Parasite (2019) directed by Bong Joon-ho
Disclaimer: Parasite is rated R for “language, some violence and sexual content,” according to the Motion Picture Association.
Movie overall: 4.7 / 5
Screenplay: 4.7 / 5
Acting: 4.8 / 5
Music: 4.4 / 5
I really enjoyed how the actors portrayed the characters, especially the ones playing the Kim family (the poorer family). It was cool to see how manipulative they were, and I thought they were very intelligent.
Parasite was a movie that I truly felt had everything. It deserved the recognition it got and maybe even more. The way the movie was filmed and all the angles made me, as a viewer, extremely attentive. Plot twist after plot twist with the thrilling music in the background practically forced me to keep watching at all times. I really enjoyed the plot and the acting of the cast, but I believe camerawork played a big part in the movie too (especially the scene where the intruder’s eyes appear above the stairs). I think each character was portrayed well, and I was convinced by the acting of all. I truly think this movie was historical, and I’m glad that it got recognition as a foreign film too!
As a Korean, I enjoyed the nuanced humor and commentary that Bong Joon Ho incorporated into the film. I felt that this movie found a very good balance, making it accessible to foreign viewers but not pandering to the Western audience either.
Parasite was probably one of the most impactful movies I’ve watched purely based on message, cinematography, plot points, etc. Though I usually don’t enjoy watching intense drama based movies, I have to say that Parasite was one of the most clear cut and chilling drama movies that I really enjoyed watching.
This movie was acted out SO well, and I loved everything about it! The plot was amazing, the actors were so good at their respective roles and the scenes were all set wonderfully!
This film is one of my all-time favorites. From the beginning I was immediately sucked into its at first amusing story of a poor family infiltrating a rich one for gain, and then the chaos that followed. The moment things began to change, I was transfixed in horror, suspense and wonder. The cinematography and plot of the movie were great — I really felt as though I was part of Joon-ho’s world — but most impressive of all was the emotional impact of this movie, which was immense (or else I just shouldn’t have watched it at night).
ELITE plot twists, had me laughing, crying and amazed.
Twisty and turny
No, it is so good
I adore every aspect of the movie Parasite. There are so many details that can be easily missed, even in watching the movie over repetitively. Additionally, the movie uses a lot of symbolism to convey the division between the upper and lower class (i.e. the rock, phrase stairs, sunlight, smell and even housing). One interesting thing I picked up after my third watch is the constant split in screen between the Park and Kim family. Whether it’s a split in the glass that separates them, or the background, this line represents the border which the Kim family must not cross between the role of employer and employee.
The ending was unnecessarily long.
The symbolism displayed through the movie’s cinematography was a pure masterpiece.
I loved the rain when they ran home.
I thought it was really interesting, and it really made me think. Although I did look away during the killing scene, and I felt so bad for some of their deaths.
I liked how the movie played with dynamic storytelling and suspense leading up to fast-paced action to create a thrilling and fun-to-watch, but also deep and meaningful movie.
I thought the movie was amazing, their acting was phenomenal and the music was suspenseful and thrilling. It was amazing to follow the twists and turns. It was nothing how I expected it to be, which made it such a great film. 10/10!
The movie had a really good ending, and I liked how it left you thinking about it after.
It is difficult to grasp the art of a mood. Yet, sometimes, this can make or break a film. People like a movie with a mood. Bong Joon-ho has clearly perfected his complete mastery of the craft. Parasite will not be forgotten due to its captivating presence.
In addition to the acting and directing, Parasite was unique in its numerous metaphors that expose the issues of classism.
I love how the two families slowly swap places, and the cycle renews.
I loved how the camera work was specifically done to show the contrasting homes, which emphasized different social classes.
Parasite was funny, and it was very unexpected and creative. Overall, it was well blended with the acting, screenplay and cinematography. I also liked how none of the scenes were boring. Though, I didn’t like how shallow the conversations were.
I thought it was well-done. The acting was convincing, and the plot was creative. I can understand the hype around Parasite, but I would have to watch the rest of the Best Picture nominees before concluding that it deserved the award.