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Hurtling along in Bong Joon-ho's train movie 'Snowpiercer'
Hurtling along in Bong Joon-ho's train movie 'Snowpiercer'

Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and all manner of unnatural and otherworldly forces. Even the names echo of doomsday and despair: "Mad Max," "Dredd," "Waterworld," "The Road," "Battlefield Earth," "The Hunger Games," "Oblivion," "Terminator." Now comes Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho, his very distinctive apocalyptic angst tightly packed inside an unforgettable "Snowpiercer." He...

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