(Busanhaeng) Train to Busan (2016) 


Run Time:  1 hr 58 min

Rating: NR
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%/88%

(Busanhaeng) Train to Busan is a South Korean zombie apocalyptic horror film starring Seok-woo and Sang-hwa. Set on a moving train, this movie is a fast-paced thrill ride with all the blood, guts, gore that you would expect from a zombie movie. I have not had this much fun watching a zombie film since Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Zombieland (2009)! Let me tell you something about these foreign film makers…they play no games when it comes to this thing called movie making! This film keeps you in suspense, cheering on your favorite characters, and even has an ending that will have you reaching for a box of Kleenex!

The Good:

Seok-woo and Sang-hwa are awesome and really deliver on your “bad ass I have to save my loved ones” hero role. I was personally cheering for Sang-hwa (Dong-seok Ma) aka “the Korean Rock” (at least that’s what I called him!) throughout the film! Su-an Kim, who was the token child in distress, also did an amazing job! Overall the acting in this film was pretty good, especially for a horror flick!

The action was also spot on! These zombies were fast, strong, and quite flexible! The fight choreography was amazing to watch and was filmed so well. When I tell you this movie was an action-packed thrill ride with very few moments of tedious dialogue; I mean just that!

The Bad:

This movie is by no means, perfect and one of my biggest issues with it were some of the subplots. While there were characters that you loved and were certainly rooting for, there were others that you couldn’t give a shit about! Now unfortunately there is time dedicated to these dud characters and the losses they face as a result of this zombie apocalypse. These also happen to be the scenes where I put my laundry in the dryer and checked some social media posts! Sorry…not sorry

Overall Rating:

This Sista Gurl suggests you get a ticket and hope on a “Train to Busan” (see what I did there?! lol). Get you a good drink, snuggle up with your boo, dog, cat, ferret, hell whatever (I don’t know your life) and get your Netflix and Chill on! This is a must see and read (yes there are subtitles, grow up!) Check out Train to Busan on Netflix before it’s gone (or whatever streaming service you prefer)!

Holla!

 

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