Review: SNOWPIERCER, A Singular And Breathtaking Cinematic Experience | Twitch
Definitely seeing this weekend.Following the disappointment of Kim Jee-woon's The Last Stand and the lukewarm reception of Park Chan-wook's meticulous chamber piece Stoker, Bong Joon-ho has created with Snowpiercer the most accomplished overseas work of any Korean filmmaker to-date. While it remains to be seen whether or not mainstream western audiences will embrace Bong's dark and ferocious genre film, in many ways he's already beaten Hollywood at its own game. A tour de force of science fiction, Snowpiercer is a singular and breathtaking cinematic experience.
Saw Snowpiercer last night, it's a really cool and memorable flick with a Korean movie vibe to it with its twists and turns which is quite awesome. It feels increasingly surreal as the movie goes on which might put some people off but they weren't afraid to have little fun with it. I didn't like the final minutes of the movie at all but the buildup to the ending was solid.
So I didn't quite love it but I really liked it. Check it out.
Book Review: 'Firestorm' Bridges Gap Between Between 'Rise' & 'Dawn Of The Planet Of Apes' With Thrills & Dread|The Playlist
I like this idea.'Dawn' picks up a decade since the events in 'Rise,' with the apes now firmly in control, providing a new backdrop for the primate driven blockbuster. But what happened narratively in between the two films?
Well, that space between the films is where Fox has been exercising the kind of clever muscles that I wish studios would flex more often. They've already issued three short films that show human survival in the wake of the Simian Flu that was spreading rapidly across the globe at the end of 'Rise.' And now they've filled in much more with "Firestorm" by Greg Keyes, which not only utilizes the somewhat antiquated but still standard movie novelization format, but allows it function not just as a retelling of the film, but as a substantive add on to the experience. Sure, you don't have to read the book to enjoy the film (or vice versa), but for those looking to get a bit more out of the blockbuster before they see it, or afterward, "Firestorm" exceeds expectations handily.
Why am I the only one that was floored by it????