Korea have been churning out blockbusters for many years but this one is a true delight! Having made thousands at the korean box office and now set to make thousands on DVD / Bluray, we set out to review The Flu with high expectations ... And it did not disappoint.
"A human trafficker is infected with an unknown virus and dies in a Bundang hospital. In less than 24 hours since the death of the first patient, more similar cases are reported all over Bundang. Fatalities rise rapidly even before the government can react properly to the virus and more of its citizens are getting infected every minute. The airborne virus turns Bundang in utter chaos and as a desperate measure the government shuts the city down to prevent further outbreaks that could spread to rest of the country and the world. Citizens of Bundang are forced into quarantine zones, as some risk their lives to save those they love, while some risk others to save their own lives... "
Just like the Korean blockbuster The Host, the first hour of the film is funny and the pace is constant in taking the story and characters into the elements of the script before the carnage happens!! You cannot compare the Flu to The Host but the fact that the flu is not the central concern of the movie, just like the monster is not the main concern of the Host. The Flu is smart, intelligent and hammers home the point with enough general tension and action to still prove entertaining but lacking the 'shock' factor of some disaster films.