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‘Train to Busan’ sequel derails from beginning as zombies take a backseat to military troop gone awry

An artist’s rendering of Gang Dong-won, who stars as Jeong-seok, an ex-South Korean soldier. The protagonist fights for his life to escape from zombies and a rogue military unit established nearby Incheon Port in “Peninsula,” the long-awaited sequel to 2016’s South Korean-made “Train to Busan.”

Alice Lee

September 12, 2020

Earning $98.5 million worldwide, South Korea’s “Train to Busan” returns four years after its initial release with a long-awaited yet disappointing sequel that features a cliche good guys vs. bad guys plot and unnecessary elements. When director and screenwriter Yeon Sang-ho (“Psychokinesis”...

Netflix’s gory, violent ‘The Decline’ best for those with a strong stomach

Locked and loaded, the survivalist trainees led by Alain (left) get ready for their next training exercise in Netflix's

Sydnee Tallant

May 6, 2020

A few weeks into California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order to flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve, Netflix released a Quebec-produced film aptly titled, “The Decline.” One can easily fill in the blanks after these two words:  “The Decline … of motivation to do school work.”...

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