Having won the Palme D’or de Cannes this year, Parasite is on everyone’s minds and I had to watch it. Hell, I wasn’t disappointed.
I haven’t seen a movie with so much details on every screen, while blending drama, suspense thriller and comedy. This movie should be studied in school because the storytelling is compelling and a masterwork. You will, laugh, shiver, stress with the characters.
It’s a satirical movie about the disparities between social classes, our dilemmas and moral compasses but treated in a different angle. The first scene introduces us to a low income family, the Kim’s, who find themselves become con-artists in an unwanted predicament. This is where the storytelling genius stroke comes in, not one scene was unnecessary, the plot ties the dots and the characters altogether, making the viewers have the perfect focal point on their development.
One of my favourite scenes from the movie is when Bong-Joon Ho’ s skillfully insert the Mission Impossible suspenseful operation vibe and style in his cinematography when the family started to elaborate their first plans. The chain of reaction and consequences was entertaining, witty and with enough humour to make us laugh here and there transforming a serious plan into a comedy real fast. Overall, I highly recommend this movie.
Did you watch it? How did you find the movie?