Luckily, before all this happened, wealthy industrialist Wilford an inspired bit of casting that I dare not revealtaking several pages from Ayn Randconstructed a high-speed luxury train that can circle the globe without stopping or suffering the effects of the weather outside.
Perhaps this is arguing that contemporary society is so stuck in the current system that it would take a massive societal upheaval so as to make any sort of change to the social order.
I have admired Bong Joon-ho's works for many reasons, and one of them is the unpredictability of his choices. Is it worthwhile to be inhuman for the better chance of preserving humanity? This symbolises the class aggression on the part of the upper classes, as well as a conservative ideology.
While Bong Joon-ho was making "Snowpiercer," Kim Jee-woon made a pulpy B-action film with Arnold Schwarzenegger in " The Last Stand "and Park Chan-wook made a tense coming-of-age drama in " Stoker "which is as stylishly disturbing as his previous films.
Specifically, the film is critiquing the problems in the class system, and how it is inherently unjust. Eventually, Weinstein relented and kept the film at its full length but decided to instead slash its distribution plan to what the kids refer to as a "limited release," which means that unless it becomes a surprise smash warranting a bigger run, there is an excellent chance that many people will never even get the chance to see it on the big screen where it really needs to be viewed in order for it to have maximum impact.
Perhaps this parallels political debates within western society, as although each individual has freedom of vote, they do not have the power to make change on their own, and the masses are influences by those in strong positions of power within politics, religion, and the media.
Had Snowpiercer been released in a larger format, the film could have been a major breakthrough for Bong; instead, its following will surely develop over time as the right audiences discover it and spread positive word-of-mouth. Furthermore, on the revolt making its way to the upper part of the train, the residents of this section also revolt, and try to kill their would-be usurpers.
Likewise, the film's final shot is impressive in the way that it suggests triumph and potential terror at the same time.