Lovers of sci-fi thrillers looking for a box office hit thatâ€™s uncharacteristically Hollywood should watch Snowpiercer online. Itâ€™s not the usual Hollywood film in the sense that it is financed by South Koreans, shot in Prague, Czech Republic and is adapted from a French novel.
Snowpiercer is premised on an accident which occurs in 2014 when counter-global warming efforts lead to the opposite â€“ an ice age. This leads to life as we know it coming to an end. The only survivors are those who have managed to board a train that is in a never-ending motion. The train is a creation of a man named Wilford.
17 years later after the accident the top cream of society have occupied the front part of the train which has the best conditions. The lower end of society however has been secluded to the tail end of the train. The conditions there are harsh and slum-like. All they get to eat are protein bars. They are also constantly under watch from guards who are in the employ of Wilford.
Curtis and Gilliam however make a plan to revolt and lead the poor train passengers to better conditions. They manage to overpower the guards and also free a security expert and his daughter. The security expert is important in their design because the train cars have locks and only he can open them.
The first car they take is where the poor peopleâ€™s food, the protein bars, are made from ground insects! What follows in Snowpiercer is a chaotic and bloody revolution since no side is willing to blink first.