This may very be too long of a rant for some folks but, I find it difficult to believe that you found the train itself to be "marvelously articulating" yet somehow blinded by tight camera shots of what may go down as one of Tildas most memorable and genius performances. Excitedly peering through her binoculars, relishing in the original, strangely orchestrated, brutal events about to unfold. "This is going to be good" she says, in a role chock full of lines and moments that provide the wit you suggest is lacking in the action scenes. Often breaking the tension, while simulaniously, setting the stage for it. It's is a masterful, appropriately dark, turn from one of the all time greats. Furthermore, Evans sets the pace throughout the perolous quest for freedom he and his fellow disenfranchised, revenge seeking travelers seek. Delivering something that is sorely missing from traditional summer box office hero's and far from the two dimensional Captain America that any Hollywood beefcake could easily phone in with very little concern if a character should have a soul or not. His final monolouge/reveal about his cowardice and inability to put others survival and well being in front of his own compfort is intense, believably honest, heart wrenching and beautifully rendered evidence of the previously untapped talent hidden beyond his good looks. Those two breathed life into roles that would have failed miserably in the hands of lesser actors. I whole hardily disagree with your take and befuddled by it and thats ok, i suppose. Say what you will about the film, (I thought it was well worth my time and money) as you are entitled to your own opinion, as much as the rest of us, but in my opinion, you've embarrased yourself by dragging performances into it. Especially Swintons.