Train to Busan 2 (2020)

Train to Busan 2 (aka Peninsula)
Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Writer: Sang-ho Yeon, Ryu Yong-jae
Sequel to: Train to Busan (kinda)
Cast: Dong-won Gang, Jung-hyun Lee, Re Lee, Hae-hyo Kwon, Min-Jae Kim, Kyo-hwan Koo, Do-yoon Kim, Ye-Won Lee
Seen on: 9.10.2020

4 years ago, Jung-seok (Dong-won Gang) lost most of his family in the zombie virus outbreak when he tried to use his military connections to get them out of the country. All that is left is his rather useless brother-in-law Chul-min (Do-yoon Kim). Four years later, Jung-seok is out of the army and Chul-min has a knack for getting them both in trouble. His most recent escapades put him in the crosshairs of a group of gangsters who pressure Chul-min and Jung-seok to return to South Korea to get something from the zombie-infested wasteland it became. But things don’t go the way anybody had planned and Jung-seok has to find a way to get out of South Korea again.

I was very excited to get a sequel to Train to Busan, but really the only thing that Peninsula shares with it is that it is set in the same world as Train to Busan. Unfortuntately it can’t keep up with the high standard Train to Busan set and was ultimately a disappointment.

The film poster showing a landscape filled with car wrecks, a zombie herd in the distance, and a lone gunman in front of them.
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Geomeun sajedeul [The Priests] (2015)

Geomeun sajedeul
Director: Jae-hyun Jang
Writer: Jae-hyun Jang
Cast: Yun-seok Kim, Dong-won Gang, Byeong-ok Kim, Eui-sung Kim, Ho-jae Lee, So-dam Park, Jo Soo-Hyang
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 1.10.2016
[Review by cornholio.]

Young-shin (So-dam Park) was hit by a car in a hit-and-run accident. But maybe that’s not the only thing that’s wrong with her – she seems to be possessed by a demon. So Father Kim (Yun-seok Kim) and Deacon Choi (Dong-won Gang) start to investigate her case to see if its a human or a supernatural issue. But Choi is also supposed to keep an eye on Kim who has drawn suspicion in the church. And Choi does have his own demons to battle as well.

While I liked the idea of a Korean catholic exorcism film, I can’t say that The Priests managed to convince me. There was simply too much that didn’t work for me (and the program that showed it at around 3am didn’t do it any favors, either).

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