THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016)

It finally arrived today - my all regions DVD of the Korean zombie horror thriller Train to Busan (2016) and MAN was this worth the wait!! The plot: fund manager Seok-wu (Gong Yoo) takes his young daughter Su-an (Kim Su-an) on the KTX high-speed train to Busan to visit his ex-wife. The last person to get on the train seems quite ill, with bulging veins and tons of distress. Seems there has been some sort of a chemical leak at a factory and before you can say "they're coming ...to get you, Barbara," she transforms into a snarling, rapidly moving zombie who quickly infects a conductor...and they infect two more and then THEY infect two more (and so on and so on and so on) and suddenly everyone still human is running for their lives towards the front of the train. Other cities the train passes through are overrun (as they find out the hard way when they make one stop at a city where the military has supposedly contained the outbreak) and the only city that is seemingly safe is Busan. This is destined to be a classic - the zombies move like a combination of the creatures in 28 Days Later and World War Z. As much action as there is in this, there actually is character development and social commentary, some of it surprisingly effective. You'll spend most of this film on the edge of your seat. You'll also care very much about the band of survivors on the train and what happens to them. Wait til you see what happens when a whole lotta zombies lean on plate glass windows - marvelous effect. Tremendous film overall that tries to be more than a zombie horror thriller - and it succeeds. Yes, gory but highly recommended. You may even tear up a couple of times during Train to Busan. Who knew? #169 of 2016.

TLA one-word review: WOW!