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From L to R: wise negress, socialite mom from “Brazil,” extra from “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome,” Christian Bale’s stand-in, soccer star, Asian Amelie, Korean scientist/surfer dude

Snowpiercer is a sci-fi allegory directed by Joon-ho Bong in English with a mostly American cast.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans of Captain America plays a rebel who looks just like Christian Bale, who fights his way to meeting the Dictator of the World, who is played by a very American actor. (I saw it without knowing who he would be, so I won’t mention his name here.)

A couple of South Korean performers steal the show, however, as a father-daughter pair of genius drug addicts.

Bong’s 2006 movie The Host holds the South Korean record for most tickets sold and this one set a national record for biggest opening weekend.

Set in 2031, 17 years after an attempt to arrest global warming has caused the Ultimate Ice Age, the only survivors are the passengers on board a train powered by a perpetual motion engine that allows it to roar around the snowy world nonstop.

Why does the train zoom endlessly around the frozen world instead of going some place well-insulated and staying there?

Jon Voight

Perhaps for reasons of cinematic influence: Snowpiercer is reminiscent of another foreign-directed American movie star film about a train in a cold climate, 1985’s R unaway Train, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky with Jon Voight and Eric Roberts earning Oscar nominations playing tough guys. And it recalls Wong Kar-Wai’s gorgeous sci-fi erotic daydream about a round-the-world train, 2046.

But most sci-fi movies are about doing things that, while difficult, sound, prima facie, like fun: fly like Superman, travel through time, visit planets around other stars, etc. Then the spoilsports explain why you can’t do that, but you willingly suspend disbelief because it would be cool to have a laser gun or whatever. In contrast, traveling nonstop around a dead world on a train forever is both impossible and seems like a pointless ordeal, so the movie hasn’t been very appealing outside of South Korea.

The movie starts out among the poor in the ultra-crowded last carriages, where everybody dresses like the slightly grotesque nice people in Road Warrior. Evans leads the impoverished rebels into the first class carriages run by the dictator’s emissary Tilda Swinton. These appear to have been borrowed from Brazil: somebody should add up how much influence Evelyn Waugh has had on science fiction.

A remarkable fraction of big budget movies these days are obsessed with themes of either Malthusianism, Darwinism, or eugenics, or all three. In Snowpiercer, the Dictator of the World apologizes at the end that he hasn’t had time for eugenics yet, so I guessed most of the Big Reveal at the end about an hour beforehand.

Then there’s a second surprise ending that I didn’t guess, but only because this one is pretty stupid. In the end, two individuals from races at the different ends of Rushton’s continuum go off to start a new human race presumably cleansed of racial division.

You can’t get there from here.

Is it a good movie? Snowpiercer has some cool elements, but the lack of even an attempt to justify rationally why it takes place on a train puts a lot of stress on the style to make up for the lack of sense, and it doesn’t quite have enough visual chops to pull that off. A movie entirely about moving from the caboose to the locomotive will be by nature linear and segmented, kind of like a submarine movie. That’s a challenge that sometimes inspires directors, but not quite enough in Bong’s case.

P.S., I think I figured out why this going around the world on a train movie was a giant hit in South Korea but not, so far, in the rest of the world: South Korea is a three-sided peninsula and the fourth side is mined.

In other words, you can’t go very far on any train that starts in South Korea. You can’t even get to North Korea, and that breaks the hearts of Koreans. The rail system is claustrophobic, so traveling around the world on a train sounds cool.

 
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  1. Brazil meets Runaway Train: sounds good

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    "Brazil meets Runaway Train: sounds good"

    That's kind of the issue: the desperados from "Runaway Train" suddenly arrive at the tea party in "Brazil" - it's going to be awkward, but is it interesting awkward or dull awkward? It's a pretty close call, but I didn't find the movie had quite enough style to pull it off.
  2. @nano
    Brazil meets Runaway Train: sounds good

    “Brazil meets Runaway Train: sounds good”

    That’s kind of the issue: the desperados from “Runaway Train” suddenly arrive at the tea party in “Brazil” – it’s going to be awkward, but is it interesting awkward or dull awkward? It’s a pretty close call, but I didn’t find the movie had quite enough style to pull it off.

  3. That would be like adding up the number of published Steve sailer full length books.

  4. Sometimes allegory is stupid.

    I just read the plot synopsis of this film, and the comic (French Manga? Son of Tin Tin?) it was based on.

    I’m sorry but the whole thing is idiotic. I’m not sure exactly the point the author was trying to drive home. Class, race, etc.

    But the trappings are so utterly ridiculous. A perpetual motion machine? If you have one of those, no one has any problems, trust me. Cannibalism? Really? Using kids as parts of the machinery that drives the train?

    This is as stupid as the Matrix with the machines needing to eat human… something.

    If you want to deal with limits and overpopulation there have been a lot better things for source material.

    Class too, come to think of it.

    Why in god’s name pick this? Heck “The Machine Stops” would have been a better thing to use to do something like this. Actually that one is really relevant to today’s world in a lot of ways.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    It's also excessively sentimental in the backstory.
  5. @Sunbeam
    Sometimes allegory is stupid.

    I just read the plot synopsis of this film, and the comic (French Manga? Son of Tin Tin?) it was based on.

    I'm sorry but the whole thing is idiotic. I'm not sure exactly the point the author was trying to drive home. Class, race, etc.

    But the trappings are so utterly ridiculous. A perpetual motion machine? If you have one of those, no one has any problems, trust me. Cannibalism? Really? Using kids as parts of the machinery that drives the train?

    This is as stupid as the Matrix with the machines needing to eat human... something.

    If you want to deal with limits and overpopulation there have been a lot better things for source material.

    Class too, come to think of it.

    Why in god's name pick this? Heck "The Machine Stops" would have been a better thing to use to do something like this. Actually that one is really relevant to today's world in a lot of ways.

    It’s also excessively sentimental in the backstory.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Every Korean movie I've seen has been unusually sentimental/melodramatic.
  6. Interesting from a Korean, even a Korean envisages the ultimate man as a Black guy?

    Movie sounds stupid. Wise Negro woman in a Korean film?

    • Replies: @sobl
    Whiskey, you mean the white guy genius enough to run the train and it's system or the white guy who leads a revolt to completion?
  7. WhatEvvs [AKA "Cookies"] says:

    1985….the last year when the famous Roberts was Eric.

    I always wondered why Konchalevsky’s Hollywood career went nowhere. That’s before I learned that most careers in Hollywood go down the toilet.

    Look at Voight, one of the best actors ever to hit Hollywood. Does anyone remember now that from 1977-1982 he was THE top male star in Hollywood?

  8. Our host writes the best movie reviews.

  9. I haven’t seen this movie. But sounds like the train is a metaphor for the Large Hadron Collider situated under the snowy lands of Switzerland.

  10. “Then there’s a second surprise ending that I didn’t guess, but only because this one is pretty stupid. In the end, two individuals from races at the different ends of Rushton’s continuum go off to start a new human race presumably cleansed of racial division.”

    Needless to say, this aspect of the film has been received with tremendous adulation in certain quarters:

    “my first thought after the conclusion of the movie was OMG THEY KILLED ALL THE WHITE FOLKS yay.” ( http://hellotailor.blogspot.com/2014/07/snowpiercer.html#comment-form)

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    “my first thought after the conclusion of the movie was OMG THEY KILLED ALL THE WHITE FOLKS yay.”

    Yeah, it has 94% critics' approval on Rotten Tomatoes.

    , @Hacienda
    “my first thought after the conclusion of the movie was OMG THEY KILLED ALL THE WHITE FOLKS yay.”

    That's sick. I hope world entertainment doesn't devolve into whites being killed. Like the way Hollywood used make coin by killing natives.
  11. Though I’ll use any excuse to stare at Chris Evans for 2 hours the trailer looked awful, and awful movies never have good trailers. So glad websites give user reviews because critics can’t be trusted (Steve excepted).

  12. I saw the movie last night. It was idiotic and annoying but the visuals are gorgeous. The local movie critic loved it, of course, because overtly it’s completely anti-white and pro-underclass; an extended, Marxist “five-minute hate. It’s hard to capture the blunt crudity of the movie on these issues.

    Far more interesting to me were the multiple levels on which the movie plays out: A jaded, disingenuous synopsis of the first level might be: Crazed global-warming fanatics create a permanent ice age that desolates the planet. A brilliant, white, European, scientist-entrepeneur devises an advanced technology to save a small remnant of humanity. He is charitable enough to save some prole scum and non-Europeans, even though they contribute almost nothing to this survival system. This salvaged lumpen-proletariat eventually revolts against their limited share in the rewards provided to more productive persons. The result is a bloody apocylapse that destroys all humanity except two lumpen proles who will soon be eaten by a polar bear because they have zero Darwinian fitness.

    The second level plays out as a mindless, racist scream of hatred against the white race, engineers, entrepeneurs, and ecenomically productive persons in general. The script writers’ and director’s intent seems to be to diminish the humanity of all these persons compared to the underclass in economically developed countries and non-whites everywhere. As an example, the brutal massacre by axe, knife, and club of a classroom of young white children and their pregnant, young school teacher is played for laughs (even more effectively than the machine gunning of a fat woman during the “five-minute hate” in Orwell’s 1984).

    On the third level, although it appears unintentional in this case, something happens reminiscent of what Steve Sailer has noticed in another recent movie, Elysium. The white-baiting message that seems to be the primary intent of the movie’s makers is overwhelmed by the overt message of the first level (see paragraph two above) and the grotesque nastiness of the second level, e.g., the school room massacre.

    I saw this movie at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts. The audience was composed of the usual, mostly white and Asian, ultra-progressive crowd of local college students, aging hippies, and new class progressives that tends to frequent this theater, salted with a large dose of sci-fi lovers. The audience reaction was very subdued and most left the theater with rather thoughtful miens. My distinct impression was that recent events on our border, instigated by our current third-world leadership, may have made this particular crowd aware that white self-hatred is not a good long-term strategy for preserving one’s current standard of living, freedom, and survivability.

    • Replies: @AnAnon
    "The second level plays out as a mindless, racist scream of hatred against the white race, engineers, entrepeneurs, and ecenomically productive persons in general. " - exactly, human beings are status seekers inherently. We'd sooner wipe out the people that make it possible for us to live than accept a permenant reduction of status that their very existence implies.
  13. I live here in South Korea and saw this in the theater when it came out last year. Really stupid film. It just didn’t look right. People here noticed it, too, but their sense of nationalism kept them from dwelling on it too much. “Woori nara, best!”

  14. @Steve Sailer
    It's also excessively sentimental in the backstory.

    Every Korean movie I’ve seen has been unusually sentimental/melodramatic.

  15. colm says:

    Interestingly Bong’s grandpa (mother’s father) was a leftist writer who went to North Korea. His masterpiece, written while he was in NK, was about a failed Korean messianic revolution in 1894. It began as a revolt against the antiquated government but ended up as a revolt against Chinese a nd Japanese imperialism.

  16. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    Let’s hope Kors have better luck with trains than with ferries.

    Best train movie? Lady Vanishes?

    I remember watching Cassandra Crossing. Pretty decent disaster movie.

  17. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    Why does one have to invent problems on a train or subway?

    In the US, it’s mostly Negroes acting badly.

    This is more honest:

  18. Gee, who said East Asians were uncreative conformists? Perhaps the producers should have green lighted a Dredd sequel instead of this straight to Netflix snooze fest.

  19. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    Same old sci-fi cliches from Futureworld, Children of Men, Dark City(dreadful), Matrix, Hunger Games, etc.

  20. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    “I always wondered why Konchalevsky’s Hollywood career went nowhere.”

    His Russian humanist-spiritualist sensibility was ill-suited for Hollywood.

    The Czech-Jewish Forman did better because of his lighter and more playful sensibility.

    Still, Konchalovsky’s Runaway Train(from Kurosawa script) and Shy People are pretty good.

  21. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    Looks more like Time Bandits.

    People don’t want to see Ugly Looking dirty people for 2 hrs… unless it has some hot stars.

    Is this art film or blockbuster?

    Can’t make up its mind.

  22. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    “Using kids as parts of the machinery that drives the train?”

    The Soylent Express.

  23. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    “Wise Negro woman in a Korean film?”

    The Oprah Express.

    Kors get their stereotypes from Hollywood.

    globo-morality or glomorality.

  24. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    Shyamalan’s DEVIL is better.

    http://alternative-right.blogspot.com/2014/06/devil-dark-night.html

    Snowpisser sounds dreadful.

    But to my surprise, Baboon’s MEMORIES OF MURDER turned out to be a masterpiece.

    http://explore.bfi.org.uk/sightandsoundpolls/2012/voter/902

  25. Only question now is when South Koreans are going to get in on the self-loathing for all of those mines and barbed wire at the 38th.

    Maybe a follow-up to this can be Gatecrasher where the train gets coopted by the North and barrels southwards through the border with enriched uranium. Could be the Godzilla franchise they’ve been lacking for decades; train shows up every once in awhile to either wreak havoc or to help out in some misunderstood way.

  26. Sounds like an extraordinarily stupid movie. Don’t directors and producers even feel the need to make up a scenario that even sounds halfway plausible anymore.

    And of course, there is a wise negress – in this case the same wise negress who baked shit-pies in “The Help”. There is no place or circumstance so remote – small towns in Maine, arctic expeditions, you name it – that there is not a wise negress handy.

    I recently read a blog – can’t remember whose – where the guy was commenting on how Hollywood’s world-altering calamity du jour – global warming – always seems to manifest itself as intense cold – “The Day After Tomorrow” and this movie, for example. He surmised that it is due to the fact that it’s hard to make a warm sunny day seem ominous, whereas people – all people – have an instinctive fear of cold weather.

  27. So we have soccer, foreign HBD stuff, and now a low rent silly movie, and still nothing from you about the US citizens in Murrieta blocking the FedGov’s attempt to stuff illegal aliens in their city. Now they’re talking about bringing in riot police to engage protesters in the name of criminals. Seems to fit with all the citizenist stuff you go on about I would think.

    I remember you were pretty staunchly refusing to cover Trayvon Martin for about two weeks and that blew up, so maybe you should keep on ignoring what’s going on so this becomes a major media story.

  28. @syonredux
    "Then there’s a second surprise ending that I didn’t guess, but only because this one is pretty stupid. In the end, two individuals from races at the different ends of Rushton’s continuum go off to start a new human race presumably cleansed of racial division."


    Needless to say, this aspect of the film has been received with tremendous adulation in certain quarters:

    "my first thought after the conclusion of the movie was OMG THEY KILLED ALL THE WHITE FOLKS yay." ( http://hellotailor.blogspot.com/2014/07/snowpiercer.html#comment-form)

    “my first thought after the conclusion of the movie was OMG THEY KILLED ALL THE WHITE FOLKS yay.”

    Yeah, it has 94% critics’ approval on Rotten Tomatoes.

  29. “my first thought after the conclusion of the movie was OMG THEY KILLED ALL THE WHITE FOLKS yay.”

    I didn’t know Tim Wise moonlighted as a film critic.

  30. @Whiskey
    Interesting from a Korean, even a Korean envisages the ultimate man as a Black guy?

    Movie sounds stupid. Wise Negro woman in a Korean film?

    Whiskey, you mean the white guy genius enough to run the train and it’s system or the white guy who leads a revolt to completion?

  31. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    ” Crazed global-warming fanatics create a permanent ice age that desolates the planet.”

    Global warming will lead to ice age?

    So, if the world warms, it’s due to global warming.
    If the world cools, it’s due to global warming.

    It’s like heads I win, tails you lose.

  32. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    immigration debate is also like ‘heads i win, tails you lose’.

    So, Libs say Repubs must be for amnesty in order to win over the non-white vote, but they also say Repubs are finished for good since white america is over.

  33. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    “The second level plays out as a mindless, racist scream of hatred against the white race, engineers, entrepeneurs, and ecenomically productive persons in general.”

    Elysium ad nauseum.

    White guys writes anti-white screed, and yellow guy makes a movie out of it.

    But then, don’t we also talk about how all those white/Jewish elites are using their power to piss on all of us?

    In Snowpiercer, poorer whites are forced to work with non-whites to overthrow the elite whites.
    Well, we may be pushed into the same situation since the elite whites and Jews are certainly NOT siding with the white masses.

    If anything, the white/Jewish elites are working to destroy white mass power. So, white masses, right and left, have nothing left but to side with non-whites to overthrow the white/Jewish elites in places like NY and San Fran.

    The Hunger Train.

  34. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    Btw, if the poor folks of the future are indeed so desperate, why is the black woman so fat?

  35. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    Throw Honkey Off the Train

  36. Priss Factor [AKA "train train go away"] says:

    Spartacus Express

  37. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    This having been made by a Korean, shouldn’t the train have crashed, with the captain telling everyone to stay put while and he and the crew make it out to safety?

  38. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27-2jcpQLvE

    Korean blockbuster, the concrete-piercer.

  39. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    Maybe the recent ferry accident made this movie more relevant for Koreans.

  40. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    This is like a claustrophopian(claustrophobic-dystopian) sci-fi.

    It’s like the future is so deadly or dangerous or hostile that people can survive only in very closed quarters and fight for small spaces. It’s there in THX 1138. Even in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS as the government, in order to remove the townsfolk away from Devil’s Tower, spread false information that there’s poison gas all around, and people must be moved out of the area in trains.
    Though THE THING isn’t set in the future, it too takes place in a hostile environment where people can only survive indoors and in close cooperation with one another.

    It’s different from Road Warrior which is a form of agoraphopian futuristic movie where everything is out in the open and danger comes from free-roaming nomads.

  41. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    You suppose this was partly inspired by Kanal?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzxXvVJSMoc

  42. Priss Factor [AKA "Aunt Esther"] says:

    The Bong Riot Express.

  43. Priss Factor [AKA "Aunt Esther"] says:

    Room-to-room fighting.

    It’s like Stalingrad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZMHZBAUbqM

  44. Priss Factor [AKA "Aunt Esther"] says:

    Das Boot?

  45. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    Sort of reminds me of United 93.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcdnf0Ckxmc

  46. Do they storm the evil elites gangnam style?

  47. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    Elites as hijackers?

  48. Runaway Train is one of my favorite films. And produced by the utterly inartful Golan and Globus. Remember Voight’s “little bitty spot” speech?

    I watched “Cool Hand Luke” last night, another favorite. It’s funny how there used to be this whole genre of prison films.

  49. @Jus' Sayin'...
    I saw the movie last night. It was idiotic and annoying but the visuals are gorgeous. The local movie critic loved it, of course, because overtly it's completely anti-white and pro-underclass; an extended, Marxist "five-minute hate. It's hard to capture the blunt crudity of the movie on these issues.

    Far more interesting to me were the multiple levels on which the movie plays out: A jaded, disingenuous synopsis of the first level might be: Crazed global-warming fanatics create a permanent ice age that desolates the planet. A brilliant, white, European, scientist-entrepeneur devises an advanced technology to save a small remnant of humanity. He is charitable enough to save some prole scum and non-Europeans, even though they contribute almost nothing to this survival system. This salvaged lumpen-proletariat eventually revolts against their limited share in the rewards provided to more productive persons. The result is a bloody apocylapse that destroys all humanity except two lumpen proles who will soon be eaten by a polar bear because they have zero Darwinian fitness.

    The second level plays out as a mindless, racist scream of hatred against the white race, engineers, entrepeneurs, and ecenomically productive persons in general. The script writers' and director's intent seems to be to diminish the humanity of all these persons compared to the underclass in economically developed countries and non-whites everywhere. As an example, the brutal massacre by axe, knife, and club of a classroom of young white children and their pregnant, young school teacher is played for laughs (even more effectively than the machine gunning of a fat woman during the "five-minute hate" in Orwell's 1984).

    On the third level, although it appears unintentional in this case, something happens reminiscent of what Steve Sailer has noticed in another recent movie, Elysium. The white-baiting message that seems to be the primary intent of the movie's makers is overwhelmed by the overt message of the first level (see paragraph two above) and the grotesque nastiness of the second level, e.g., the school room massacre.

    I saw this movie at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts. The audience was composed of the usual, mostly white and Asian, ultra-progressive crowd of local college students, aging hippies, and new class progressives that tends to frequent this theater, salted with a large dose of sci-fi lovers. The audience reaction was very subdued and most left the theater with rather thoughtful miens. My distinct impression was that recent events on our border, instigated by our current third-world leadership, may have made this particular crowd aware that white self-hatred is not a good long-term strategy for preserving one's current standard of living, freedom, and survivability.

    “The second level plays out as a mindless, racist scream of hatred against the white race, engineers, entrepeneurs, and ecenomically productive persons in general. ” – exactly, human beings are status seekers inherently. We’d sooner wipe out the people that make it possible for us to live than accept a permenant reduction of status that their very existence implies.

  50. This is as stupid as the Matrix with the machines needing to eat human… something”

    Morpheus is an unreliable narrator. If you watch the films with that in mind, it becomes quite clear that the machines are not using humans as “batteries”.

  51. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    “Morpheus is an unreliable narrator. If you watch the films with that in mind, it becomes quite clear that the machines are not using humans as ‘batteries’”.

    FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE, DO WE NEED LITERARY CRITICISM OF GAY TRICKS?

  52. @syonredux
    "Then there’s a second surprise ending that I didn’t guess, but only because this one is pretty stupid. In the end, two individuals from races at the different ends of Rushton’s continuum go off to start a new human race presumably cleansed of racial division."


    Needless to say, this aspect of the film has been received with tremendous adulation in certain quarters:

    "my first thought after the conclusion of the movie was OMG THEY KILLED ALL THE WHITE FOLKS yay." ( http://hellotailor.blogspot.com/2014/07/snowpiercer.html#comment-form)

    “my first thought after the conclusion of the movie was OMG THEY KILLED ALL THE WHITE FOLKS yay.”

    That’s sick. I hope world entertainment doesn’t devolve into whites being killed. Like the way Hollywood used make coin by killing natives.

  53. “Skyislander says:
    July 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Big Bus

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68dTwJNvE1E”

    I remember that movie. I sure did like Stockard Channing. She’s adorable.

  54. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    Killer Joe and now Joe with Cage.

    And stuff like Mud and Winter Bone whatever.

    White trash cool?

  55. “Gee, who said East Asians were uncreative conformists?”

    I find that only extremely insecure caucasians cling to this utterly asinine canard, in the face of such a plethora of evidence to the contrary.

    • Replies: @Hacienda
    plethora of evidence to the contrary.

    --------------

    Yeah. Asians are also bilingual. They bridge East and West. The bilingualism also bridges
    North and South increasingly.

    Somehow whites still hold on to this idea that the Western education system isn't near complete rot for 99% of its people.
  56. hacienda:”That’s sick. I hope world entertainment doesn’t devolve into whites being killed. Like the way Hollywood used make coin by killing natives.”

    I don’t recall Hollywood “making coin” by killing native Frenchmen, native Estonians,native Turks, native Lapps, native Romanians, ….

    • Replies: @Hacienda
    syon,

    Referring to Hollywood pre-WWII of course. Evil times for Hollywood. James Cameron, George Lucas. They only kill cgi natives. And even these creatures are the good guys for both.
  57. @Gaspar
    "Gee, who said East Asians were uncreative conformists?"

    I find that only extremely insecure caucasians cling to this utterly asinine canard, in the face of such a plethora of evidence to the contrary.

    plethora of evidence to the contrary.

    ————–

    Yeah. Asians are also bilingual. They bridge East and West. The bilingualism also bridges
    North and South increasingly.

    Somehow whites still hold on to this idea that the Western education system isn’t near complete rot for 99% of its people.

  58. @syonredux
    hacienda:"That’s sick. I hope world entertainment doesn’t devolve into whites being killed. Like the way Hollywood used make coin by killing natives."

    I don't recall Hollywood "making coin" by killing native Frenchmen, native Estonians,native Turks, native Lapps, native Romanians, ....

    syon,

    Referring to Hollywood pre-WWII of course. Evil times for Hollywood. James Cameron, George Lucas. They only kill cgi natives. And even these creatures are the good guys for both.

  59. He surmised that it is due to the fact that it’s hard to make a warm sunny day seem ominous, whereas people – all people – have an instinctive fear of cold weather.

    It’s possible to show brutally hot weather, but it needs to be done outdoors so you can have the sun beating down on your characters in the frame. And you probably need to film it somewhere actually hot, though there’s plenty of that near Hollywood.

  60. Dumb, boring, childish, sentimental movie. What’s puzzling is the universal critical acclaim.

    I blame Transformers and Iron Man. Critics suffer through countless ridiculous quasi-fascist escapist movies. They have to see and review them because people really like them.

    Now here’s a movie with good messages and art house cred. Implausible, you say? After we were subjected to countless Harry Potters, Star Wars, Hobbits, and comics-derived junk? Finally, here’s some nonsense we can get behind.

  61. ” …who fights his way to meeting the Dictator of the World, who is played by a very American actor. (I saw it without knowing who he would be, so I won’t mention his name here.)

    Having a piercing blue eyes should be major genetic requirement for the one whose-name-Sailer-won’t-mention-here.

  62. And,while handpicking the guy – who had already worn a major/colonel/general epaulets – as The Choo-Choo Oppressor grumpily fuhrering in Hefner’s peignoir, does partially appeal as a choice; it is a real shame that Joon-ho had apparently quit smoking his last name in that very preproduction-moment when he could have had casted a prepackaged deal for the role of Wilford.

    You know, for kids!

  63. The Other WWT:
    A second tier bureaucrats such as the androgynous Mason – a character obviously inspired by GDR’s circa 1982. fashion – are already among us ; enthusiastically elbowing their way to the seats in a history compartments.

  64. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I find that only extremely insecure caucasians cling to this utterly asinine canard[East Asians uncreative conformists], in the face of such a plethora of evidence to the contrary.

    I think there something in it, without wanting to go too far.

    After all here we are talking about it on the internet (invented by who?) on using computers (invented by who) regarding a movie (film invented by who) set on a train (invented by who) . And we’re doing it in English which may well have had a little white input somewhere in its development. Still, you Asian guys feel free to chip in at any point because rehashing assorted movie tropes do top all that of course.

  65. […] Steve Sailer: A Righteous Invasion; “Snowpiercer” […]

  66. Just as I contemplated here back in July- it was only a matter of time before we ended with a Snowpiercer Redux.

  67. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    I am sure it’s too late to comment. After seeing the film I think it only really makes sense as a metaphor for life in North Korea. A Korean friend suggested that the message would have been clearer as the script was originally intended to be filmed in Korea, and some elements have undoubtably been modified to make it into a generic American independent film.

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