Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Blu-ray Review (2020): ‘Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula’

Sang-ho Yeon’s new horror-thriller, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula is officially available to own. The cast stars Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun. Some sequels never live up to the hype of the original while others surpass it. Which one did Peninsula do?

Peninsula

Synopsis for Peninsula

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.

When Train to Busan first came out, I was late to the game at watching it despite everyone hyping up. When I finally did watch, I fell in love with it. That being said, I was skeptical about the sequel and how it would all play out. The first half of the film felt a bit flat for me but I was glad they did something different. I hate when there’s a sequel and it’s basically just a replay of the first. Towards the middle/end mark, it started to get really good and captivated me enough to want to watch it again.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun both delivered phenomenal, award-winning performances and they deserved more onscreen action. Watching them was an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end.

One of my friends mentioned that Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula had a variety of sub-genres all mixed together and that even though it shouldn’t work, it did. I completely agree with that. Normally I would find that messy and chaotic, but for this film, it added to its uniqueness. The cinematography and imagery are fantastic just like in the original. The same can be said for the special effects and make-up design.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

If you loved the first, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula is definitely worth a watch. The film debuts on 4K & Blu-ray today and we highly recommend checking it out.

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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