A zombie virus has in the last 4 years spread to all South Korea. 4 Koreans in HK sail thru the blockade to Incheon for USD20,000,000 on a truck.


Sang-ho Yeon
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Credited cast:
Dong-won Gang ... Jung Seok
Lee Jung-hyun ... Min Jung
Re Lee Re Lee ... Jooni
Hae-hyo Kwon Hae-hyo Kwon ... Old man KIM
Min-Jae Kim ... Sergeant Hwang
Kyo-hwan Koo Kyo-hwan Koo ... Captain Seo
Do-yoon Kim ... Chul-min
Ye-Won Lee Ye-Won Lee ... Yu Jin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheblu Ahmed Sheblu Ahmed ... Sihab
Daniel Joey Albright ... American Soldier McClain
Si-Won Cha Si-Won Cha ... Hong Kong action leader
Pierce Conran ... Reporter
Terri Doty ... Min Jung (voice)
Geoffrey Giuliano ... Hong Kong Boss
Christopher Gordon Christopher Gordon ... UN Soldier


Peninsula takes place four years after the zombie outbreak in Train to Busan. The Korean peninsula is devastated and Jung Seok, a former soldier who has managed to escape overseas, is given a mission to go back and unexpectedly meets survivors.

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4 years later...


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Did You Know?


Despite marketed as a sequel to Train to Busan (2016), this film is a stand-alone movie that does not feature or mention any of the previous film's characters. See more »


Referenced in Let Me Explain: Train to Busan (2018) See more »

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Peninsula: An entertaining yet Disappointing of a Smart Sequel
15 July 2020 | by acinemalensSee all my reviews

When Train to Busan hit theaters, it became a sensational hit for the right reasons. It manages to become an enjoyable blockbuster yet with smart social commentary and emotional moments that (I need to admit) made me cry. 4 years later, Peninsula - the sequel - hit the theaters with high ambition but fail to reach the height of its predecessor as it falls into the ordinary sequel trap.

4 years after the events of Train to Busan, a former marine, Jung-Seok (Gang Dong-won) must return and retrieve something at now-abandoned Korea in order to be accepted by the society outside their homeland. I really appreciate how they took a new approach to the zombie sequels with a new setting. However, bigger doesn't always mean better as the world-building lacked in the concept details of that never reach the tension felt in its predecessor.

Perhaps the above reason can't be blame due to its small yet important component: characters. A large number of characters also resulted in less screen-time, making it hard to have in-depth sympathy with the characters. The characters also felt flat with its two-dimensional personality, making it hard for the characters to be likable even when the actors have given their best to portray them. As a result, it lacks emotional attachment and even scares to deliver.

Still, I can't deny on how much entertaining Peninsula has to offer. Yeon Sang-ho's use of camerawork and how he directs the action sequence make the film watchable. I preferably like the first chase scene with zombies and the survival game. The survival game especially, really showcases his direction with his one-take. The visual style could be deemed as unique as well, showing abandoned Korea as dirty and chaotic yet beautifully eye-catching. Although I need to say that the CG in its car scene is extremely rough that you somehow looking more of a video game than a live-action film.

Overall, Peninsula is could never reach its predecessor quality as a smart blockbuster with a high emotional level. However, its entertainment value, if almost, could still reach what it had left 4 years ago. Just don't expect too much to use your brain and have fun as you visit Peninsula.

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Release Date:

7 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Incheon, South Korea See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,647, 9 August 2020

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | IMAX 6-Track



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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