Snowpiercer and the Machine of Life
The Alien Next Door
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Beneath the film’s blatant statement on the emptiness of the pursuit of capital at any cost lies a deeper more subtle exploration on the nature of humanity. While liberals want to reform capitalism, without fundamentally transforming it, radicals want to tear it up from the roots (the root word of “radical” is root!) Perhaps it is a truism that most reformist movements fail to challenge the true hegemony of the system they intend to overtake, given their origin.