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C-3PO

Omg I don't think I had ever seen so many movie genres in one single movie. And all of them work quite well!
3 years 4 months ago
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Siskoid

With Parasite, Bong Joon-ho drops the science-fiction metaphors of Okja and Snowpiercer to craft a much more subtle and layered film about inequity and class struggle. There are many surprises in this one, so even talking about its themes may prove to be a spoiler, but I'll do my best... At the start of the film, we're introduced to a poor family who very entertainingly con their way into a rich family's house because they're desperate. The wealthy Parks are, surprise, good people on the face of it, but privilege is an innocuous, oblivious evil, and the audience is presented with two kinds of "parasite" on society, the poor AND the rich, who are toxic to one another. Upper and lower class are fabulously represented through verticality and observational pathos, and the more extreme elements of the story portray how the poor are made to turn on each other because they've been sold on the dream that they too can achieve fortune. On the flip side, the rich have built unassailable fortunes on the backs of the poor, what's bad for the underclass, good for them, no matter how sympathetic they may play to "the help". Some lines cannot be crossed. Great cinematography, and memorable performances too. I especially like Cho Yeo-jeong's gullible young mom and Park So-dam as the slick grifting daughter. Best film of the year, they say. I'm not sure I can argue. It's definitely a film for our times.
3 years 1 month ago
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HyliaFischer

Bong Joon-Ho proves again that he's one of the best directors of this generation.
3 years 3 months ago
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adiragnam

Made by director Bong Joon Ho, the guy responsible for The Host, Memories of Murder and Snowpiercer.
Not his best, but still very good. There's an excellent sequence with the central family going from the highs of the success of their plan to the absolute low of returning to reality.
You get the very weird, but familiar switching of tones in the movie. That signature switch is what makes his movies feel so life-like. No matter the plot.
3 years 4 months ago
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frankqb

A fascinating tale of exploitation, familial bond, class struggle, dignity, morality and everything in between. Fantastic.

5 stars
3 years 2 months ago
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catherinefrances

Hello @Limbedautomne what are you talking about? You comment the same thing on everything else you watch? Is it a joke? I would like to know.

Anyway, Parasite was an incredible watch, so detailed! Best thing I’ve watched in a while!
3 years 7 months ago
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chunkylefunga

Loved the build up and the turns it takes but the legs start falling off in the third act.

The ending doesn't do justice to the build up, which is a shame as this could have turned into a good movie, instead of just an ok one
2 years 11 months ago
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greenhorg

Some say the ubiquitous "twin" movie phenomenon (Bugs Life vs. Antz, etc) is a product of competition among Hollywood studios, but here we have two very different countries releasing twin metaphorical class horror-comedies (Parasite and Jordan Peele's 'Us'). So chalk one up for "In the Air" theory. (See also The Raid: Redemption & Dredd)
3 years ago
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satisfythecrave

still processing but BONG HIVE THRIVES.
3 years 2 months ago
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Malteser

Superbe!
3 years 5 months ago
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boulderman

This was the final Best Picture and International film I have seen from 2020, had higher expectations having seen the writer directors work for more than 10 years. 8/10 however, spoiler free, there were some beats towards the end I would have changed
2 years 3 months ago
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armyofshadows

If someone knows a better film from 2019, please tell me.

A brilliantly layered, thoroughly entertaining critique of social class and our modern age.
2 years 12 months ago
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Groke

making the sex scene pornographic was so unnecessary
5 months 3 weeks ago
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Jornacio

this is amazing.
1 year 10 months ago
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LiterallyMe

The movie was so good it had me doing a slow clap in front of my laptop like an idiot at the end of it...

What a masterpiece! Brilliant!
Tip of the hat to mister Bong Joon-ho. All the awards in the world couldn't do it justice to him, his crew and this movie. Big compliments to the actors too, of course.
1 year 11 months ago

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