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Blu-ray Review: It’s One Bloody Commute On The TRAIN TO BUSAN - Movies In Focus
It might sound like hyperbole, but Train To Busan is the best zombie movie since Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. The South Korean horror sees a father (Gong Yoo) and daughter (Kin Su-an) struggling to get to Busan by train in the middle of a zombie outbreak. It’s thrilling, visceral and very, very watchable. At this stage, there’s little that can be done with the zombie movie that hasn’t been seen before. Since Danny Boyle re-energised the genre back in 2002, dozens of zombie movies have been churned out. Some of them have been great and some of them have been simply terrible but almost every potential plot point has been attempted: comedy, romance, drama, action, period. Then there’s the television ratings behemoth that is The Walking Dead, which has been shuffling across television screens for the last seven years. However, that doesn’t mean a good zombie movie can’t be made today. It just needs to be true to what it wants to be. Director Yeon Sang-ho’s film doesn’t try to do anything other than tell a simple tale: zombie outbreak on a train. This is a stripped down horror and Sang-ho keeps things moving at a hectic pace, not spending time on [...]