‘Snowpiercer’ U.S. Trailer: Chris Evans Leads the Revolution

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Post-apocalpse settings are all the rage in movies these days (see: certain portions of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the entirety of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and so forth) – and one such upcoming film, which unfolds against the backdrop of a not so bright tomorrow, is Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong’s Snowpiercer. Well, “upcoming” is speaking relative to the U.S., since it opens here in June – some months after having arrived on the scene in several other international markets.

Hence, a green band trailer for Snowpiercer has finally released, just a few weeks after a red band preview hit the ‘Net. For those not familiar, the film’s screenplay was penned by Bong and Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) – based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige” from Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette – and the cast includes Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station), Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Oscar-nominee John Hurt (Doctor Who), and Jamie Bell (Jane Eyre), among others.

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Compared to the international previews, the green and red band Snowpiercer trailer have been designed to appeal more to U.S. audiences. That approach includes focusing the spotlight on Evans’ character (who leads a rebellion aboard a futuristic train that houses much of humanity in the film’s wintery dystopian setting), in order to better utilize his star power as a selling point – in addition to emphasizing the movie’s action beats, as accompanied by the expected dramatic musical cues in the post-Inception age of trailers. (That’s a thing, right?)

The reviews for Snowpiercer so far indicate that it has both action and brains, much like Bong’s previous genre films (The Host, Mother, etc.), though – in its positive review – Variety notes that the aforementioned marketing approach may be for the best, given that the “hybrid art-movie/blockbuster nature” of Bong’s new creation doesn’t make it the easiest of sells. Related concerns about the movie’s marketability inspired The Weinstein Company to consider releasing a recut of the film in the U.S.; after much backlash online, the studio heads instead settled on a limited release that preserves Bong’s preferred version.

All in all, Snowpiercer is looking and sounding pretty good right now. So, when we do reach the last weekend of June – and you’re not in the mood to check out the newly-released Transformers: Age of Extinction (or want to see – gasp! – two movies that same weekend) – then this one seems a promising choice to satisfy your movie-watching needs.

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Snowpiercer opens in U.S. theaters on June 27th, 2014.

Source: TWC

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  1. Christ! Is this movie still not out??!!

    It didn’t really click with me. I just couldn’t pay attention throughout it.

  2. Snowpiercer-Lost In Translation

  3. Honestly, the film had some amazing parts and some stupid parts. Though the film’s cast is primarily English, it’s very much a Korean film. The style is unlike anything you’ll see in Hollywood, it has an Oldboy/Host/Thirst/Good the Bad the Weird vibe to it.

  4. So what you guys are saying is, he shouldn’t leave Captain America?

  5. I really did not get this movie. They are a train that goes around the world?!?!? And never stops? Strangers movie that really had no sense to it all.

  6. There was one major plot inconsistency they had an effect on the ending for me (won’t call it out for those who haven’t seen the movie). But besides that, I really enjoyed it. Chris Evans is great, the sets are fantastic and the action is great. It’s very different from what I expected and had a certain B-movie feel to it, but again, I really enjoyed it. Hope it makes some money in the US.

  7. Please let this movie be released where I am…

  8. Tilda Swinton is the best part of the movie.

  9. So Captain America leads people to their freedom once again. Minus his shield.

  10. DYSTOPIA —–FATIGUE —-and predictive programming –FATIGUE —RED ALERT!

  11. “That’s a thing, right?”

    Please keep your annoying hipster speak out of future articles. Thanks.

  12. I saw a description for this movie and maybe it wa wrong. But they said the movie was about people on a train. The front cars were for the wealthy and the cars in the back were for the poor. My first thought was “WTH?” Seriously? Who thought that would be a good movie to make. But then again people have been complaining about all the reboots and this is different.

    • Well it’s a dystopian thing. Kind of like in most Sci Fi the weathly live up high while the poor live on street level.

  13. I saw this movie almost 9 months ago and I can’t believe it’s coming out in the US NOW. It was okay, I guess although the ending was pretty sucky in my opinion. I read the graphic novel later and it is really quite different from the film. The only similar point is that there is a train. And it runs around the world forever. Also, more depressing (although that could be because the book was in black and white).