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Watch: First Trailer For Bong Joon-ho's Post-Apocalyptic 'Snowpiercer' Starring Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 12, 2013 9:53 AM
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Snowpiercer, Chris Evans

Picked up by The Weinstein Company last fall, rumored for Cannes and generally spending the last few months teasing us with a handful of stills repurposed into posters as well, now comes the first real look at Bong Joon-ho's upcoming, star-studded "Snowpiercer." Was it worth the wait?

The first trailer for the movie has arrived and there is no doubt it's ambitious. The 99% vs. 1% story takes place on a train in a post-apocalyptic and wintery future, where a train is divided into a class system. But of course, that doesn't sit well wit those below and revolt brews. There are a lot of axes in here, and shots of crowds of people crashing into other and running around, but we have to say the movie looks more action heavy and perhaps a bit less atmospheric that we might have been hoping. But then again, it's hard to tell if that's just the way the trailer has been cut. Nonetheless, with this cast? We'll be there. 

Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Song Kang-ho, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer and Ewen Bremner, the film opens in South Korea on August 1st but no stateside date yet. Watch below.

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  • cinematic_high | June 12, 2013 2:33 PMReply

    count me in

  • Another Bong Fan | June 12, 2013 12:44 PMReply

    I'm a little underwhelmed by this trailer since it's so action-y, but I'm hoping Bong will deliver as he so far has.

  • nechoplex | June 12, 2013 12:13 PMReply

    Did not understand a single thing Tilda Swinton said but I'm loving it!

  • Justin | June 12, 2013 12:07 PMReply

    I'm going to see this in a Korean theatre in August. However, I don't speak Korean. It looks like one actor at least (Song Kang-ho?) will have lines in Korean, that I won't understand. Ah well, sacrifices.

  • Edward Davis | June 12, 2013 11:46 AMReply

    Now we know why this wasn't accepted at Cannes...

  • Mongoosecmr | June 12, 2013 4:33 PM

    Yeah, now way it could hold up that Takashi Miike film. That one really made waves.

  • Neil | June 12, 2013 11:40 AMReply

    With Bong Joon-ho, it is never as simple as it looks...

  • Marko | June 12, 2013 11:34 AMReply

    Didn't really care much for the trailer, but the movie looks good.

  • Bong Fan | June 12, 2013 10:42 AMReply

    Looks dope.

  • B | June 12, 2013 10:29 AMReply

    Polar Express + 1984?

  • jmp | June 12, 2013 3:12 PM

    B, you are unbelievably funny. I needed a good laugh ! Ha ! Ha ! This is a cheesy trailer. Their is nothing thrilling about this trailer.

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