This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel go off the rails from the rest of the critical community when it comes to Bong Joon-ho‘s Snowpiercer. Will this post-apocalyptic train to nowhere make any tracks with us? Tune in below and find out (36:01).
May contain NSFW language.
FilmWonk rating (Glenn): 6 out of 10 FilmWonk rating (Daniel): 2 out of 10
Music for tonight’s episode is the track “Blackout” from the film’s score by Marco Beltrami.
We likened the film to sci-fi author Hugh Howey‘s Silo Saga – check out the first Omnibus volume, Wool.
CORRECTION: We referred to a real-life [proposed] geoengineering project, which would involve seeding the sky with a substance to alleviate the effects of global warming. We had the substance wrong – the proposal in question uses stratospheric sulfate aerosols, not silver, as we vaguely recalled. We also referred to Kurt Vonnegut‘s fictitious substance, Ice-nine (from Cat’s Cradle), which appears on an episode of Alias as “Ice-5”.
Listen above, or download: Snowpiercer(right-click, save as, or click/tap to play on a non-flash browser)