A man named Ki-taek (Kang-ho Song) and his family struggle with poverty and unemployment. Their polar opposites, the Park family, lead a life of luxury and wealth. Ki-taek's family grows more fascinated with the Parks by the day until they find themselves in the thick of an unexpected and significant incident. Director Joon-ho Bong toys with the conventions of genre in this dark comedy meets thriller.~Maggie Sadler
Fascinating cinema that highlights how emotionally detached wealthy people can be. So many profound messages as it pertains to classism. Unexpected plot twists and all. I loved, loved, loved this movie.
This is literally the first time I've ever pre-ordered a movie. I wanted to immediately buy it after watching it in theaters. Yeah its that good, its entertaining from beginning to end and has great performances from the entire cast. The movie is definitely worth a watch. My only complaint was the packaging got damaged and cracked in the corner of the case from a store pickup. I was too in a hurry to notice. Not the first time this has happened. I expect better from store pickup.
movies like this only come out once every few years! this movie is all about story, absolutely no action. the characters on this are just a little flat but theyre still engaging! each one holds their purpose and they carry it nicely throughout the movie. i saw the movie going two diffrent ways, but in the end i was wrong about both of them. and i loved more the way in which they went.
if you haven't seen this movie yet i HIGHLY recommend picking it up and watching it with the family. i cant speak of this movie enough to people, the directors past works solidified his work for me, therefor i was already looking forward into this project when he announced it in the first place
seriously check it out
I heard of Parasite and wanted to see it in theaters, but none of the movie theaters were playing it at the time. So, I waited when it came out on Blu-ray.
Parasite reminds me of Fargo in tone. It's a black comedy that dives into capitalism between a low class family and a high class family as the low class family slowly work their way to earn the high class family's trust, disguising themselves as highly class people. We've seen similar movies like this before, but not like this. The deeper meaning is there, and what makes this movie more interesting is that this movie could have taken place in any other country. The theme would still be the same thing.
The movie is subbed, and there's no dub option, but I hope that's not an issue because this is an incredible film.
What an incredible film! So glad that it got a criterion release, it definitely deserved it. Everything about this movie is great and the story is just fantastic. The only gripe I have is that the cardboard cover around the actual disc case was a little dented, but I guess that can be expected since it came from the mail. Other than that, I’m so happy I got Parasite on a criterion Blu-ray!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
It’s So Metaphorical
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
"It's all metaphorical" proclaims Ki-woo in Joon-ho's latest, "Parasite". While it certainly is meant to imply what's to come in the film is very metaphorical, it also is meant as a playful joke on those who are film critics and YouTubers who evoke that phrase over and over in their pieces. And that's essentially what we're dealing with in "Parasite", Join-ho’s playfulness in creating a tonal masterwork. He fantastically weaves the funny with thriller and social commentary until he has weaved the perfect story of 2019. It's a film for our times but also it's a great entertainment. From methodical production design, to a entrancing score, moments of unescapable tension, and performances that rival any other film this year, Joon-ho has officially stamped his name on the filmmaking map and has made the kind of film that has and should cross all borders, making Joon-ho a household name across the world.
The disc itself is the very best looking and sounding that a standard blu-ray can be. Highly recommended and one of the best blu-ray releases out there.