Film Review: Train to Busan (부산행)

Last on my list is a film that I first watched in theaters without subtititles while I was in South Korea. Train to Busan is a zombie thriller that had me yelling quietly at the screen. I was absorbed. I was obsessed.

Train to Busan was intense and a refreshing zombie movie. The film is about a workaholic and absentee father (Gong Yoo) who is trying to fulfill his daughter’s birthday wish by taking her to Busan to see her mother. But, on their way to Busan, a zombie infestation occurs without a known reason. I’ve made a post on this film already, so I won’t talk too much about it, but it is a film worth watching whether you like zombie films or not

The movie keeps your heart rate up and at times made me forget to breathe. I didn’t need to understand Korean to know what was going on. The film also has made a few cry at the end, so if you are one to get emotional, I would recommend having a tissue nearby. I, for one, am looking forward to the sequel, “Seoul Station.”

Where to watch: Netflix
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Year: 2016
Starring: Gong Yoo, Jung Yumi and Ma Dongseok
Directed by: Yeon Sangho
Written by: Park Joosuk
Awards: 30 wins, 36 nominations


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