9 hours ago
Not as original as it seems, but really good
23 November 2016
Humanity causes a new ice age. Few hundreds of survivors are trapped in a self-sustainable ecosystem of the futuristic train that circles around the frozen globe. Men in power in front, then wealthy class, and "homeless" in the tail of the train. While the front of the train lives in extravagance, tail people start a revolution to take over the train. But things are not as they look like at first sight.
Twists are not predictable, but not too original either. Although the story is good, realization even better and surroundings original, at the end of the movie I had a feeling of "deja-vu". I had two associations. First, "Train in the snow" by Mato Lovrak, which was mandatory reading in elementary schools in Yugoslavia during the '80s, and of course, I'm kidding about this. Second, and I am serious about this one, Emir Kusturica's "Underground" that had a very similar ending twist back in 1995.
I'm satisfied, but not thrilled.
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