Ive tried watching the movie on several occasions and it just doesn't hold my interest at all.I read the graphic novel a while back. It was pretty nonsensical, and reviews I read suggest the film was the same. When a story has such a flimsy sense of reality and its only real point is as metaphor, you wonder how they can stretch it out into a series.
There weren't answers in the graphic novel (nor the movie as far as I can tell) so I think you might be out of luck. If you can think of a halfway sensible explanation, maybe you could sell it to the showrunners to be used in a future series.Humans froze the world, and the solution was to build a giant train?
Is movement supposed to keep it warm? What does it use for fuel? Where's it going?
I'll watch a few more episodes for answers
It is not going anywhere. It is just a mobile bunker, doing everlasting circles around the world as it explores places that has started thawing or showing sings of going back to normal. The fuel is explained with a perpetual engine. It is not going to stop unless it's stopped. But equally as good explanation could be a mini-nuclear reactor. Those fuel supplies last for decades, but the vehicles has to be stopped, whenever they refuel.Is movement supposed to keep it warm? What does it use for fuel? Where's it going?
It would make more sense to build a well-insulated underground bunker to house the survivors. From there, they could send out smaller, more efficient trains or other vehicles to scout for environmental change in multiple directions. Of course, each exploration would produce some ingredient to be mixed into the season finale.It is not going anywhere. It is just a mobile bunker, doing everlasting circles around the world as it explores places that has started thawing or showing sings of going back to normal.
I'd buy the nuclear reactor explanation, which could also keep the bunker toasty.The fuel is explained with a perpetual engine. It is not going to stop unless it's stopped. But equally as good explanation could be a mini-nuclear reactor.
Probably the former, although I like the "wacky choo-choo" concept. That could be spun off into a children's series.The train could simply be a metaphor for an oppressive totalitarian government, with tremendous wealth disparity (top to bottom, front to back), as it plows through every obstacle like an army marching on peaceful nations, and the great lengths (threats and temptations to not) it takes for the little guy to reach the head to derail/bring-down the government, naturally with conspirators among you to maintain the status quo, knowing that as bad as it is if you stop this malevolent locomotive of control then everyone dies. So you either submit and accept it, or everyone perishes.
Silly thought, I realize.
Why I'm writing what I am...since comparatively, a collapse of the American government, with everyone compressing into a tiny region to survive is more plausible than some wacky choo-choo.
Because they need them. The garden lady came from the tail, so did the detective. The elite couldn't handle the business. They are only good at being posh and oppressive. Look at the teenager wanting to go to third class as an example. She was bored out her mind, while the parents were trying to take their lives as a holiday. Thirty years of that and I'm sure they're willing to do something else. For now they are being posh.Why the hell are they tolerating the tailers? The Snowpiercer PD obviously has the muscle to rid the train of these snowaway stowaways. Why don't they go in, slaughter them and lighten the load? Are they being kept as a talent pool in case they need another detective or maybe a hairstylist? Maybe a meat supply?
Depending on which car a character inhabits aboard the titular train of TNT’s Snowpiercer, there are going to be very different definitions of what constitutes “survival.” For Andre Layton, the show’s male lead played by Daveed Diggs, only the bare minimum needs have been met until the day outlined in the series premiere when he was called forward to investigate a murder. We spoke to Diggs about life in the poorest section of the train and what we can expect out of Layton in the episodes to come.
Yes, with mixed in Westworld. I don't get how the standard speed can affect the train so much, but it does. So, it's easier to think it as a giant murder castle, and the poor people has been in it for seven years. Unable to escape.I'm looking at it as a sort of supersized Murder on the Orient Express.
I don't think think that they are bored, but the murderer is in second or third class. They might get order from the first class, proving a conspiracy behind the whole thing. I would be surprised if the doctor itself is somehow involved into the whole thing. He certainly would have the skills and a brain to frame things. The strange meat might be someone sick joke and it is played on upper classes, making the murder possible being originally from the tail.The victim was murdered to harvest his limbs for the train black market meat supply? Are the first class passengers that bored, or are they just tired of beef?
Why they only had one car reserved for the cattle? Why they put all the eggs in one basket?It didn't appear that the kitchen was in short supply, especially the flash-frozen variety after the avalanche.