Surprised? Don’t be. This is more than your typical sci-fi thriller about post-apocalyptic societies. Bong Joon-ho’s film is an instant sci-fi classic for a variety of reasons, my favorite being the way it dives headfirst into classism and our desire to survive, even if we don’t know what’s in store if our plans ultimately come to fruition. Following a train that carries the last remnants of humanity following a failed attempt at climate engineering, the film is hard to dissect without giving anything away, and touches on various issues that humans are forced to live with whether we ever end up on the cusp of the apocalypse or not. At our core, we are all mefirst creatures, self-preserving at all costs. Human depictions and emotions like this are what make it easy for audiences to connect with a film, separating the average from the bad, and the good from the great. There’s an array of intriguing characters, and each one of them could have their own spin-off movie about how he or she ended up on the train. Wi th the new Snowpiercer TV show on TNT, produced by Joon-ho, the ins and outs of this universe are able to be explored on an even grander level.