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Train to Busan

   review by Bobby Blakey

Thanks to shows like The Walking Dead the zombie craze is still on the front line of horror popularity. At this point it is more about doing something new with the genre than anything else and sadly there are a ton that come out all the time that fail to offer up anything worth remembering. In 2017 Well Go USA brought one of the better films in the genre to US audiences with Train To Busan. Now an all-new entry into the franchise Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula is preparing to be unleashed so what better time to revisit the original than now.

Train to Busan follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes or so everyone hopes. The trailer for this film looked pretty generic but that is what makes the film all the better as it offers up so much more awesome fun than you might think going in. This is not the usual slow moving zombies, these undead are more aching to those with the rage virus in 28 Days Later. They are fast, crazed and ready to tear through anything in their path including each other which makes the film all the more exciting to watch. The story keeps it simple setting up all the major players on the train with the usual ones you cannot stand, the likeable ones, the budding romance and the troubled pasts. This is just the catalyst to feed the impending doom that it fixing to be unleashed on the entire train. The film does take a little while for things to get going, but once the chaos ensues this is a zombie train worth jumping on board with. They do some minor explaining, but instead of trying to make it about why it is happening they let the insanity rule and the fight for survival be the focus of the film.

There is a ton of blood soaked gore and action to keep fans pleased throughout the run of this railroad from the moment the first person turns and attacks. They do not shy away from some intense action that rivals that of the best zombie flicks out there. They are full on ripping people apart and taking a piece out of the playbook from World War Z with them piling on top of each other that takes the terror to an epic direction. What is

interesting here like a lot of these kinds of films, is that the people in the thick of it are often times more evil than the monsters doing the killing. There are numerous people here you will root to get killed and they will annoy you in the best possible way right until the end. There is some great action outside of just the zombie action including seeing trains derailed and causing unexpected action sequences.

If you are a fan of the zombie genre then you will not want to miss Train To Busan as you eagerly wait for Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula hits this year. Grab your copy of Train To Busan available now on digital, Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA. 

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