Monday, November 10, 2014


If there is one thing I learned from these post-apocalyptic movies it's:

"Poor People Screw Up Everything."

We shouldn't prop them up now, and when the world is ending don't DARE try to save the folks of the underclasses.  It'll just come back and bite you in the arse.  It usually also has the rich villain saying 'Nature has to be kept in harmony' monologue of eliminationism, but, again, that is a poor people's Intellectual's conceit

Poor folks in the back of the train do an uprising, and everyone suffers.  Including the poor people.  In Snowpiercer.  But that movie, I just saw, reminded me of other movies. 

Good Morning Vietnam (see:  Communism)

Elysium, but I woner why the resources were withheld in the first place in that one.

Repo Man.

Who runs Bartertown?

Anyway, saw Snowpiercer.  The secret to getting out of oppression is realizing the cops have no bullets in their magazines...  Kind of an odd flick.  It has some BIG names in it.  A Korean production, too.  It's fascinating.  Like Fallout, the video game, but on a world train.  Glad I didn't pay to see it in the theater, but fine offa Netflix. 


Charles DuPre DeAntonio said...

My read on Snowpiercer is that it's another human extinction fantasy piece. It looks like a straight-up Marxist class warfare film until the end, in which, after the protagonist chooses death, the the survivors emerge from the ruins only to see a Polar bear. Since the film begins with the news-media-global-warming-montage, I took the Polar bear's appearance as a harbinger of humanity's ultimate demise - poetic justice in the eyes of the climate change crusaders.

Crapgame said...

Personally, I thought it was a remake of Charlie and the Chocolate factory, except the Oompa-Loompas had axes. :)