Sunday, August 31, 2014
so many movies come out each year, but how many you just watch and forget about, how many can actually be called FILMS? it seems hollywood is all about CGI family entertainment and box office top 10s or what not, so rarely you watching something that is THOUGHT provoking, that the story speaks to your conscious...
moral decisions, consequences, what is the 'right' thing? individuality, or for the benefit of the whole? the film did an excellent job emerging the audience in the same shoes as the characters. what choice would YOU make? it blew my mind, that I was feeling the same way as the protagonists. confused, angry, scared, and anxiously looking for whats behind each and every door way.
the setting of the film breaks down the classes of a society in relation to human beings as a whole. striking the viewers conscious the feelings of suffering and apathy looking at the opposite ends of society. the film makes you think that, balance and chaos are just two sides of the same coin, perhaps that the price to pay to maintain order justifies the means. OR is it one's own responsibility to decide what choice to make knowing the consequences. just HOW does order take place in the real world? HOW should the choices of an individual decide on the outcome the whole? 'Snowpiercer' asks such questions which there isn't a direct answer to.
It feels that we as living beings are constantly trying to find those answers. Time is an infinite cycle, and we are just all stuck on this one train moving constantly on its tracks until our very end... only things that remain after will be records of those memories, and pieces of existence left for future discoveries.