7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss the ‘Train to Busan’ Ride
Don’t miss this epic thrilling ride with zombies!
‘Train to Busan’ has finally arrived in Philippine theaters last September 1. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho with lead stars Gong Yoo, Kim Su-an, Jung Yu-mi and Ma Dong-seok, this South Korean zombie apocalypse film had set the record for being the first Korean film of 2016 to break the audience record of over 10 million viewers.
The trailers released prior to its official screening in Korea are good enough to make anyone want to watch it right away. The hype has also reached beyond the shores of Korea as well. The movie has been sold to be screened in other countries, including the Philippines.
Whether you are fan of Korean movies, a k-pop or k-drama lover or a plain habitual moviegoer, it’s a must-watch. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t miss the Train to Busan ride, while it is here in the Philippines or once it hits your home country.
1. It’s a complete package.
The endless cat-and-mouse game between the humans and zombies will make you scream from the top of your lungs. But you will be touched too with the father-daughter story (Gong Yoo and Kim Soo Ahn) as well as with the married couple (Ma Dong-seok and Jung Yu-mi).
2. This film will make you glued to the screen while keeping you at the edge of your seats.
Every moment counts – trust us when we say you can’t blink nor have a pee break. If you love doing Korean drama marathons, the feeling is literally the same: you will be very much immersed with the 2-hour ride.
3. First timers on zombie apocalypse-themed movies will appreciate it.
If you are a fan of Korean movies, but not into zombies, this will definitely be a good one to start with. The zombies are not so gruesome to watch and you will enjoy or rather appreciate being scared. You will not regret it.
4. Gong Yoo!
Korean drama fans all loved him as the charming Choi Han Kyul (or Arthur Choi in the Filipino dubbed version) in the hit drama ‘Coffee Prince’. A different Gong Yoo can be seen in this film; yet he still exudes that manliness and passion to be into the character he is portraying, a decade after the popular drama. He very much nailed the role of a tough fund manager turned into a loving father running from zombies and saving lives.
5. Not a fan of Korean movies with subtitles? You will hunger for more after Train to Busan.
With a cast who perfectly fit their characters, great cinematography and special effects and of course a unique concept for a zombie apocalypse thriller, individuals who are not familiar with Korean movies or hate watching with subtitles would change their mindset after watching Train to Busan. They can now appreciate how Koreans make a film: they are perfectionists.
6. The ride is very real.
The smashing zombies, suspense and the intense human emotions the movie presents will surely take you inside the train ride to Busan.
7. It’s here.
There is a strong demand outside of South Korea for the movie to be screened in their home countries. The Philippines is one of the privileged countries to have bought the rights. So catch it while it’s here!
Train to Busan is now showing in over 150 cinemas in the Philippines, and is rated R-13 by the MTRCB without cuts. The movie retained its original format in Korean, with English subtitles. Be sure to catch an intense train ride, brought to you by Red Peter Film and Next Entertainment World, locally distributed by Rafaella Films.
Watch the official trailer below.