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Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) movie review: delays due to zombies

This South Korean hit is an oozy doozy of a horror-thriller; confidently spins out its own unique — and breathless — take on familiar genre tropes. I’m “biast” (pro): always up for a good zombie movie

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Just as a high-speed intercity train is about to pull out of the station in Seoul, a young woman — moaning, in pain, bitten — hops aboard. Before long, a “violent riot” has broken out, just like the ones the news channel is reporting are erupting in cities across the country. Social media sites on the passengers’ smartphones are popping up one trending keyword: “zombie.” Train to Busan, the live-action debut of animation director Sang-ho Yeon, with a script by Joo-Suk Park, broke box-office records when it opened in South Korea last week, and with good reason. This is an oozy doozy of a horror-thriller,

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