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Tell me what’s worth fighting for?
Inky blackness, wet with regret?
We stand alone in a crowd
We stand huddled in the masses
Being herded towards a cosmic cliff
Diving to the rainbow rocks below
Shades of brown becoming shades of red
My endurance meant nothing at the end
I’m not allowed to say certain things
I live listless nights portraying
a confidant, a friend, a mentor
All for nothing, all for nothing
All for nothing, all for nothing
Dew droplets rush past
Such a waste is the past
We reflect in torment the lives we changed
But we cry the most for our own
Drenched in sweat…we survive the fall
Born from the ashes of ourselves and battle
I converse in solace to two souls willing to prattle
We hit the bottom.
I jolt— Awake, confused and lost
I am among the land of the dead.
I shuffle with my brethren to the bread lines
Remembering my falling dream…my fallen dreams.
My crayon colored canyons filled with blood
Following up on my post of the SyFy channel’s “Sharktopus” sequel, “Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda,” Idiosyncratic Wit has obtained an ‘exclusive’ clip featuring Gary Oldman watching Conan O’Brien’s scene in the ‘soon to-be classic,’ “Sharktopus vs Pteracuda.”
Merely, click the link or image below to catch the video on the official Team Coco website, sit back, and enjoy the awesomeness!
I am sucker for really, really bad movies, especially the ones that premier on the SyFy channel. I desperately remember trying to find the sit down room to watch “Frankenfish,” “Bats: Human Harvest,” and “Carny.” However, that being said, I somehow missed 2013’s “Sharknado”… :(
But, have no fear! The much anticipated follow-up to 2010’s “Sharktopus,” “Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda,” will be arriving on the SyFy channel this August and will surely raise the bar for awesome-ness.
Check out this killer promo for “Sharktopus vs Pteracuda” and the accompanying trailer below:
“Snowpiercer” with Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, and Jamie Bell
Directed by Joon-ho Bong, Written by Joon-ho Bong (screenplay), Kelly Masterson (screenplay), Jacques Lob (based on Le Transperceneige by), Benjamin Legrand (based on Le Transperceneige by), Jean-Marc Rochette (based on Le Transperceneige by)
Science-fiction films and television have made quite the re-emergence into pop culture over the past several years. After decades of relative mediocrity (with only a sprinkling of gems to break the lull), blockbuster franchises like Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, and the superhero movie have once again revitalized the genre whilst paving the way for smaller, independent science fiction films that normally would not have made the cut, otherwise.
“Snowpiercer” is one such film— Heralded as the best sci-fi film since “Children of Men,” this international contender had a lot to live up to. Besides touching upon similar themes of the human condition, global warming and classism, it manages to create a wonderful balancing act between the three that keeps all of the aforementioned heavy topics spinning in perfect harmony.
“Snowpiercer” takes place in the near future where global warming has run rampant and begun heating the Earth’s service to disastrous results. Humans (in their infinite wisdom) decide to create a chemical compound to counteract this phenomenon. Inevitably, the humans create a chemical workaround and release it into the atmosphere, which counteracts the induced global warming. The solution is short-lived, instead of leveling off at ‘a normal’ global temperate the Earth continues to cool…plummeting it into a new ice age.
Before the great freeze, a select few are herded onto a perpetual, everlasting train that serves as the last bastion of humanity— Shielding them from the cold and providing food and comforts for the coming years, all seems well upon the Snowpiercer. However, the people who live at the front of the train closest to the engine live a life of wealth and luxury, while the individuals who live in the tail live in near starvation and blatant poverty.
This leads to conflict.
The film takes place 18-years after the initial boarding of the train and follows a group of the ‘tail section-ers,’ led by Curtis (Chris Evans) and Gilliam (John Hurt), as they try to change society’s rules in order preserve their people.
“Snowpiercer” is a whirlwind of action and intrigue, the plot is less about the cause of the train’s inception but rather the plight of its passengers. It focuses upon the struggle of the impoverished as well as the decadence of the affluent. The film is rich with symbolism— Specifically concerning synergy. All parts affect the greater whole, especially in reference to the human body. The head cannot exist without the feet and humans cannot exist solely, without humanity. Numerous facets of the human condition and the aforementioned extended analogy permeate “Snowpiercer,” resulting in a complex film that keeps audiences thinking long after the credits roll. Coupled with excellent acting “Snowpiercer” stacks up to be one of the best sci-fi films of the decade.
Chris Evans leads this star studded cast as the young leader (Curtis), hellbent on leading his people to a better future, John Hurt plays the aged leader (Gilliam) who is effectively passing the baton to Curtis, Jamie Bell plays Curtis’ lieutenant, Edgar, and the villains are rounded out by Tilda Swinton and Ed Harris. Kang-ho Song and Ah-sung Ho round-out the cast as unlikely allies to the film’s protagonist. All of the acting is in finest form, however, Kang-ho Song’s acting stands out in particular because of his overall screen presence and difficult scenes. Many of his lines are delivered in Korean, however this does not diminish any of the emotion or conveyance to the audience.
As an aside, “Snowpiercer” is a South Korean directed, written, and funded film and was expected to see a wide release United States via The Weinstein Company. However, company head, Harvey Weinstein refused to distribute the film unless 20-minutes of the film were cut and introductory and closing monologues were added. Director Bong Joon-ho politely declined, and the film only saw a limited release in art house theaters on June 27, 2014. Due to the high amount of critical acclaim and buzz that “Snowpiercer” has received since its limited run, it was announced on July 2 that it would be run as a wide release in the near future.
This controversy is unfortunate, not because of the fact that it is a South Korean film, but rather the hoops that international films have to jump through to be seen— US film companies have such a monopoly and controlling stake in the market that quality films (such as “Snowpiercer”) get shoved to the bottom shelf, solely being shown in art house cinemas or digital streaming service. In the case, it seems as-if the quality of the film out trumped the big film companies, so tip of the hat to critics who urged film-goers to give “Snowpiercer” a watch.
If you get a chance, I urge any science-fiction fan to watch “Snowpiercer.” If you enjoyed “Children of Men,” you’ll love “Snowpiercer.” The acting is superb, the plot is captivating and poignant, and to top it all off director Bong Joon-ho throws in enough bits of color, flair, and quirkiness to give the film a unique flavor without taking it to obscurity.