Are you ready? I mean, after everything else that’s happened this year, I’d think we’d all just assume its the next logical step? (Unless you’re in the Sharknado camp.)
I am, of course, talking about the upcoming movie still cleverly titled: Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula.
The movie, we’ve been waiting many a year for, is set to “premier” in July. Premier being in the typed out version of air quotes (otherwise known as quotes) as I’m wondering, are there even movie theaters open? Are we ready to go to one if we were? I heard that drive-ins were on the rise, who else thinks this would be an AMAZING movie to see in a drive-in?
I wonder if there are any drive-ins here in Colorado?
Anyway, we got another trailer which I have, of course, watched twice:
I didn’t know much about the plot except it takes place four years after Train To Busan ended. After watching this trailer I think I sussed it out:
World has gone to shit. These guys arrange for a smuggler to get them out of Korea but he’ll only do it for massive amounts of money. They have to do some sort of heist in the heart of the infection area, on their journey they pass through all the dregs of this new society, meeting up with people who will help theimm along their journey, fighting forward knowing if they get out of here with the money they can get out of Korea and start newer, safer lives.
End scene, clap self on back awesome movie. I can get behind this. Humanity, society at its worst, a goal we can all get behind.
Not so fast, friend! Turns out, I was very wrong:
Peninsula takes place four years after the zombie outbreak in Train to Busan. The Korean peninsula is devastated and Jung Seok, a former soldier who has managed to escape overseas, is given a mission to go back and unexpectedly meets survivors.
Dude. You got out and you’re going back in? For money? Hrm. There goes our reason to really root for you. You made your bed, so on and so forth. Yeah, I’m sure we’re still missing out on part of the story here. There has got to be a big motivator we’re missing. It can’t just be money or else there is no reason for the watcher to be there. You have to make the watcher care. So it can’t just be money. (Please don’t just be money.)
I’m really looking forward to this movie. Now we just have to figure out how its going to play! They’ve been making movies directly available on streaming, think they’d do something like that for Penninsula? In which case, Zombie Watch Party, I’ll bring the Twizzlers and the scary movie blanket.