‘Snowpiercer’ review: take a train ride to the apocalypse

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With the possible exception of Mike Judge’s Idiocracy, just about any post-apocalyptic movie worth its salt will bum you out. In fact, it’s part of the genre’s perverse appeal: the bleaker a film’s vision of a future dystopia, the more rousing and life-affirming it seems. (There’s nothing like slipping into the cinematic hellscapes of The Road Warrior or Children of Men to get the blood pumping.)

Maybe that’s why Snowpiercer is both oddly comforting and joltingly strange. The…

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