Zombie fans near and far, this is a MUST SEE!
Unless, you’ve seen it already, which you probably have. I’m ashamed to admit that I only watched this recently, when as a fan, I should have watched it a long time ago!
Train to Busan (Release Date: July 2016- South Korea)
While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Rating/ Runtime: R 1hr 58
Holy zombies Batman!
I can’t tell you how much I wished I had watched this sooner! It has been on Netflix for ages, and my husband, who doesn’t like horror movies BTW, had watched it and told me I would love it. Zombie stuff is about the only horror he will watch, but he watches Z Nation, so call me skeptical. Nevertheless, I should have listened but I kept putting it off.
I have to be in a certain mood for foreign films because of the subtitles. I love reading (understatement of the year), but I read so much and have my face glued to a screen for so much of the day, that I don’t want to read my movies too! My poor eyes can’t take it.
Anyway, the stars aligned, my daughter went to bed early, and my eyes didn’t feel like raisins, so I watched it. Finally!
Wow! What a film! I find that zombie movies fall in three categories; camp, super serious apocalypse style movies, and horrible cheese masquerading as serious apocalypse style movies. But, every now and again, a special unicorn of a movie, ie. Shaun of the Dead, will come along and stand apart from the rest. In my humble opinion, Train to Busan is a unicorn.
Firstly, the entire movie takes place on a speeding train which is very cool and logistically speaking, a total nightmare. I mean, it’s not like you can hide and if a virus did break out on a train, there’s no getting away from it.
In addition to the entertaining plot and cool set, you get really terrific characters. Characters who you will become attached to, characters you will love, and characters you will absolutely loathe. One thing I really liked in particular, was that there wasn’t just one hero. You know some dude that keeps everyone alive, and I very much appreciated that touch of realism.
I enjoyed this film immensely. It’s a fantastic option for a Halloween movie and I can’t recommend it enough.
I will also leave you with this one last little tidbit, this was the first time I cried while watching a zombie flick. Ha! I bet you’re really curious now!