Train to Busan

Train to Busan (2016)

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Seok Woo, his estranged daughter, Soo An, and other passengers become trapped on a KTX train (high-speed train) heading from Seoul to Busan during a disastrous virus outbreak in South Korea.
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    Busan Line; Busan Bound; Train Via Busan; Boosanhaeng; For Busan;

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Sep 13, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
If you want the story, the actors, magnificant screenplay and feel your heart skipping a beat? Don't miss this great movie!!

This is one of the best zombie movies in the world. Yes it all has the same old same story, its lighthearted. But not all movie directors can make it so perfectly like they did here. The actors were amazing, all of them. I said 'wtf' troughout the whole movie, I read more could feel my heart pumping, heck, I am even sweating!
The music added so much emotion and tumult in this movie. It has the loads of action, thrilling scenes, gory parts and hair-raising parts troughout this movie.

Why am I so ridiculously excited? The good pacing of this movie, you get sucked into it the minute you watch it. The actors whom all did an excellent job, they were convincing, Ma dong Seok is like always the freaking badass. Everyone had their time and story in this movie. The CGI was greatly made and the actors of the zombies felt so real, the nasty bone breaking scenes and blood everywhere. The music added so much tension in everyscene.

I would rewatch this movie any day and I do think this will be one of first Korean movies to be seen around the globe, because here in my home town, where they never heard of Kdrama land, now knows about this movie.

A 100% must watch!
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Aug 21, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I swear to god this darn tear-jerker.

If you're looking for a real horror, this isn't it.
If you hate crying (lmao tf), this definitely isn't it.
I'd say for this movie, it's tragedy before horror. Sure, there are some horror elements, however- it's really more sad than scary.

The story is subtle. It's not deep. I have to remind you that this show's literal title is TRAIN TO BUSAN. It's a read more whole show about characters doing their utmost best to reach the safe zone- Busan. On a train. It lived up to its title, i'll give it that.

The acting and characters were great. Gong Yoo's acting is great, it's a given. His character's development was great. He went from a selfish to a selfless man that cared about others more.
Ma Dong Seok's character is as likeable here as his character in Bad Guys. You'll get fixated with his character for sure. This actor deserves more recognition.
And the most unexpected- Kim Soo An. She's an adorable and talented little actress. Then again, most Korean child actors and actresses have that shit going on. The other main characters were alright.

There will be this asshole which will piss you off the most among all the characters in the movie. Don't worry- this isn't a major spoiler. He'll strike a nerve from the start so it doesn't matter. You would want to kill him too. Head's up, it's Kim Eui Seong's character. He's not likeable I must say. However, he played his role well.

The music is good. It's suitable when it's suitable. That's all I can say.

Rewatch value: 10
Heck yeah i'd watch it again.
I can tell you that I am definitely not a fan of zombie movies but as I said earlier, it's more of a tragedy than horror. So if you're a major zombie-apocalypse-kind-of-movie fan that finds value in the horror aspect and expects this movie to fulfil it to its best, don't expect too much. The makeup's great though- just sayin'.

Even if I cry my eyes out again, it's worth the watch.
If you enjoy a little bit of horror, action, thrill, a little wincey bit of comedy and tragedy, give this movie a go. It's one hell of a ride.
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Both movies are very when it comes to characters, and themes. Both movies have a catastrophic event. That causes terror and chaos.
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It's also an epidemic movie with one main character who wants to save his family and whole South Korea.
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    XaraOrt 3 days ago
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    Ace 4 days ago

    Had me on the edge of my seat throughout, it's entertaining though be ready for some feels too. I'm not usually a fan of zombie movies but this was really good.

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    NHO 5 days ago

    This movie surprisingly ripped into my heart at the end and for some reason I feel quite content without even knowing the back story to the Zombies, however a sorta backstory would be quite nice. Still absolutely loved it though.

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    green_tokki 7 days ago - edited

    This is a really good chase/thriller movie. But there is no backstory on how the infection started.

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      Astrologist 4 days ago - edited

      There's a prequel, but it's animated

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      green_tokki 4 days ago

      Thanks. I will look for it... Do you know any link for the anime prequel?

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      Astrologist 4 days ago

      I don't :( I haven't really looked for it myself. It's called Seoul Station though

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    RayRay 18 days ago

    I kinda had an anxiety about if the pregnant woman would give birth or something Hahaha am I the only one??

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    Nea 20 days ago

    The ending made me cry so much, it was so damn sad.
    Gong Yoo's character development was a huge plus for me while watching this.

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    haitakaz 20 days ago - edited

    I watched this movie last year, but tomorrow they will show this movie at some theaters here in Sweden❤

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      Inori01 11 days ago

      Oh, I'm from Sweden as well! And I was seriously shocked when I saw a poster of this movie in the subway of all places!! It's so cool, I never thought that would happen! :D
      And that ending was just so sad! But, it fit perfectly. Honestly, one of the best movies about zombies that I've seen so far. ♡

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      haitakaz 10 days ago

      I wish that I could watch it at the cinema, but they don't show it in my city. They only show it in like 7 cities in Sweden. But I watched another Korean movie at the cinema 2 months ago ^^

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      Inori01 9 days ago

      I didn't know! Was it The Handmaiden? Saw a review about it in a Swedish magazine awhile ago.

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      haitakaz 9 days ago

      That's right! It was a good movie, but not my favorite movie by that director. I think it's a movie you should watch at least one time.

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    ali 28 days ago

    Sadest ending ever

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    tattylovestofly 29 days ago

    If there's not a second movie I'm storming Korea.

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    Shinabug Feb 19, 2017

    I'm so glad I got around to watching this movie! Very sad and I was close to tears quite a few times.

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    sehunsnoona Feb 12, 2017

    Soo An is such a great child actress, like wow, blown away~

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    woolchild Feb 11, 2017

    Soo An looks a bit like Tablo's daughter Haru :o)

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    Lovely Feb 5, 2017

    I believe I will cry
    I believe I can't say goodbye
    I think about this movie every night and day
    Scratch my head and lie awake.

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    DhiyaSachiko Feb 3, 2017

    great movie , really really great movie with amazing cast . and this movie somehow have several moral values but what's more important is that this movie relay a message about MOTHER . from the start till the end. maybe like how important they are , and who will always be on our side till the end . maybe? overall , parents are amazingly great for protecting and caring their children

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    Winter_ Feb 2, 2017 - edited

    the Yong Seok character reminds me of one of the Titanic selfish character that you will know who once you watch this film.


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  • Release Date:

    Jul 20, 2016
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 58 min.


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