Film plot –
‘Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world’s survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway.’
For the second instalment of Film club, we were shown the film Snowpiercer, a 2013 film directed by Bong Joon – Ho. Im a fan of the concept of this film, with the idea of portraying capitalism and revolution in a futuristic setting, and admire its differences to other films that take a similar approach, although personally I felt although at points, Joon – Ho didn’t quite master the balance of realistic and overrated scenes, with a tendency to drag out shots and sections of dialogue which contain the most aggression, which I feel is his attempt at making use of the talented and classic actors that he used. One example of this, was when Wilford’s men came affront with the third class party from the back of train, commencing a fight between classes. I personally felt that this scene was way to long, especially with the use of excessive slow motion shots, it was a struggle to remain paying attention.
There aren’t many videos in which cover the breakdowns of certain vfx shots within the film, however I have included these two, which mainly highlight where you can expect to see visual effects (even though a vast majority of the film is vfx based) YouTube doesn’t seem to have anything better for me to watch. The only thing that I learnt from the videos is that I was correct in what was in fact a green screen – which almost everyone who has seen this film would (hopefully) know.