Vises kun fredag 7. august 2020.
"Train to Busan går på høygir hele veien, og hviler kun i få sekunder. Det er med andre ord ingenting å si på intensiteten i denne filmen, og jaggu fikk den meg også til å gråte en skvett mot slutten." FilmMagasinet(5)
"Den som bare skal se en zombiefilm i høst, kan trygt velge denne.
Når zombiene angriper bruker filmen en slags stroboskopisk klipperytme. Tøft og bra." Aftenposten(5)
"... snarere enn å framstå som spekulativ, forsterker denne emosjonelle berg-og-dal-banen det frenetiske momentumet som gjør "Train to Busan" til en av høstens aller beste underholdningsfilmer." Dagbladet(5)
"Jeg vil ikke påstå at dette er noe banebrytende, men "Train to Busan" leverer så til de grader varene. En effektiv, kommersiell underholdningsfilm med flere scener som tangerer det aller meste vi har sett i denne sjangeren." Dagsavisen(5)
"Her er det bare å ty til klisjeene. Så derfor: Skal du se en zombiefilm i år, skal du se denne. "Train to Busan" greier på bemerkelsesverdig vis å forene passe doser zombiegørr, humor, poesi, humanisme og en enkel, men velplassert samfunnskritikk. Pakket med energi og action er filmen også intenst spennende og uforutsigbar, selv om store deler foregår på et tog. Eller nettopp derfor, gitt togets klaustrofobiske potensial. BT(5)
"Filmen er nemlig vel så bra som hva det amerikanske storfilmapparatet spyr ut i både action, grandios skrekkskildring og som popcornunderholdning. Filmen treffer hele denne pakken så bra at det er en fryd å overvære filmen fra start til slutt." Filmfront(5)
"Train to Busan" er en actionfylt zombiethriller som nærmest i sin helhet foregår på et tog eller en togstasjon. Vi følger passasjerene på toget mellom Seoul og Busan idet et zombieutbrudd starter. Dette blir selvsagt en kamp på liv og død.
- Filmen er en stor og deilig blockbuster full av energi, action og spenning. Togturen har aldri gått raskere enn denne og vi gleder oss enormt til å gi publikum denne godbiten." (Fra Ramaskriks omtale av filmen)
YES! Jeg må bare få uttrykke min glede over at filmen som blir referert til som "Årets store zombie-sensasjon!" får norsk kinodistribusjon! Sør-koreanske "Train to Busan" har allerede høstet strålende anmeldelser og kan skilte med en kritikerscore på hele 96 prosent hos nettstedet Rotten Tomatoes. Skrekkthrilleren følger en far og hans datter som blir fanget på et tog under et massivt zombie-utbrudd i Sør Korea. Toget er på vei fra hovedstaden Seoul til Busan - den siste trygge byen etter at det uidentifiserte zombie-viruset rammet Korea. Alle kan potensielt være infisert, og blant de vettskremte passasjerene ombord sprer mistanker seg som ild i tørt gress. Vil de rekke frem i tide? (Sitat fra Filmweb)
Here, finally, is the ... blockbuster for which we've all been waiting. (Sitat fra The Guardians anmeldelse)
Train to Busan is almost everything you could want a zombie movie to be! (The Telegraph)
A divorced man, Seok-woo is always caught up at work, leaving him no time to spare with his daughter Su-an. Su-an decides to take the KTX train to Busan by herself to see her mom and Seok-woo is pushed to accompany her to Busan. As the train departs, an abnormal virus spreads from a girl who is infected and people start to transform to zombies. Will Seok-woo and Su-an make it out alive? "Train to Busan" is director YEON Sang-ho's debut feature live-action film, who is loved by Cannes with his edgy animations.
TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes? or so everyone hopes.
Yeon Sang-ho's "Train to Busan? is the most purely entertaining zombie film in some time, finding echoes of George Romero's and Danny Boyle's work, but delivering something unique for an era in which kindness to others seems more essential than ever. For decades, movies about the undead have essentially been built on a foundation of fear of our fellow man-your neighbor may look and sound like you, but he wants to eat your brain-but "Train to Busan? takes that a step further by building on the idea that, even in our darkest days, we need to look out for each other, and it is those who climb over the weak to save themselves who will suffer. Social commentary aside, it's also just a wildly fun action movie, beautifully paced and constructed, with just the right amount of character and horror. In many ways, it's what "World War Z? should have been-a nightmarish vision of the end of the world, and a provocation to ask ourselves what it is that really makes us human in the first place.
Seok-woo (Gong Yoo) is a divorced workaholic. He lives with his mother and barely spends any time with his daughter Su-an (Kim Su-an). He's so distant from her that he buys her a Nintendo Wii for her birthday, ignoring that she has one already, and that he's the one who bought it for her for Children's Day. To make up for this rather-awkward moment, he agrees to give Su-an what she really wants-a trip to her mother's home in Busan, 280 miles away. It's just an hour train ride from Seoul. What could possibly go wrong? Even the set-up is a thematic beauty, as this is more than just a train ride for Seok-woo and Su-an-it's a journey into the past as a father tries to mend bridges and fix that which may be dead. It's a perfect setting for a zombie movie.
Before they even get to their early-morning train ride, Seok-woo and Su-an see a convoy of emergency vehicles headed into Seoul. When they get to the train, Sang-ho beautifully sets up his cast of characters, giving us beats with the conductors, a pair of elderly sisters, a husband and his pregnant wife, an obnoxious businessman (a vision of Seok-woo in a couple decades), and even a baseball team. A woman who's clearly not well gets on the train just before it departs, and just as something else disturbing but generally unseen is happening in the station above the platform. Before you know it, the woman is taking out the jugular of a conductor, who immediately becomes a similarly mindless killing machine. These are zombies of the "28 Days Later? variety-fast, focused, and violent. They replicate like a virus, turning whole cars of the train into dead-eyed flesh-eaters in a matter of seconds. They are rabid dogs. And you thought your Metra commute was bad.
The claustrophobic tension of "Train to Busan? is amplified after a brilliantly staged sequence in a train station in which our surviving travelers learn that the entire country has gone brain-hungry. They discover that the undead can't quite figure out door handles and are mostly blind, so tunnels and lines of sight become essential. Sang-ho also keeps up his social commentary, giving us characters who want to do anything to survive, and others who will do what it takes to save others. Early in the film, Seok-woo tells his daughter, "At a time like this, only watch out for yourself,? but he learns that this isn't the advice we should live by or pass down to our children. Without spoiling anything, the survivors of "Train to Busan? are only so lucky because of the sacrifice of others. And the film is thematically stronger than your average zombie flick in the way it captures how panic can make monsters of us all, and it is our responsibility to overcome that base instinct in times of crisis.
After the near-perfect first hour of "Train to Busan,? the film slows its progress and makes a few stops that feel repetitive, but the journey recovers nicely for a memorable finale. You could call it "Train of the Living Dead? or "'Snowpiercer' with Zombies.? Whatever you call it, if it's playing in your city and you've ever been entertained by a zombie movie, it's hard to believe you wouldn't be entertained by this one.
Medvirkende: Gong Yoo, Kim Su-an, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-seok, Kim Eui-Sung, Choi Woo-sik, An So-hee