Written and Directed by South Korean Joon-ho Bong, this Action/Sci-fi/Thriller was a remarkable ride from start to finish. Scottish actress Tilda Swinton blew us away with her powerful acting as ‘Mason’, Chris Evans, Ed Harris, John Hurt, and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (The Help) also displayed some solid acting chops. South Koreans Kang-ho Song and Ah-song Ko also had substantial supporting roles.
Set in the future; this story shows how life has become unkind due to our own human destruction and those that are left behind still struggle with a built-up economic class system. The lower-class citizens battle their way to a surprising revolution that leaves the audience on the edge of their seats. Exquisite camera-work and cinematography, great comic splashes and thought-provoking story. Despite the star cast and excellent acting and story, although the film’s budget was $39 million USD, they only made $4 million USD at the box-office. On a more positive note though; this movie got 20 nominations and 5 wins that year!
Makes for a thrilling night of fun! Enjoy this captivating and not-so-strange world.