What are you doing to make a sequel to a film about a few zombies on a practice? You may’t make one other film about zombies on a practice – too repetitive – however you’ll be able to’t make a film that does not happen on a practice – as a result of that is why folks fell in love with the unique within the first place. You could possibly transfer the setting to a ship, however all of us noticed what occurred Velocity 2. Or … you possibly can make a barely generic zombie film that the filmmakers selected to go together with peninsula, the half-episode of the extremely entertaining one Practice to Busan.
I say “semi-sequel” as a result of it’s the official title Practice to Busan Presents: Peninsulawhich for some cause implies that it’s not a sequel despite the fact that it shares the identical director (Sang-ho Yeon) and is about in the identical world.
As intense as Practice to Busan was – I’d describe it as downright relentless –peninsula is … much less intense.
Not tied to the idea that labored so properly the primary time, peninsula Soar right into a time when Korea was barricaded and let the remaining people fend for themselves in a nation filled with carnivorous creatures. It’s a good suggestion. It is only one that is been carried out earlier than, and never simply within the zombie style. peninsula Performs out like a much less convincing Escape from New York, an motion movie set in a lawless state the place colourful warlords rule and nowhere is secure. It additionally shares similarities with different movies, together with cans of Mad Max Past Thunderdome and lots of others, sufficient with that peninsula struggles to determine itself as one thing that must be seen. The unique was recent, thrilling, fast-paced and downright thrilling. peninsula merely fails to carry your consideration in the identical means.
Even in a 12 months of scarcity of high-octane movies, peninsula is a coherently made and generally visceral movie that at the least tries to face out from its predecessor. The movie has some stable motion scenes (although I did not like the varied CGI-driven automobile sequences that look extremely unrealistic and downright foolish) and a stable set of core characters. The opening run is grueling – to be sincere, the sequel would even have been higher than Busan boat– and different baggage additionally present flashes of brilliance.
All in all, peninsula is an entertaining zombie film … however nothing however as masterful or thrilling as Practice to Busan.
Score by Erik Samdahl, until in any other case acknowledged.