I concluded 'Snowpiercer', by quoting the following transition and commenting on it.
Follow over the jump for Ellid's take on Ayn Rand and "Atlas Shrugged."There is one thing that's puzzled me, though. Some reviews, including several raves, have claimed to see the influence of a writer who is about as far from Occupy Wall Street as it's possible to get. Despite the political allegory, the very clear parallels to modern life, and the criticism of elitist greed that permeates the entire film, a handful of people are convinced that Snowpiercer was at least partially inspired by the least liberal, least likely of writers: Ayn Rand.That sets up part two, in which Ellid descended from the sublime to the ridiculous. Stay tuned.