - asked a Korean guy who has no idea what American people want to see in their movies. I get that it was a comic book, people, lay off. Still, I think this thing looks hackneyed. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited for it. I can be both. People are contradictions. Still, it looks like an F-ing thick metaphor that doesn't really know what it wants to be. Am I supposed to sit in a theatre for two hours and watch The Human Flash try to get from coach to first class? Sure, Bong, sure. I'll get right on that. But first I've got a script for you - it's about rich people living in space and poor people living on Earth. Oh, wait. I already gave that one to Neill.

  • Bobby | July 12, 2013 2:46 PM

    Dear American, this is a Korean film for World audiences that like to watch stuff that isn't formula, no-brainer entertainment to stop people seeing what's really going on. A good metaphor, looking forward to seeing it as a film more than the next $100m budget waste of printed resources.

  • Evan | July 5, 2013 12:22 PMReply

    This can't get here soon enough.

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