A 2016 horror movie that took Netflix by storm, Train To Busan is an absolute must see for any horror fan….and action fan. This film requires you to read subtitles, but don’t let that discourage you from seeing what this movie has to offer. It starts out pretty quickly, and does not let go until the ending credits.
A chemical leak at a plant triggers the outbreak that is swiftly spreading throughout South Korea. The movie focuses on an overworked and divorced father and his young daughter, who happens to want to see her mother on her upcoming birthday. As the film suggests, it takes places mostly on a train headed to Busan as a zombie apocalypse just happens to be tearing the country apart. The passengers clearly have no idea for what awaits them.
They board the train thinking it would be just another outing, but soon realize that something is dangerously amiss. On the train they meet a wide variety of people. A man and his pregnant wife, a baseball team and their coach, a cheerleader, a business man, and two older women who are sisters. The terror begins as an infected woman boards the train and collapses. She soon attacks an attendant, and very quickly many onboard are infected.
With fear gipping everyone on the train, they quickly decide to try and make it to the Daejeon Train Station where the South Koren Army is supposedly waiting. They were…just not in human form. Many of the passengers are attacked and killed by the former soldiers as they are vastly outnumbered. Some of the passengers stay on the train, locking themselves inside the front and rear cars. However, they do not know how to operate the trains’ doors.
Moving as quietly as possible through the now train graveyard, the group unfortunately grabs the attention of the undead, who of course, are not shy when it comes to chasing down their next meal. The business man convinces all of the passengers that everyone is infected, and should not be allowed into the safe haven that is their car. What a nice guy!!
The married man with the pregnant wife ends up sacrificing himself for the sake of his beloved, along with the other passengers as they attempted to sneak through the train, just inches from the zombies. The zombies eventually break into the front car and start their long-awaited feast. Many are killed with the the exception of the businessman as he hides himself into a locked bathroom.
The train is forced to come to a stop at East Daegu Station, and in his attempt to flee, the businessman pushes the captain of the train and an attendant into a pack of zombies.
I will stop there. I will not give away the ending, even though I have gave away quite a bit. This movie is quite entertaining and different from other zombie films I have seen. I have seen quite a bit of course! This movie is rumored to be getting a remake from James Wan, so if I recommend you checking out the original first. In my opinion, a remake is not warranted, but we shall see how it turns out if it does comes to pass.
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- Gong Yoo as Seo Seok-woo, a fund manager who is estranged from his daughter and wife
- Ma Dong-seok as Yoon Sang-hwa, a tough man married to Seong-kyeong
- Kim Su-an as Seo Su-an, Seok-woo’s young daughter who wants to go to Busan to see her mother Na-young
- Jung Yu-mi as Seong-kyeong, Sang-hwa’s kind, brave wife who is pregnant. During the film, she is the one who mostly looks after Su-an.
- Choi Woo-shik as Min Yong-guk, a high school student and baseball player who is going to Busan to a baseball game
- Ahn So-hee as Kim Jin-hee, one of Yong-guk’s friends.
- Kim Eui-sung as Yon-suk, COO of Stallion Express
- Choi Gwi-hwa as a homeless man, who suffers from possibly a mental disorder following the attack.
- Jeong Seok-yong as Captain of KTX……..the businessman you will love to hate!!!
- Ye Soo-jung as In-gil, elderly woman who is the older sister of Jong-gil
- Park Myung-sin as Jong-gil, sister of In-gil
- Han Sung-soo as The KTX team leader
- Jang Hyuk-jin as Ki-chul, train attendant
- Kim Chang-hwan as Kim Jin-mo
- Shim Eun-kyung as Runaway Girl
- Lee Joo-shil as Seok-woo’s mother. She dotes on Su-an and hopes that her son can reconcile with Na-young (Seok-woo’s estranged wife)
Let me know what you think of this film. Thanks again friends!
Stay scary, stay safe!!