Quick Look: Train to Busan
I’ve heard so much about Train to Busan since it came out in 2016 and I didn’t realize that it was sitting on Netflix available for me to watch for so long. So, I finally settled in for a movie night, not expecting I would end up loving this movie so much. Here are my 3 favorite things about the film:
While there is a lull in the first 20 minutes of the movie- the characters are taking their places (and this will lead to another of my favorite things about the movie)-, Train to Busan has amazing action sequences. Each action sequence is thrilling and I wasn’t always sure that each character was going to make it out alive.
Emotional Connection to Characters
Action movies have a tendency to be very stereotypical. How can we be on the edge of our seats when we know that the hero is going to survive to the end? Train to Busan, its writers, and the actors did a great job of making the viewer care about the characters and their stories. They are all just regular everyday people, trapped in a terrifying scenario and it made me wonder what would I do if I was in their place.
One reason I personally didn’t think I would like this movie is because I am not a zombie fan. I don’t even watch The Walking Dead. Yet, Train to Busan’s portrayal of the “fast zombie” is terrifying and I liked how the movie never fully explained what caused the zombie outbreak. The characters didn’t have time to sit and speculate, they simply had to survive.
Verdict: Definitely Worth a Movie Night with Popcorn and Favorite Soda
Also, about this American remake I hear is being made: Completely unnecessary. Do yourself a favor and watch the original.