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.
Joon-ho films have been hitting the high notes since his debut, and Parasite is a true culmination of his many talents. Somehow overlooked by the Hollywood system, the director finally gets the praise he deserves with this film. It’s got tones of a classic horror-thriller, though there’s very little elements of horror on the surface - the film instead comes off like a taut family drama with some thrills to add a bit of twist. All while something discomforting is boiling beneath, only to reach a releasing point that hits hard and effectively. The story is largely humorous, the dark kind, and endearing, as each character is perfectly cast and acted. Throughout the entire runtime, the film never feels lazy, nor does it bore or drag. Like most of Joon-ho’s films, he knows how to maintain a tight pacing, keeping the viewer fully immersed and involved. Highly recommended to any film fan, from any walk of life - this is the kind of movie meant to entertain, as well as it’ll stand for a long time as a great piece of cinema and art. Absolutely beautiful.
"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.
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.
Who is rich? Who is poor? Why are some so and others not? In writer/director Joon-ho's Parasite the Kim family live in what is referred to as a "semi-basement" home in Korea. The house is essentially half above and half below ground and is a common fixture of poorer neighborhoods in the region; this space above ground representing the slight amount of hope left in the residents that they have not yet succumbed to the lowest possible level. This is not to be dismissed as a decision based purely in realism as Parasite is the type of film that builds upon its details and attaches great significance to every aspect of its execution. This slight amount of hope afforded the Kim family is manifested through opportunities gained through deceit that then become an invasion or infiltration into not only another family, but another class of family.
Parasite's calculated blend of drama, comedy, satire and unbelievable tension give way to scenarios in which the rich and poor see the same circumstances with vastly different perspectives; one recognizing what is being done to them as a con or crime while the other viewing it simply as a means to an end...survival, in other words. The director ultimately alludes to the fact that the poor-no matter the lengths of their tactics or the subtleties of their actions-still find themselves figuratively buried if not literally, by the world and by the ramifications of their actions.
Parasite is a weird but good Korean movie. South Korea has been releasing edgy movies that have plots that have never been seen before. While they do not have the special effects of Hollywood movies, the storylines have been excellent.
It is about a family living in poverty in a basement apartment (which is quite common in Korea). Basement apartments are often flooded and have plumbing issues (that's why the toilets are a few feet above the floor to prevent backflow).
The son gets a job tutoring a girl from a rich family. he schemes to get all the servants and chauffeur fired in order to get his family hired by the rich family who are not aware all of them are related.
Complications arise when the father of the rich family feels something is amiss with the servants. But the biggest issue is that the home houses a hidden secret that can upset all of their plans.
Fantastic movie. Easy to see why it won Best Picture. All the young pups watch movies in English with closed caption on anyway now (which I don't but, all my 20 somethings do) so, get with the program and read up butter cup. The acting is MORE THAN worth the subtitles. Also, the Blu Ray transfer is great, both sound and vision. Very little extras but, for the most part I could care less about that, that will come. If you're a super fan of the film the 4K might be worth a rebuy but, this is a super transfer that looked great on my Sony OLED. The whole family was immersed and all came out with big thumbs up. A great movie to watch trapped in your house like we all currently are!
A:AnswerThe digital copy comes in the form of a code on a slip of paper inside the blu-ray case. The code lets you redeem the movie using your choice of the "movies anywhere" app as well as Vudu, and others that you might use.