This weekend, I saw the Bong Joon-Ho experience known as Snowpiercer, on hotel pay-per-view. I’d missed its appearance in theaters, so my wife and I were glad to see it in the hotel’s new releases rotation. And we’re so glad we saw this movie.
First, it must be said that I realize quite a few people probably missed seeing this movie when it came out, just as I did. That’s because the distributor, Harvey Weinstein, wanted to make cuts to the movie and add voiceovers for us poor, moronic, nose-picking U.S. audiences… which director Joon-Ho refused. As a result, Weinstein gave the movie a very limited release, with almost literally no publicity attached (I’d been keeping up with Snowpiercer‘s progress on IO9, and I still managed to miss its release).
But, just like that recently-discovered masterpiece Cloud Atlas, this is one limited release movie that you need to find and watch. (No spoilers ahead: Track is clear.)