8.7/10. Train to Busan told us about a fund manager Seok Woo (Gong Yoo) and his daughter Su An (Kim Soo Anh), who take a KTX bullet train ride to Busan in order to meet Su An’s mother, or Seok Woo’s ex-wife, and celebrating Su An’s birthday there. Their ride turns to life-survival ride since they were trapped on the zombie-filled bullet train, alongside expecting couple Sung-kyung (Jung Yu-mi) and Sang Hwa (Ma Dong-seok) and teenage baseball lover Jin-hee (Ahn So-hee) and Yong-suk (Kim Eui-sung).
I usually don’t watch Korean movie, TV series, or even porn! Haha. I don’t know, I see their movies or TV series was just fully depending on their actors’ pretty faces, and their actings is just blah. I just watched their thriller and horror movies since it promises me with gorier scenes, compared to their Western comrades that very much depends on CGIs and heavy makeups. Since this movie was categorized as Thriller, or even Horror, and the reviews were quite promising, then I just decided to watch this movie.
And the reviews were not totally wrong. I mean, this movie is well-paced, if it’s not said to be fast-paced, thrilling and their actings were believable. Taken theme of surviving in Zombie Apocalypse, the movie cleverly took us into eerie plot, gave us thrills all over the movie, and suddenly hit us with emotional stab at the ending. The movie also composed beautiful and unique upside down relationships between father and daughter, husband and wife, and teenage lover, during their survival fightings with zombie hordes. Unfortunately, I feel that this movie owed us explanations on how the zombie apocalypse begin, and should be given more suitable way on how a pain-in-the-ass character is finally killed. I think they can used the TV broadcast (that were on the train) to explain how the tragedy begins, and how massive the effects are, to give us more believable stories. However, if you were into Zombie movies or just thriller movies, you should probably consider to watch this movie.