Zombies? Again?

Yes. But this time it’s zombies done seriously and in Korean, which means the pretense **** over at Letterboxd are allowed to like it unironically.

I guess it’s better than another Zombieland or that other zombie comedy with Kylo Ren and Bill Murray; I truly forgot the name and have no desire to re-learn it.

In Peninsula, South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho returns with a follow-up to his zombies-on-a-train hit Train To Busan that dives teeth-first into the apocalypse:

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train To Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us Peninsula, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive.

When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best — or worst — of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

Let get serious for a minute: it’s a good South Korean director doing a genre movie so we can expect it to tower over the conventional Hollywood stupidity we are used to.

I’ve seen the trailer and the look of the film is fantastic. Now, It’s your turn:


It’s zombies. And raiders. And a family. We’ve seen it all.

But, if we haven’t seen it all yet, Yeon Sang-ho is the one to suck out whatever creative marrow might be left in this genre bone.

Peninsula doesn’t have a release date yet.

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