Train A-Comin’ With Zombies: “Train to Busan”

Train to Busan (2016), by Sang-ho Yeon, is one of the best entertainment movies I’ve seen, and it deals with zombies. From South Korea, it resembles pop pictures of the past (like Invasion of the Body Snatchers) in that it is character-rich and tells an actual story, without being over-plotted.

Gong Yoo plays a divorced father who is selfish and discourteous until he has to protect from the biting zombies his small daughter and her pregnant, supportive friend. The film has an outstanding child actor in Su-an Kim, and the action is exciting. Plus, Busan is poignant—something you don’t find every day in a non-artistic pop movie.

(In Korean with English subtitles)

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