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.
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.
Great academy award winning film with tough to watch ending. Keeps you guessing along the way. It’s a modern have vs have not story that takes place in Korea but could have taken place anywhere else in the world and remained just as relevant. I have seen both the bluray and 4K version. A few differences in color grading from the Blu-ray version but otherwise well done . Recommended if on sale.
This is a fantastic movie. Korean movies have a different style than Western flicks and it's immediately apparent when watching this one. This has some intense moments with some great Korean humor with some excellent directing. It deserves all the awards it got (although movie awards are a total waste of time). All of the characters were amazing and the plot was unique and original (at least to me). The family, down on their luck, work together to con their way into a comfortable life, but things get a little bit complicated. Definitely worth picking up, especially in 4k.