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Sunday, 18 September 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: TRAIN TO BUSAN

Sunday, September 18, 2016 Posted by Kevan Lee , , No comments


Korean blockbuster starring the likes of couple famous actors that was quite widely advertised and manage to rake in RM48M in the first weekend of its opening and on top of that manage to garner lots of social media review as being a different zombie story altogether with a mix of action and some K-drama elements. I was somewhat skeptical on this aspect but then decides to just succumb to the hype and all I can say that I was blown away. I will easily rate it a 7 out of 10 and below I will list what I love about this movie

THE GOOD

Production value. I have seen a much bigger movie with much bigger production value but nothing as of this well done with such a small budget. I think at one point I underestimated the production value simply because it's not Hollywood and I was so wrong. Although the whole movie focuses mainly on the train but it was such well planned and the different scenes that showed up proved the same too. Other than that, the actors individually played a very good role on invoking the true nature of humans under crisis. The main cast played a good role of giving us hope in humanity while the supporting cast making us hate humanity all over again. This balance makes not a single moment in the movie feels draggy as there is always drama between the two groups and we are always curious to know what happen. Aside from that, a little bit of K-drama influence does not seem to slow the pace of the movie down as it was full of action from the start right to the end of the movie. You are sure to be sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the zombies to appear suddenly.

THE BAD 

The virus outbreak does not seem to have a history of how did it happen all we know it originated from a certain chemical company. Unfortunately for this, I prefer something with a backstory take for example Resident Evil (although the movie is absolute shit) at least they have a proper explanation on how did the virus came to form. There is also some pretty questionable moment in the movie where it seems like the zombies ran slower than they should among the other times. Aside from that, the ending was somewhat quite expected but still I felt the show was having such a good pacing on their storyline and to end it like that feels like a little shorthanded suddenly, it might not be the bad but I was somewhat left hanging there wanting an in-depth explanation. 

CONCLUSION

I think by the time this review is out, most of the people have already watched it. For those who have not, maybe you should buy the ticket to ride on this. You might be skeptical since this is a Korean movie, not a Hollywood blockbuster but give it a try and you will not be disappointed. 



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