I’m just going to start by saying this is one of the best zombie flicks I’ve seen in years. Train to Busan has just dropped on Netflix so pocket your Iron Fist binge, stop Walking your Dead, let Dory find herself…
And don’t be all whiney with your “I can’t stand subtitles” nonsense. If you can’t get past that, you don’t deserve the sheer entertainment that Train to Busan provides. Actually I’m sure, you can find an English dub somewhere if you want, I really don’t care, just watch it.
I had heard a low murmur online last year about how great this was but then kind of forgot about it. Then found out today that it was on Netflix and I set aside the new Mass Effect to make time to watch. So so glad I did.
The movie starts with a slow burn, but enjoy these moments that allow you to breath because once the train pulls out of the station it is ON.
The zombie effects are basic, which is a nice return to form against the CG fest some have become in recent years. There are some truly shining “turning” moments in here that are thanks to the badassedness of the actors.
There are a some eyebrow raising moments, but the movie mostly does good to play by it’s own rules. I know this is vague, but I want to keep this as non-spoilery as possible. Everyone should experience this with little knowledge going in. In fact I didn’t put the trailer at the end of this review like the others because 1) it shows too much and 2) seriously, the less you see the more you will enjoy it.
Train to Busan pulls off something that horror movies haven’t done for me in awhile – keep me interested. I love the genre, but like anything, they can grow stagnant. It doesn’t make them bad, but they lose that special magic that makes them stick with you. This movie has quickly shot up into my top 5 zombie favs. I will definitely be watching it again. And again. And again.