Train to Busan movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This clever Korean Zombie film is loaded with bloody zombie action! Train to Busan features great characters, fine acting, freakily fast zombies and zombie-themed tension. It’s great for teens.


When Seok-Woo and his young daughter board a train to Busan to see his wife, them and the other passengers must team up to survive a zombie virus outbreak in South Korea.

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Movie details

Director: Yeon Sang-ho
Cast: Gong Yoo, Yeon Sang-ho, Ma Dong-Seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Kim Eui-sung
Writer: Yeon Sang-ho, Joo-Suk Park
Release Date (Australia): 12 August 2016
Runtime: 118 minutes/1h 58m
Genre: Action, Horror, Drama
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean


Themes (MA15+)

The film contains thematic material including horror themes, a zombie apocalypse, death and self-sacrifice.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains frequent scenes of horror violence, including bloody depictions of people being attacked and eaten by zombies and zombies being hit with blunt objects.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains uses of words such as “s**t”, “ass”, “hell” and “damn”.

mpaa rating

NR (Not Rated)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Train to Busan proves South Korea can construct, craft and execute a quality zombie flick. Sang-ho Yeon knows exactly how to create a depiction of what a real zombie outbreak looks like, with ridiculously bizarre zombie chases and flesh-eating tension, but frequently set in motion on the train tracks. We receive brilliant performances from the entire cast, including a superbly emotional father and daughter, as well as other caring personalities.

Majority of the characters who the camera encounters and provides significant lines for start and end up being pretty likeable. And there’s a lot of areas where this movie is strongly centred around generous characters who self-sacrifice themselves to the zombies just to help others, which also forms some solid emotions. Train to Busan is action-packed, violent and surprisingly quite emotional. Sang-ho Yeon executes these feelings flawlessly from the script he wrote with Joo-Suk Park.

Finally heading over to discussing the brilliant zombie action, people are chased and attacked by light-speed zombies who also form into ridiculous waves. The zombies are well-designed, freaky in their twitchy ways and intense. Train to Busan delivers real zombie action! This movie only has very minor issues around keeping viewers completely engaged at all times.

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