Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Train to Busan is a psychological thriller/love story/adventure about the unlikely friendship and romance between an American serviceman and a South Korean girl. Sung-ho Jeon (Kwon Sang-ho) is an American GI who lives in South Korea. Because of his trauma during the war the war, he was frequently hospitalized and was without a companion. When he returns to the USA, he reconnects with Soon-hee (Kwon Suk-woo) an attractive girl from his hometown. They are in love and soon become pen friends.
The film begins in the late 1980s , after the two meet in a restaurant and he leaves her to return home. Later in the day, he shows up at her home and they enjoy an intimate candlelit dinner. Soon-hee shares his past with him and he shares his military experience with her. This strengthens their friendship. They go to a cafe later in the evening, and Soon-hee becomes drunk. She wants him to take her home.
The movie then chronicles their courtship, marriage and subsequent courtship. Sung-ho makes Soon-hee nauseous with his incessant questions about her life, background and love life. Park Myung-se, the head of the Korea Railroad, soon catches him. He also pesters her with his unwelcome thoughts about sexuality. Park arrests Sung-ho for trespassing across railroad tracks But Soon-hee’s father is determined to press charges due to the abuse of drugs and alcohol that Park inflicted on Soon-hee.
Although Park is sentenced to two years in jail however, he is permitted to serve part of his sentence inside the Geo jail, where he makes an acquaintance of another inmate named Baek-min. ใหญ่ ปล้น ฟัด Baek-min tries to run away from his criminality, but he is captured by Park and he is released after just a few years. Park becomes friends with Ah-joowho is another prisoner, as he is serving his sentence. Soon, Ah-joo finds Park attractive and decides to help him leave the prison, but soon realizes that Park is returning to his criminal ways again. Park then flees again but is captured again by Park’s ally, Hyung-joo. Park then discloses his plan to release the heads of those who were taken captive of the railroad accident to them in the Geo Jail.
Park then launches his plan to take out the heads and make them weapons against criminals. Using his newly-acquired skills, he crafts various weapons, like rocket launchers and a heavy duty chainsaw. He soon discovers that the villains also own weapons like a handgun and an assault rifle. It is possible that they have now transformed into the elusive and formidable force they were before.
Park then begins his plan to liberate the remaining prisoners by shooting laser beams from his eyes at the criminals who line up within the prison walls. The only problem is that the ray that he releases creates a large explosion that injures all of the guards as well as the prisoners in the prison. But , shortly after the new batch of prisoners is released by the prison authorities who escort them to the guards’ post. The criminals however arrive just in time to watch the group of guards being killed one by one.
Park then launches his next plan that is to shoot his foe, Kim, while he is on the move with his new weapon in hand. However, Park is unaware that the target he is targeting is actually a police officer in motion. Kim then shoots and kills a police officer , then flees. With this success, he now has full control over the railroad company. The film concludes with a group of survivors trying to figure out a way to escape from the Geo prison. Park who was left by his family and shunned, is still struggling to adjust to his new surroundings. He has decided to follow his dream of becoming a director.
This movie is based on the Korean drama “Korean Railway Tigers”, which was a huge hit worldwide. The plot is superb, the acting is superb and the special effects are superb. The film will surely be among the top anticipated movies of 2021. It has all the elements to be a huge success!