Train to Busan (2016) live action, movie – South Korea 

Action, disaster, horror, thriller, tragedy, zombie
Duration 118min
Score 9
Director/writer Yeon Sang Ho
Cast Gong Yoo, Ma Dong Seok, Jung Yu Mi, Kim Soo An, Choi Woo Shik, Ahn So Hee, Kim Eui Seong


Seok Woo is a fund manager thats too busy with work to do much of anything with his daughter, Soo An. After messing up her birthday gift, again, he decides to take her to see her mother like she wants. Unfortunately, while an the train, an outbreak of zombies begins.


I spent more time watching this crying than actually being even slightly scared. Probably because I don’t like the zombies. They’re fast, act like animals and can apparently see. What little explanation they give on where they come from doesn’t really help either, but at least it’s more of an explanation than you usually get.

But during during the entire thing, it’s this workaholic father trying to do something his daughter actually wants for once and, although it’s shown from the start that he at least cares for his daughter somewhat, it’s him growing to actually show how much he cares for her and learning to care about those around him. And I feel like he probably learned a lot from the pregnant woman and her husband.

So much of this seems to focus more on the characters, so it feels as though you don’t actually need the zombies at all. It felt like they chose zombies just because it’s a way to keep the danger levels high. You end up actually getting to know the characters, at least maybe about a dozen of them, so you care about whether they live or die. And the way some of them went out was just heartbreaking…


Anyway, I highly recommend it, even if you aren’t a big fan of horror.


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