Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Let's Throw Some Flair On An Old Recipe
Let's get things clear from the gate: Train to Busan does nothing especially innovative to a densely crowded zombie genre. The plot revolves around a large group of survivors fleeing an infected metro area on a train that leaves the city. In that sense, it's basically Zombies on a Train. Much of the dialogue is cliche, the characters do a lot of dumb and unrealistic stuff, and there are several groan moments of over-emo scenes that Asians love to put on the screen.
That said, it's one of the most well shot horror films in recent memory. The cinematography is top tier, highlighted by a claustrophobic feel in many of its most intense moments. The characters are well developed-if not very familiar-which contributes to the audience being invested in the ride.