I have no idea why someone called this a ‘red band’ trailer, which usually means that there’s an excess of something (typically violence acts or salty language). That being said, it is intense. Snowpiercer revolves around a world devastated by global warming, with the last vestiges of humanity existing aboard a train, Snowpiercer. Over time, the occupants become stratified into haves and have-nots.
Kind of like today, minus the awesome train.
This film was the subject of a bit of controversy a few months ago when the studio releasing the film in the United States, The Weinstein Company, was going to cut 20 minutes for the American release.
Bong Joon Oh, prior to this directed “Mother” as well as “The Host,” so he’s obviously talented though so much rides on how gingerly Snowpiercer was trimmed because a movie can be made–or broken–in the editing booth.