Man, I love indie science fiction. I think it might be my favorite film genre. Of course, Snowpiercer (based on a graphic novel) was only seemed “independent” because of its limited release due to a controversy that arose when the Weinstein Company wanted the movie dumbed down for Americans, but still. Awesome story. Inventive, dark, thought-provoking, compelling, but not heavy-handed or condescending in its portrayal of class, ecology, sacrifice, and leadership, among others.

Clever exposition throughout, the film takes its time acquainting you to the dystopia in which it is set. I can’t remember the last time my jaw literally dropped during a monologue. Much less by Jake from Not Another Teen Movie!