Train to Busan

Train to Busan is a South Korean film directed by Yeon Sang-ho and released in 2016. It is far cleverer than standard, Western zombie movies. Apart from Asian zombies being rather more fleet of foot that their American cousins, the film explores the effects of catastrophe on human character. The train to Busan departs its platform just when most of the population is degenerating into violent, senseless morons; I’ve experienced Leeds station on a Saturday night and know what I’m talking about. The various characters to whom we are introduced are naturally affected by the horrors and violence which the zombies offer. The script exposes one particularly respectable, besuited businessman as a selfish, obnoxious parasite, while the equally successful entrepreneur and absentee father, Seok-woo, becomes the loving papa and generous hero he never had been before. This is no sugary Hollywood tear-jerker in which the principal family all reunite at the end in cheerful embrace. It does, however, offer us an interesting commentary on human character. 

Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich -Proverbs 28:6 

I’m no star in a South Korean film about a train journey through zombie territory, but I am busy featuring in my own testimony. The trials and obstructions of this life will reveal my true character and the evidence of God’s Spirit in my heart. Will I be exposed as a polite hypocrite, or a trophy of divine grace? 

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ

Philippians 1:6