“‘Peninsula’: ‘Train To Busan’ Sequel Expands The Scale & Emotional Stakes Of The Zombie Franchise”

Expectations being a constant bugaboo when watching movies comprises a chunk of your livelihood, I walked into Peninsula, the sequel to Train to Busan, with no illusions whatsoever that it’d be anything like its predecessor. Bad news: It isn’t. Good news: That doesn’t matter as long as you don’t presume that Yeon Sang-ho absolutely must follow that film up with another reinvention of the zombie sub-genre. Peninsula is standardized zombie stuff with, admittedly, some dodgy CGI*, but there’s so much here that’s good, grimy fun that the routine and the FX feel like minor dings to me.

You can read my full review over at The Playlist.


*Honestly? I have no idea how good or bad the CGI actually is, because I watched this movie on a screener on my laptop, which, reader, let me tell you, my laptop has poor resolution.

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