Joon-Ho, whose previous films The Host and Mother became international hits, makes his English-language debut with Snowpiercer. This movie would have gone wide if he'd agreed to drop twenty minutes and make it seem more like every other movie, but he refused and now the movie isn't just getting great reviews, but we get to show it to you instead of the AMC.
After scientists release a chemical into the atmosphere to solve global warming, it naturally goes wrong and the last humans on Earth are forced onto a train which must stay in perpetual motion, or they all die. A class system arises. The haves live in luxury; the have-nots live in cramped, terrible conditions and have little to eat but black protein bars, of which there aren't enough to go around. Revolution is inevitable, and after a woman from first class takes two of their children away for unknown purposes, Curtis (Evans) reluctantly decides it's time to lead.
Snowpiercer has amazing visuals, excellent acting (with a turn from Swinton reviews are raving about), incredibly dark humor, and is being called one of the most exciting films of the summer. Best of all, you know what the weather's like here in August; this is the perfect movie to cool down with.