Really? Not even a south korean zombie-apocalypse themed animation escapes the rape/violence cliché? Guy's in the end of the world, could live in any mansion (isn't that what he wanted?) and chooses to spend the whole time chasing a girl he pimped to get his money back?? Also, could the characters be dumber? This is kind of a workshop on how to turn a film that could've been something fantastic into absolute crap.
Yeon Sang-ho's prequel to the masterful live action 'Train to Busan' gives an animated take on his zombie reinvention. Being a Yeon Sang-ho film however means the director has more intentions than to scare. The film can also be read as an attack on social inequalities that find fodder first in the attitude towards the homeless and then to the expendable nature of the general public. Once it gets going its relentless
Total masterpiece. Zombie or not, this indie animation film is a biting observation of the social issues that has been plaguing South Korea, and the big capital in particular.
I really enjoy the fact that Yeon Sang-Ho doesn't indulge in any happy ending or candy coating to get his message through.
Yeong Sang-Ho's seems to be communicating a not unwelcomingly pessimistically misanthropic view of society and humanity in his films. This takes on a bleaker story than Train to Busan - with a tone that he should definitely explore in his live action films. The animation wasn't the best, but it's worth staying for the grim vibes.