Seoul Station (2016)
Critic Reviews for Seoul Station
Although the technical quality doesn't reach the precision of Japanese animation market, it's a completely enjoyable audiovisual piece. [Full review in Spanish]
This is not a midnight- madness gore flick where death is treated flippantly. There are as many flashes of altruism as there are acts of selfishness; these courageous acts keep Hye Sun alive.
Like all the best horror films, the grisly events unfolding onscreen are merely a cypher through which the filmmaker can address prominent social issues.
The film's social advocacy and regional specificity, as well as its effective staging, make it a worthy entry into the zombie canon.
Audience Reviews for Seoul Station
Following on from when I discovered Yeon Sang-Ho's dark, compelling and hugely fascinating animated feature 'King of Pigs'. He's now turned to Zombies as a subject for his next animated feature. While a lot of South Korean Animated studios help out a lot of western countries, it's refreshing to see what a locally produced animated film will be like. There's no denying that Seoul Station has the common elements most Zombie films are most attributed to, while there's plenty of tension, suspense and action, that doesn't seem to be the main focus of the narrative, instead it places some outcast like ordinary people from South Korean society and putting them up front in the race to survive the apocalypse. The animation for one is crisp and hugely impressive to watch, it could almost compete with the biggest Japanese Anime pictures sold overseas. Although the strongest aspect of this film is the characters and the overall plotting, it's unpredictable and thought provoking. Don't expect a happy ending, cause just as much as 'King of Pigs' this film is not for the faint of heart, while the pay off of characters and plotting does pay off, don't expect a pleasant closing, that's probably a the big social commentary message this film has to offer.
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