“Parasite” Doesn’t Disappoint

A non-spoiler review

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Elijah Sale, Contributor

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Starring: Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Song Kang Ho

Description:“Parasite” is a South Korean film written and directed by Bong Joon-ho. The movie takes place in modern times and is about the Kim family, a financially unstable family living in South Korea. The street-smart family tricks a wealthy family into hiring all four family members. The Kim family has a specific plan that does not go accordingly.

Pros: Winning a total of four Oscars this year, including Best Picture, “Parasite” did not disappoint audiences. This movie will truly have audiences on the edge of your seat throughout its 2h 24m runtime. It’s highly unexpected twists and turns will leave viewers in shock. 

Bong Joon-ho creates beautiful scenes with slow camera movement and few cuts. The movie has a very direct tone that sticks throughout the whole runtime, making audiences feel the escalating intensity. The slow climb to the shocking climax creates a satisfying ending.

Cons: Nothin’ at all

Overall Review: With its well deserved four Oscars, “Parasite” is definitely one of my favorite movies this year. Bong Joon-ho creates a growing suspense that never stops throughout the whole movie. 

The film also has one of the best soundtracks created this year. The score is very unsettling and will really put viewers in the moment. 

Cinematographer Hong Gyeong-Pyo creates beautiful scenes while also being very simple. Easily being Bong Joon-ho’s best movie yet, I would rate this movie a very solid 9.5/10. 

Fun Facts/Details: “Parasite” is the first foreign film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Bong Joon-ho went home with four Oscars including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film. 

This film is not currently available on any streaming service. It is only available for rent or buy.