More Of The Social Commentary
One of best aspects of Train To Busan was the biting social commentary. By touching on topics such as wealth inequality, class warfare, and the haphazard nature of some circles of the financial market, these issues affecting the real world sometimes took a larger chunk out of the audiences than the zombies did with their victims in the movie. One character in particular, Yon-suk (Kim Eui-sung) is essentially the embodiment of the 1% and his actions all but doom every single person on the train throughout the movie. By playing into fears of the zombies (the economically depressed members of society) against the other passengers in the first-class cabin, Yon-suk continually plays the villain at every turn. Hopefully we see more of that same commentary in Peninsula, as the film’s director, Yeon Sang-ho, continues to build the world around his zombie outbreak.