A month has passed and training is underway for a new group of young recruits. They have received their weapons, a symbol of safety and recovery. But the world they live in will be an unfamiliar one, and the real test of their survival is about to begin. To prepare them for life in the city after they return from work, the commuters will act as their mentors, teaching them about public transportation, life on foot, taxi and bus drivers, and even Teachog, a Korean automated teller machine. "At the end of the day, they're all teachers," Suh said.
The bus stop serves as a vital center of life and commerce in the city. At the center is the bus. It's been overrun by zombies and, not surprisingly, it has now become a war zone. The passengers inside are too traumatized to be of any help. And outside, the surrounding community has also been infected and run amok, turning scavengers into mass murderers. The situation is getting worse.
Train To Busan draws on key elements of Busan's history and culture to structure its plot, as well as its visual style and characterization. A zombie thriller that layers horror movie conventions on top of intense social commentary, the film is more than a zombie survival flick. The Korean title reads much like a philosophy text, and the zombies in the film embody the German philosopher Georg Simmel's (1858-1918) concept of the "ghost in modernity." Coscripted by horror master Shin Won-hoe, Train to Busan is populated with real-life characters, most notably the school bus that became a cultural icon in the aftermath of the Sewol ferry disaster. On a personal note, I enjoyed the depiction of Seoul's unique debutante balls, which play a major role in the film. The characters in Train to Busan are aware of the unusual way they fall into an everyday world, but they also enjoy having a reason to dress up. d2c66b5586