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Friday, August 26, 2016

Train to Busan: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Seok-woo (Gong Yoo) is a work-committed father who hasn't spent enough time to his only daughter Su-an (Kim Su-an). On Su-an's birthday; she has one request, and that is to see her estranged mother in Busan. To make up to his daughter Seok-woo agrees to accompany her and ride a train from Seoul to Busan. However, while they are already on their trip, strange things started to happen as an infected passenger rabidly attacks one train car, and all hell breaks loose. Soon, Seok-woo must team-up with his fellow passengers to survive the zombie infested train and find a place for them to get safe. 

There are a lot of zombie film released every year and admit it or not, the best ones are rarely to pass by.  A lot of concepts and ideas are already thrown in the mix but barely had the chance to leave a mark. Here comes a South Korean film "Train to Busan" who rapidly stormed their trailer in social media like wild fire. The trailer looked pretty decent and many already expressed their excitement to see the film. 

Finally, their request was granted as the film will have a local release here on September 1. We are lucky enough to be invited to the advance screening last night, and we are just totally impressed with the quality of this movie. We can say that you'll surely get what you wished for a zombie flick. The prosthetic are pretty sick and neat while the choreography of the undead were simply remarkable. 

The tension goes deep and it never let its foot off the gas pedal. It goes berserk in giving the thrill you need to feel while watching a zombie film. Some of its concept might be familiar and predictable, but it was just delivered really well for us not to complain. It's just a whole meal served in a big plate to solve your appetite
where the only complaint that will be coming out of your mouth is that we want more.


Train to Busan successfully combines different aspects to make a decent zombie film. The hordes from World War Z are brought inside Snowpiercer's train, and the result was freaking outstanding. The film never faltered in giving its audience something to cheer about and assembles a group of people you would instantly care. They also included a villain that will definitely heat your boiling point. 

Overall, Train to Busan is a zombie flick you should not dare to miss. It is a complete package where you'll feel every "Inside Out" emotion you have while watching this film. It is remarkable, fast-paced and a thrilling roller-coaster ride from start to finish.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 10 out of 10 stars 

Cast:  Gong Yoo, Kim Su-an

Directed by:  Sang-ho Yeon
Distributed by: Rafaella Films 
Opens September 1 in cinemas nationwide


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