Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Popcorn & a Show ~ Train to Busan



Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. ~ Alfred Hitchcock




I'm all about drama. Give me drama any day over comedy. And when that drama is mixed with zombies, well, I've got to watch it!

Zombies aren't for everyone but I have always been a bit fond of the genre. I like monsters that you can see and annihilate. I've had too many real monsters in my life that I could do nothing about.

I wasn't expecting very much from this particular movie but I was very pleasantly surprised! I REALLY really liked it. It is a foreign film ~ Korean with English subtitles. The scenery was beautiful. The writing was excellent ~ I either loved certain characters or hated them. There were no dull moments in this movie. And the zombies were intense. In some movies or shows, the zombies are slow but not in this film. No siree! They were fast and scary (not so much for me as I have become desensitized by now!) and hungry!

Train to Busan is a movie that will not disappoint!
While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. (click on the link to see a trailer for this movie)

The movie also had its really amusing moments. I took a few screenshots for examples. So people are on the train from Seoul to Busan and they learn about the chaos on the television screens on the train. The train is some kind of express/bullet train with all the newest technology. The passengers don't know what is really going on. They just see riots and police/military response. Two older women (sisters) react:



I thought this was hilarious! Maybe it's just me?

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching and reviewing a foreign film each month this 2017.  South Korea has a special place in my heart.  I have two different friends that live there.  They were each my students when I tutored them (English as a Second Language) at the library in Northern New Jersey.

Do you enjoy foreign films?

6 comments:

  1. You know, Gina, I don't think I've ever seen a foreign film. I guess I've lived a sheltered life. :)

    Hope you woke up refreshed this morning after all you did yesterday.

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    1. Thank you, Dianna. I woke up still tired but as the day progressed, I felt better. You should try a foreign film. They really are very interesting. I love seeing the different cultures etc.

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  2. Hi Gina!

    EEEEKKKKK!!! I love scary, but just can't get into zombies - although my kids love them! The popcorn sounds good! There are a few foreign films that I have loved, even though I don't like to read sub-titles, they were worth it.

    Enjoy!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Boo Barb! I didn't think that I would like reading the subtitles but I pleasantly surprised myself. My vocabulary is improving! :-)

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  3. I am not really into movies I have to read because I can't watch and read at the same time, so either I miss what they are saying or I am just reading and not able to see anything

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    1. Connie, it definitely is a juggling act. (that's why I only watch one or two a month!) ♥

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