Most of the lifts here are from Bong Joonho. The idea of a train with an ‘elite’ cloistered in First Class has an obvious debt to Snowpiercer, and the stuff about brutal military enforcement of infection-containment measures derives from The Host. But as we’ve noted, Yeon does know how to run with second-hand ideas. His fast-moving, acrobatic zombies (yes, he’s seen World War Z) make possible a couple of really knockout images during the climactic scenes in East Daegu shunting yard.
October 07, 2016