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The Flu (2013)


The FLU is a 2013 Korean disaster film that made successful runs in the Hollywood box office despite a very modest ratings of movie reviews compared with Train to Busan. The FLU is a terrifying disaster film about a flu brought about by birds and transmitted to humans. Infection will get through you respiratory system and will kill you in the next 3 days. The premise itself is disturbing as it can happen in real life. What I loved about this movie is that it is fast-paced. The plot was organized well from the beginning, transmission of the virus and the outbreak itself. It is the “Contagion” and “Outbreak” Feels of Asia. It makes me prouder as well as the production value can somehow be at par with that Hollywood. Minor improvements on CGI effects are forgivable. The chaotic scenes were well executed as well. Loved the backroom scenes of the Government and Internal relations team that made it a little bit of nationalistic and realistic as well. The mixture of drama and romance are downplayed and blended well with the suspense and thrills of the film. Watch out for a lead supporting role from a Filipino citizen in the film. (yes, he is speaking Filipino here). Overall, I was impressed with the film. Just don’t compare it with Train to Busan as this is another cup of tea. 5/5 stars.

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