This non-stop South Korean Zombie thrill ride, which owes as much to Bong Joon-ho (director of creature-feature hit The Host) as to Gorge A Romero, Yeon Sang-ho’s breathless cinematic bullet train is tightly packed with frantic action, sharp social satire and ripe sentimental melodrama designed to reach into your rib cage and rip out your still beating heart.
Going in to the film, I thought a zombie film taking place on a train with over a two hour runtime would quickly become stale, but boy was I wrong. The film is not only faster on its feet with relentless pacing than most zombie flicks, it’s packing a full head of brains with fantastic writing that gets you to not only care for the characters, but to root for the survival of some and pray for the excruciating death of others. Incredible performances all around from the cast, making the emotional journey between unlikely strangers not only believable, but also highly entertaining. Train To Busan effortlessly breathes new life into a rotting genre that still refuses to lay down and die. An emotional gore-fest which sets the standard for modern zombie horror.