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부산행 | Busanhaeng

Yeon Sang-ho South Korea, 2016

HKFanatic's rating of the film Train to Busan

"Busan" borrows the narrative device, if not the class commentary, of "Snowpiercer," and I ask: what's wrong with that? The concept of a motley crew of strangers forced to travel from train car to train car under constant threat is a stellar one, and "Busan" utilizes it to successfully invigorate the tired zombie genre. One again, Korea runs laps around Hollywood when it comes to slick, commercial entertainment.