Game of Thrones Theme (1986 Remix)
Snowpiercer is a relatively new movie by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother) in which humanity tries to combat global warming by launching a chemical compound into the air called C7, which spectacularly backfires and sends the earth into a second ice age and kills off all human life. The only survivors of this catastrophic event are the lucky few who were able to board a self-sustaining train called the Snowpiercer, an 1001 carriage train which travels around the globe for all eternity.
Joon-ho’s movie is loosely based off a french graphic novel called Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette (which was recently translated into English and condensed into two books instead of three.)
Now when I say “loosely based”, I mean it’s EXTREMELY loosely based. Like literally the only thing that’s kept the same is that there is an ice age and that there are people on a train. That’s it. The main character’s name between the graphic novel and the movie aren’t even the same. Both main characters are fighting to get to the front of the train, to the mythic Engine, but not even for the same reasons.
I personally would strongly recommend just seeing the movie, and then if you feel like it, reading the novel.
The movie’s cast is much more diverse, much more human, and the message of the movie hits you much harder than the vague message of the book. Not only that, Joon-ho is an AMAZING visual story teller who crafts a world unlike any other and makes you feel as if you are personally Curtis Everett and are torn between the decisions he has to make aborad the train. You feel anger, you feel pain, you feel shock with Joon-ho’s movie. It’s not just a movie, it’s an experience.
With Lob and Rochette’s story, it’s interesting, I’ll give it that, but that’s about it. The main character of Lob/Rochette’s story, Proloff, is rather selfish and sex obsessed and just… boring. Everyone looks the same with the art style. The motives and the feeling of the story are completely different. I personally don’t feel as compelled to root for his taking of the train as I do for Curtis. It’s good for a read through once, but that’s all that I’d read it for. Just once.
On the other hand, I’m going to see Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer again for a second time in less that 24 hours. So I mean, you could read the book, but this is one of the few instances where I’d say to you: just go watch the movie.
*inhales* what a beautiful day *exhales* to play video games for 15 hours straight
i’ve been flipping through the first trade of the snowpiercer comic translation all day and like?? it’s not even the same story i’m like vaguely disappointed but also somewhat excited because it means i get to experience the same sort of plot but through another’s perspective
oi mate! ha, yea, me fish n crumpets, arghh im a pirate
*steals tea from india and tries to call it their own*
if you can put up with me talking about snowpiercer and resident evil for long periods of time then we’ll get along splendedly
okay like yeah americans are SUPER annoying and full of themselves but have you ever met the average british tumblr user