Saturday, August 6, 2016

Movie Review: Train to Busan

The zombie apocalypse has broke out in South Korea.

Being a fan of zombie apocalypse film, 'Train to Busan' is definitely a movie that I wouldn't want to miss. The degree of gruesome and anticipation of what's awaiting the survivors does not loss out to any other zombie outbreak films.

The story started off with the the scene of a workaholic divorced father, Seok Woo (Played by Gong Yoo) and his daughter, Su-an (Played by Kim Su-an). It was Su-an birthday and her wish was to visit her mother in Busan. Seok Woo has no choice but to bring his daughter there.

During their journey on the high speed train to Busan, the deadly viral outbreak started to occur and pushed Korea into a state of emergency. 

An ill looking girl has boarded the train before the door closed. Shortly after that, she turned into a zombie. The zombie apocalypse began when the zombie claimed her first victim and turned the victim turned within seconds into zombie.

Those on the express train to Busan must fight for their own survival during the ride of 453 kilometers from Seoul to Busan.

The zombie conquered compartments by compartments, leaving the survivors struggling to protect their loved ones and fighting to stay alive. 

From someone who is money-driven and only care about himself and daughter, Seok Woo has learnt to work in a team and looking out for one another.

The movie also starred Ahn So-hee, the former member of Wonder Girls.

The plot of the movie was quite predictable. I kept telling my friend what I think will happen next and it really did. There was never a boring moment, I was feeling intense throughout the movie because of the visual effects and anticipating the next move. The degree of gruesome is still all right, but too extreme as compared to the American zombie apocalypse. Instead, it focused more on human touch, how people reacted.

Through the emergency period, we witnessed all kinds of characters - leader, cowardice, hypocrites and noble. Some sacrifices their lives to save the others.

It has a sad ending when only 2 managed to survive out of the the entire train. I shall not reveal which 2 survived.

The movie is NC16 and not suitable for people who dislike gruesome scenes.
Rating: 4/5

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