Billy Donoso I have a similar problem with 'Snowpierer' that I do with 'Okja.' I thoroughly enjoy Bong Joon-ho's technical work and really believe he puts in so much heart and soul into each of the worlds he creates, but 'Snowpiercer' is an example of going in a fundamentally wrong direction with it. Rather than present a verisimilitude of reality, this film feels like a conspiracy of the hyper-wealthy, hyper-desensitized, hyper-hedonistic denizens of the front of the train to torture the denizens of the back-of-the-train. Considering that these are the last known human beings alive on the planet, the system presented in the film seems fundamentally illogical or at least ill-presented. If they are a group of people uniformly concerned with torturing those in the back, so be it, but there is virtually no exposition for this possibility and no substantive reason for why they treat them this way other than 'rich people equal bad.' Similarly, the percentages that Tilda Swinton's and Ed Harris' characters spout are founded on mental gymnastics at best. I will say, the energy of the film is phenomenal and the visuals are a treat, but a director who chooses themes as bold as the ones that Bong Joon-ho chooses make me want more than popcorn fodder and that is all 'Snowpiercer' is to me. I would actually embrace it more if it detached itself from reality rather than hanging on by the thinnest of threads, and it seems a perfect story for more magical realism. But instead, it is obsessed with its political agenda that is impossible to believe and become invested in. The sad thing here is that I strongly desire a discussion of the politics of inequity, but it is a movie like this that is disappointing for how far removed it is from that discussion while claiming the opposite.