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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    John 14 hours ago
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    xcrystalstarx 1 day ago
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    KarolK 4 days ago

    Great!! And that ending almost killed me T_T 9/10

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    Kshitij 5 days ago

    Different from usual zombie-apocalypse movies. Great watch.

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    Panda 5 days ago

    Yes its worth the high ratings and praise from around the net. Brilliant and excellent quality it looks so good better than holywood zombie movies or atleast the ones ive seen.
    Excellent performance by all cast specially ma dong suk the guy is a beast

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    Melodious 22 days ago

    I do not rate a movie a 10 unless it was so good it made me cry. I rated this a 10. Enough said.

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    nynex Mar 29, 2017

    I think that was the saddest zombie thriller i've ever seen. Didn't know i'd need a box of tissues to finish it.

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    FrizzyMee Mar 26, 2017

    Selfish man!! :(

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    XaraOrt Mar 19, 2017 - edited
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    Ace Mar 18, 2017

    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 Mar 17, 2017 - edited

    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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      Melodious 22 days ago - edited
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      NHO 22 days ago

      Yes, I definitely agree with you on that idea

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    green_tokki Mar 15, 2017 - edited

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

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      Melodious 22 days ago
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      green_tokki 22 days ago - edited

      Why? and for what purpose? and where did the experiment go wrong? ..... i wish they will make a live prequel. The anime has no info either- it is just chase just like the movie.

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      Melodious 22 days ago - edited
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      green_tokki 22 days ago

      Thanks for shedding light to my questions, Melodious. =)

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      Melodious 20 days ago

      No problem! ^^

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    RayRay Mar 4, 2017

    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 Mar 2, 2017

    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 Mar 2, 2017 - 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 Mar 11, 2017

      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 Mar 12, 2017

      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 Mar 13, 2017

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

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      haitakaz Mar 13, 2017

      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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  • Release Date:

    Jul 20, 2016
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 58 min.


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