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Wondering how the last remnants of humanity are circling the globe on a train?

Here'a a fantastic animated short for you, which serves as a prequel to 's upcoming post-apocalyptic ice age sci-fi Snowpiercer, telling the story of the world before it turns into a popsicle and the perpetual-motion train departs.

Check it out, it's gorgeous and brutal!

(via YouTube)

That answered some of my questions, but I'm still left wondering, how is the train fuelled? Who built the tracks? Do they all use axes because the guns froze too? Is it even possible to save humanity from an ice age with a train, given that most train services are cancelled whenever it gets a bit nippy? Shh, you're overthinking it.

As weird as the movie might sound to you, Snowpiercer is already getting awesome reviews, and this may be the best ensemble of the year with a cast including , , , and . So, you might want to reconsider your current confusion for this one. Let me know what you think in the comments below!



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