Just an all-around great movie.
I was eager to see this movie for three reasons: Jang Hyuk, Soo Ae, and Lee Hee Joon. A fan of each, I knew the acting was going to be terrific. The storyline is one we’ve all heard before, but I am always impressed with how Korea can make a decent disaster movie into an outstanding one.
The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After smuggling illegal immigrants into the country, Byung-woo dies from an unknown virus. Soon after that, the same symptoms are plaguing scores of residents in Bundang. People are helpless against the airborne disease and the number of infected increases quickly, spreading chaos. As the worst-case scenario precaution, the city of half a million people, just 19 kilometers from Seoul, is about to be sealed off. The government orders a complete shutdown. Meanwhile, infectious disease specialist In-hye and rescue worker Ji-goo go into the closed city to find the blood serum of the index case, a crucial part of developing the vaccine.
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The cinematography was very good, and contributed to the emotions each of the actors portrayed throughout the movie. Even though the tone of the movie was dark, at best, the writers were able to lighten it up with sprinkles of humor, and even a dash of romance. This movie does a great job at evoking emotions, as well as keeping you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it!
I give it 4.5/5