A city is infected by a mysterious virus, which causes the city to spiral out of control. Joon-Woo (Yoo Ah-In) and Yoo-Bin (Park Shin-Hye) struggle to survive in an isolated apartment complex from those infected with the virus. Everything including internet, phone, and electricity has been disconnected around the apartment.
First, never compare this film to Train to Busan or Kingdom and never gets your hope high. I’m saying this not to disappoint you, but just serving you mainly to focus on the storyline so you can appreciate the movie. #Alive’s focal point of the story is more on the isolation, desperation, and mental health of the protagonist that comes with a zombie apocalypse, and though there was no enough zombie-human chasing for the first thirty minutes of the show, I was glad that they came out of their apartment to find their way to survive in the outside world.
As expected from Yoo Ah In and Park Shin Hye, acting is top notch. No wasted effort when doing their characters alive, not only, but also their chemistry is palpable. I like the special effects and the zombies themselves looked so horrifying, on top of their creepy transformation, they will send shivers in your spin.
I appreciate this film because it has some kind of metaphorical about the covid-19 (keep safe, stay at home vibe) but of course, same with our protagonist, amidst the danger waiting outside, we have no other option. There’s no time to be depressed, to be miserable because we need to stay #Alive.
I give 8/10 for this movie. It’s not a bad one. It’s just decent. It’s not super amazing but compelling enough. Nothing that really stood out in my taste as a Zombie Fan. Not so thrilling from something that I imagined, I couldn’t find the adrenaline rush and kick. Definitely zombie flick is missing.
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