Starring: Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jeong
Director: Sang-ho Yeon
A banker whose wealthy lifestyle and workaholic nature have estranged him from those around him finds himself fighting for his life and learning to think about others when an infection breaks out on the train he is on with his young daughter.
It’s kind of Liar Liar, on a train in South Korea, with zombies.
The characters are all a bit stock, the gentle mothering type, the hero who dies to save people, the CEO who sacrifices everyone to save himself. But on the whole, the film is very entertaining. The disease spreads really fast and the way that the infected can’t see in the dark and horde like insects feels fairly original (it’s like the undead in World War Z, but improved). For me, the drama of the slow motion shots fell flat, but on the whole, the film is action packed, fun, brutal, melodramatic and quite entertaining.
See It If: you love Korean horror, zombie movies or a good action/horror. It’s a real trip.