FIGHTING MAN-MADE DISASTERS WITH MAN-MADE DISASTERS
by Todd Hartley
I just watched the movie “Snowpiercer” the other night, a film about which I’d read some good reviews, and it was pretty meh. Definitely overrated. But that’s not the point. The point is that it’s based on just about the least realistic premise in the history of cinema. Or is it?
Here’s the plot: In 2014, humanity’s efforts to combat global warming end up freezing the Earth and killing all life on the planet. The only human survivors left are the few hundred who have managed to board a long train, the Snowpiercer, that travels continuously along a track that circles the snow-covered globe. Read the rest of this entry →