While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
Title :Train to Busan（2016）
Release : June 2017
Genre :Action, Drama, Horror
Stars :Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jung
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Train to Busan（2016）review
When a film is massively hyped up, I tend to be a bit leery. Usually, I end up finding them disappointing at best or I outright hate them. For example, I’m not a fan of The Blair Witch Project, The Babadook or It Follows. So when I first heard of Train to Busan, a Korean zombie film with damn near universal critical acclaim, my interest was definitely peaked. So did Train to Busan live up to the hype or was it D.O.A. (Disappointment on arrival)?
Train to Busan is a Korean zombie film written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho (The Fake 2013). The film stars Gong Yoo (The Age of Shadows 2016), Kim Su-an (Along With The Gods 2017), Kim Eui-sung (The Exclusive: Beat the Devils Tattoo 2015), Ma Dong-seok (Derailed 2016), Jung Yu-mi (Chawz 2009), Ye Soo-jung (Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow 2011), Park Myung-sin (Bugok Hawaii: Illusionary Paradise 2012), Ahn So-hee (Hellcats 2008), Choi Woo-shik (Okja 2017), and Choi Gwi-hwa (One on One 2014). The plot follows a group of train passengers in their attempt to survive a horde of ravenous zombies as they try to make it to safety in Busan.
Train to Busan absolutely blew me away. The execution of everything in this film, from the effects to the acting to the cinematography, were damn near flawless. The film is beautifully shot and the action is wonderfully staged. Plus, there are zombies on a train!The zombies are terrifying. They looked great but that’s not what really sells it. It’s the way they move and the way they were filmed. They have this jerky movement style that is completely unnerving and they are incredibly fast. The infection spreads extremely rapidly which leads to their numbers multiplying at an alarming rate.The cast is phenomenal and surprisingly one of the best actors in the movie is a child. Kim Su-an, who plays 8-year-old Soo-an is absolutely amazing. She screams and cries at the drop of a hat and honestly, her performance was heartbreaking to watch. Another high point in the cast for me was Ma Dong-seok as Sang-hwa. He was by far my favorite character in the film. He has a sense of honor and isn’t afraid to call people out people on their bullshit. He will do everything in his power to save everyone he can, especially his pregnant wife. Hell, he is such a badass he fights zombies barehanded, snapping necks, punching them in the face and even picking them up and slamming them into the ceiling of the train. Also, props to Kim Eui-sung as Yon-suk for playing a completely unlikable and irredeemable douche. You made me hate your character with every fiber of my being.