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06Jul/14

Snowpiercer

I saw this yesterday at the AMC Mayfair 18.  It is a Korean-American science fiction action film, based upon a French graphic novel.

In the story, there is a failed global-warming experiment that plunges the earth into a second ice-age.  The only remaining life, on earth is aboard a train called the Snowpiercer.

The story begins 18 years into the train continually circling the earth.  A class system has developed aboard the train and the passengers in the back of the train formulate a plan to fight their way to the front of the train.

This movie got my attention because of the very unique storyline.  The fight between classes are something that has been covered in movie after movie.  This is the first movie that I can think of that does so in this way.  You have to experience all of civilization, in order to get from one end of the train to the other.

I can see this becoming a cult classic, very easily.  It’s a great movie but it doesn’t have a very wide distribution.  I was only able to find it in one theater in Milwaukee.  If you can find it, I would suggest seeing it.

06Apr/14

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I saw The Winter Soldier last night at the Marcus North Shore.  As far as Marvel Avengers movies go, it was pretty good.  It did not take itself too seriously but it also was not one long fight scene.  In this movie, Captain Steve Rogers struggles to come to terms with the future while trying to save it.  His primary foe is a shadowy ex-Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

I really do not think it is going to be winning any awards but it is a good escape.  It was a nice.  I especially found Robert Redford’s portrayal of Alexander Pierce especially enjoyable.  I would say that it is worth the cost of admission.