|Captain America: The SUPER Winter Soldier|
Hello friends, I've delayed the inevitable crapocalypse to bring you more good movies today, although in doing so I have ushered in the actual apocalypse, because today's movie is all about the world after we fuck up the environment in a new, unexpected way. Normally it is in an effort to annihilate one another that humanity ushers in an ice age and then is nearly wiped out entirely, but in Snowpiercer, today's feature presentation, it is in an effort to repair the environmental damage mankind has already caused that they usher in the end of life as we know it. The basic premise is that in 2014 scientists engineer some chemical or particle that will allow them to cool off the Earth, and thus counteract the ecological devastation mankind has wrought. Well they're right, and the particle lowers temperatures. As you might guess from the title, the particle lowers those temperatures waaay wayyy down, and soon everything is trapped in a frosty ice age, and everyone is dead. Almost everyone that is. A small population is sustained on the Snowpiercer, a 100ish car long train that is run by a perpetual motion engine, and that travels in an unending circuit around the frozen world. Some people are lucky and live up front, where its a nonstop masque of the red death style party/orgy while others in the tail live in the most abject and miserable kind of squallor imaginable. The whole operation is overseen by Wilford, the enigmatic and reclusive overseer, who watches the engine and ensures its continued function. This system, as you can no doubt imagine, isn't super great for the people at the back of the train, who live in cramped conditions and survive off of disgusting protein bricks, that I won't tell you what they are because THAT'S HALF THE FUN MAN COME ON.
|Meet my best friend.|
|Let me axe you a question.|
|Tilda Swinton lookin' foxy tonight!|
I recommend you check this one out if you enjoy weird post-apocalypse, or if you are just in love with Chris Evans which, I mean really why would you NOT be right? I don't think there currently IS a legitimate source distributing this, other than the SLIGHTLY wider range of theaters that are now showing it thanks to its critical success, but when this one comes out on DVD or Blu-Ray or Laserdisc or whatever definitely pick it up and give it a watch. I promise that people get killed with axes. That's all for today! Join me next week, when I make good on my earlier threats.