Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

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  • Although a disappointing sense of familiarity threatens to derail Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, fans of the original may find it a thrilling enough ride.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It becomes really numbing and boring after a while.
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    Elizabeth KerrHollywood Reporter
    Peninsula suffers the same type of sequelitis that suggests a second entry must be more/bigger/louder than its predecessor.
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    Hanh NguyenSalon.com
    Peninsula couldn't possibly have lived up to Train to Busan... Nevertheless, even with lowered expectations, Yeon's follow-up is a disappointment, from the pointless story to the zombies, who somehow have less character development than before.
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    Shannon MillerAV Club
    [W]hile the first Train To Busan was an affecting, character-driven tale of grief and redemption, Peninsula flounders in generic spectacle.
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    Jen YamatoLos Angeles Times
    "Peninsula" squanders an otherwise potent zombie metaphor by serving up far less to chew on than its predecessors.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Alas, little of it registers as particularly new, or interesting.
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    Rene SanchezCine Sin Fronteras
    Less zombies and more action. Although Peninsula goes full throttle, it never manages to reach the emotional heights of its predecessor. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    James MudgeeasternKicks.com
    While Peninsula doesn't make a lick of sense, and lacks the high concept hook of its predecessor, it's a whacky rollercoaster that's all the more entertaining for the fact that it constantly seems to be on the verge of coming off the rails
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    Murjani RawlsDeadscreen
    The world is bigger and more desolate. Peninsula tries to give you more, but loses the best emotional pieces that made the previous movie more endearing.
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    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    It's just too perfunctory, both in mythology and characterization, to engage.
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