Friday, July 4, 2014


One of the most magical things about the best and most original genre films is that they can take you out of the world you live in and transplant you to a completely new one, unlike anything you've experienced.  And that's exactly what this alternately bleak and darkly comic, sci-fi-esque post-apocalyptic thriller does.  Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, and Octavia Spencer are among the ensemble cast representing the last of humanity, subsisting on a moving train after the rest of Earth has been accidentally frozen in an attempt to reverse global warming.  Over its 17 years in existence, the train has had a class system with the privileged in the front and the underprivileged in the rear.  But under these extreme conditions, a revolt is inevitable.  It's a completely original ride on a train unlike any you've imagined.

Grade: A

Who is this movie for?  It's a must see for anyone who loves original genre films.  See it in limited release in theaters or on Video on Demand beginning 7/11.

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