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Snowpiercer [TNT/Netflix] (**Spoilers**)

  • 20-07-2019 10:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson




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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    This has already been renewed for a second season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Looks solid. I wonder how they'll keep it the plot going. The film length felt fine but what more can they introduce?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,216 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    I was actually just wondering about this last week.
    Don't see how they could stretch it out


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Just reading that Netflix have bought the international rights for it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,729 ✭✭✭ sweetie


    CastorTroy wrote:
    I was actually just wondering about this last week. Don't see how they could stretch it out

    Just make the train longer?


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,060 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Yeah, watching that trailer left a deep sense of redundancy; I only saw in it a poor imitation of the film, via a desperation to show off the famous face they've nabbed.

    Which reminds, if you haven't actually watched the original film, pease do: it's on Netflix and a surreal, bonkers masterpiece IMO. It's not hard Sci-Fi, more allegorical & requires the viewer to be in that frame of mind.

    The production has been a bit of a mess: originally helmed by Josh Friedman (Sarah Connor Chronicles), while Scott Derrickson (Dr. strange) was to direct the pilot. Friedman got the boot, then later claimed he was pushed out - replaced with Graeme Manson (Orphan Black). Derrickson then refused to come back to do reshoots, in solidarity with Friedman. Then the show moved from TNT to TBS. So all in all, not an ideal start.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,906 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin




    Also it has moved back to TNT


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Sean Bean joins season 2 as a series regular.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Committing to more than one season? :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,236 ✭✭✭✭ TheValeyard


    Sean Bean joins season 2 as a series regular.

    He's definitely going to get frozen to death.

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    He's definitely going to get frozen to death.

    First to stand up and die against the soldiers?
    First soldiers to die?
    Squashed between carriages?
    Chokes on an ant (if they do food like the film)?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,906 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin


    Premieres on May 31



  • Registered Users Posts: 401 ✭✭ Full_Circle_81


    I keep forgetting about this show. It feels like they've been making it/trailing it for years now.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,060 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    What I'm most curious about is the tone of this: it's an inherently silly premise, and the film never shied from this, playing up the Class War angle to an absurdist degree. Playing everything straight-faced, or without enough tongue in cheek, could make the show a little tough to chew.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,060 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    This is getting a mild bump in its release; it's now out in the US on May 17.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Oh! Annalise Basso from Captain Fantastic in that church scene!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Oh! Sean Bean is also in it:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6156584/

    (
    for only half the episodes
    ;))


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Trailer 2: There will be blood!



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,906 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin


    snowpiercer-timeline.jpeg


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Oh, I picked this up wrong.

    I thought.. well guessed.. it was a reimagining or reboot or something.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 74,946 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Netflix UK on Monday May 25th


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Trailer!



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Timothy V Murphy is in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,743 ✭✭✭ Smiles35


    Hard to get behind the senario or the plot. That would be horrible stuck in the same envioroment, never mind that you would have to pick sides.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,060 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Wait, so this is a prequel series, on the same timeline as the film? Huh. That's an interesting choice, feels like the writers are needlessly constraining their ability to tell their own story though.

    Like the look of it though from that last trailer; 10 episodes season according to WikiPedia. Feels about right for the nature of the setting & story.

    mod edit: just FYI, I checked & there's apparently only a week between US & Netflix broadcast. Don't think "US pace" is that relevant to the thread anymore.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42,986 ✭✭✭✭ Mitch Connor


    Huh, being a prequel locks them into an ultimate outcome. Disappointing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Netflix trailer. Has some different bits..



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Jennifer Connolly being Mr Wilford really isn't a great twist it was pretty obvious really but at least they got it out there and didn’t drag it out for the season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,152 ✭✭✭ oneilla


    Bit of a middling first episode. Hard to see how it will sustain interest if it's going to follow a pattern of your man leaving and then returning to the tail in between investigating.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,584 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    1: Good quality production values. Decent universe intro and enough unknowns I think. It'll be unusual to see how they've structured it into a tv series. Guessing it'll be exploring a few carriages/people cultures per show.


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