First Glance: “Peninsula”


Or more accurately titled “Train to Busan presents: Peninsula”. This is the sequel to the stellar South Korean zombie movie “Train to Busan”. That 2016 survival-horror romp was a tension-soaked, edge-of-your-seat experience full of good characters and laced with some pretty thoughtful social commentary. And it’s action sequences still stand out to me.

Now director Yeon Sang-ho returns with “Peninsula”. The idea is that four years after the zombie apocalypse Korea is essentially a wasteland. At least that’s what a group of soldiers on a retrieval mission think until they discover a groups of survivors. With zombie swarms all around, will we see the best or worst of humanity in the face of desperation and survival? The new trailer shows a much bigger scope and even crazier action. Sign me up.

“Peninsula” is set to release later this year although a US date hasn’t been nailed down just yet. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

20 thoughts on “First Glance: “Peninsula”

    • I’m not sure but if it is you should absolutely see it. I found it to be better than your run-of-the-mill zombie flick. In fact, it made my Top 10 that year. A big part of what made it good was the characters. I’m hoping the sequel remembers that.

  1. So, now we are in the ‘Train-to-Busan-iverse.” Nice! I can’t like though, this has me really excited. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

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