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While it may seem like we're experiencing a bizarre form of zombie apocalypse in real life with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing us to quarantine, let's count our blessings that it's not as bad as what it mocks in the advancement of the advance of the TRAIN TO BUSAN sequel, PENINSULA. This seems like one of the most intense zombie actions we've seen in quite some time.
Director Yeon Sang-ho returns to a zombie-infested world with TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA and the teaser captures the same gripping, action-packed survival showcase as its 2016 predecessor, which instantly became a true genre classic. . In the sequel, we leave the train's confines and head to the world infested with the undead. The first film offered a tense and claustrophobic experience having most of the action on a train from Seoul to Busan when a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea. Like any good sequel, the new movie seeks to broaden that experience with the same harsh images that were highlighted in the first movie while showing an open canvas that allows horror to come out at every turn.
The sequel takes place four years after the events of the first film, and Jung-seok (Gang Dong-won), a soldier who previously escaped from the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to an undercover operation with two simple goals: recover and survive. When your team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best or worst of human nature prevails in a truly dire situation. The movie also stars Lee Jung-hyun as Min-jeong, Lee Re as Joon-i, Kwon Hae-hyo as Elder Kim, Kim Min-jae as Sergeant First Class Hwang, and Koo Kyo-hwan as Captain Seo.
A friend recommended TRAIN TO BUSAN to me and although I avoided it for a while because at the time I didn't like foreign movies, when I finally saw the movie I thought it was one of the most visceral zombie movies. I had seen and it is a fitting tribute to the work of zombie icon George A. Romero. It is definitely a movie you need to experience.
Are you ready for the sequel? TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA is expected to hit the screens later this year.