Got Those Tickets: Snowpiercer + Bong Joon-ho + One Cut Only (And Harvey Weinstein Needs More Theaters)

Friday, July 04, 2014

The English debut of Bong Joon-ho, based on a French graphic novel with actors Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and Ed Harris - how can I not want to go see this? At least on the surface, it seems to have everything I hope for in movie trends - world literacy - and is the one and only cut of the film Bong intended for - because he didn't give in to Harvey Weinstein by cutting 20 minutes of film and putting in voice-overs at the beginning and end (and the eventual 8-10 theater release is now close to over 150 with a list on the film's website).

I'm hoping this becomes a mega-hit in the US if only to speak to the opposite of why Weinstein wanted it cut and voiced-over in the first place.