Sok-woo, a father with not much time for his daughter, Soo-ahn, are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the apocalypse begins, and most of the earth's population become flesh craving zombies. While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passenger's fight for their families and lives against the zombies - and each other.Written by
The abilities of the infected seem to change for the convenience of the plot. For example, before they claim the infected will only attack if they see you, Sang-hwa traps an infected man in the toilet and it still tries to attack him, despite not being able to see him. Also, it is clearly shown that the doors aren't automatic as the handle needs to be pulled down, but eventually they realise that the infected can't open doors, but during the initial outbreak several do so with ease. See more »
We can argue whether a zombies should be fast or not –
In the movie, they are fast, deadly and merciless . It is more believable than those zombies can take over a city or a country within a day.
The movie succeed where Fear The walking dead failed miserably, to explain how the pandemic starts and how it has been spread so fast.
Most of the movie take place in a train, very claustrophobic place if you are chased by a herd of undead, but it worked for me, I felt the tension, the drama, the crazy survival instinct of ones and the resignation of the others.
Walking dead made the zombie apocalypse almost cool, with guns and sex and love story, In train to busan nothing is cool, you do not have gun, your family and pretty much everyone you know are dead, there is no escape and nobody will come to save you ..
I spent 2 marvelous hours watching a movie about zombies, I despite the fact I watched hundred movies about zombies, I have been surprised and scared.
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