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I don't know the french comic so I don't know how much the movie deviates from it but watching the trailer I'm just not feeling the whole giant-train-traveling-around-the-globe-with-a-class-war-going-on-inside
If the upper class is really having that much of a problem why not dump the rebels by disconnecting the back half of the train any why keep prisoners?
I want to see this film, as a result I am not exposing myself to any promo stuff as it severely taints the viewing experience.
An odd premise yes, but, I get the impression that the back of the train are workers that are needed to do the shitty stuff for the front half, much like the upper and lower levels or Metropolis. The segregation on the train is clearly a human rights reference and the 'gravy train' connotation is clear to see. I just hope that it has some brains behind it and does not end up Bong Joon-ho's first and last English language film.
Ballard's High-Rise on a train anyone? il buy a ticket (groan)
I agree it is a weird premise, but something about this trailer makes me really want to see it. I guess i have always lead towards the weirder premises then the standard big Hollywood stories anyways.
just got back from the film, thought it was great - now I ave watched this and can say I am happy I never watched till after the fact, a little too much exposition IMO.
For some reason this has my interest. Is there a reason it is a train though? Why not a bunker or dome? What happens when the tracks break due to earthquakes or icing over? I have not found any reason why it has to be a train. All I know is that it is powered by a perpetual motion device.
Maybe I'm thinking too hard. It is probably more for symbolism, but I like world building so I am curious if they address these details.
The train has a very clear symbolic purpose within the plot. A fucking strange premise? Yes, a premise that contributes to the films uniqueness. There are a few niggles I had with the film and logic need not be applied to all aspects of the train but the sheer number of issues and questions the film raises for the viewer to ponder allow for all story elements that do not quite add up to be washed away IMO.
not that i'm thinking the movie is trash before seeing it but I'm not feeling the need to see this in the theater either. I may just end up seeing it on the DVR next year
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Well, I'll end up seeing it later anyway - possibly with the bonus of the cut material re-added, as that is an important part to me. I agree that it's an interesting premise and setting with lots of symbolic potential. I think the claustrophobic atmosphere of being on a train (no flanking, only press forward or die) will add a new twist to the action. Almost like 300, in that you have to push for your goals because there is no way out. How the lower class use their wits to turn this disadvantage to their tides will be fascinating.