Movie Review: Train to Busan

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5700672/

Score: 7/10

This year, Parasite, a Korean movie, won best picture at the Academy Awards. This has predictably invoked greater interest in Korean cinema in the United States. When asking Korean film aficionados what’s another good Korean movie, Train to Busan almost always gets a mention (along with Old Boy, but there some nasty crap going on in there). Train of Busan is a an average zombie movie except that it also combines elements of a bottle episode in that it mostly takes place in a single place: a train.

Train to Busan is about a zombie outbreak in South Korea. A kid and her dad take a train to see the mom when all hell breaks loose. Now, the two and the rest of the passengers must find a way to survive this nightmare of a train ride.

The movie is all right. It can be divided up into a number of set pieces. All of it was entertaining but pretty standard for the zombie movie genre.

Overall, a good zombie flick, but nothing to write home about.

Video Game Review: Dead Island GOTY Edition

Details: The original game was released in 2011. This edition was released in 2012. Purchased for around six dollars from Steam for the PC. Played for about two hours. The official site is https://deadisland.deepsilver.com/us/dide_us.html

Score: 2/10

If only the actual game was as good as its debut trailer. Dead Island has the unique distinction of being one of the few games I’ve quit because it gives me motion sickness. I’ve played a lot of first person shooters, but the jankyness and unusual design of the movement made this game unplayable. Save your money. Don’t buy this game.

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