I will try my best to make this spoiler-free, but just in case:
10 Things I Learned From The Korean Zombie Movie ‘Train To Busan’:
1. A zombie apocalypse won’t stop people from taking video footage and uploading it to social media before they die/become zombies themselves. Expect Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat posts with hashtag #zombies #brainssss and the like.
2. A zombie apocalypse won’s stop Koreans from searching it on Daum/Naver and complaining about it on internet bulletin boards.
3. Koreans never watch zombie movies (because apparently, Train to Busan is the first ever Korean zombie movie), so they don’t know what the heck to do in the event that a zombie apocalypse happens.
4. Helicopters and trains can work in Korea even if they’re not manned by a pilot/driver.
5. Korean zombies can see and hear, but cannot smell. Therefore, even if you’re reeking of kimchi and/or soju, you’re good as long as you hide yourself and be very, very quiet.
6. As in all Korean dramas, Koreans can outrun moving vehicles. Including KoRail trains.
7. It doesn’t matter if they’re human or a zombie: an asshole is an asshole, no matter what state they’re in.
8. It is possible to hate on a child and wish she becomes zombie chow. (Sorry. I tried not to hate. I couldn’t stop myself.)
9. Always carry a coat or jacket. It might become handy in case zombies come-a-crashin’.
10. Learn a hula song. Who knows, Pearly Shells may end up saving your life.
Random comments, in bullets:
1. Gong Yoo never seems to get old.
2. Out of all the zombie movies I’ve seen, this movie has got to have the coolest zombie swarm scenes, ever.
3. If you’re into zombie films for the gore, you might be disappointed. But since I’m perfectly fine not being grossed out, I’m ok with it.
4. I won’t tell you exactly how it ends. But prepare to be heartbroken.