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Probing... Parasite (2019)

Never before have I had the pleasure of watching a movie with such a spectrum of humour, mystery, drama, thrill and even horror. Parasite (2019) exceeded all of my expectations, regardless of its Best Picture win at the Academy Awards, this foreign film is exceptionally original and unique and is like nothing I have ever seen before. It is especially rare to watch as a movie delves into several genres all at once, by this I mean, Parasite experiments with crossing the line between expectations of specific genres. I felt these cross-overs were particularly special to witness in the cinema, being able to absorb the reception of an audience being horrified and being equally amused by one scene. Parasite takes its audience on a journey, as a viewer I engaged with each character intently, I felt love and hatred for every character I saw on screen and that alone is a reflection of the raw talent director and screenwriter Bong Joon-ho possesses. Joon-ho has outdone himself with such a beautifully shot film, exceptional actors and an eccentric plot line. Sending a political message of social injustice mixed with a lot of social satire this movie is not just entertaining, it starts a conversation and it encourages its audience to think.

Although, this is a review and I should share a brief breakdown of the films narrative, I refuse to share too much. Having gone into the cinema with little to no knowledge of narrative or plot I wish this upon other viewers. Having no expectation of this movie only made my experience more enjoyable, I personally recommend you stay in the dark about this movie and try to know as little as possible because honestly, the narrative to this movie is one of the best I’ve ever witnessed. It was simple, yes but nonetheless enticing and unique every step of the way. As each scene unravelled a brand new potential outcome sprung to my mind, I felt as though I had no clue how this movie was going to end and that is a special experience in modern cinema.

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. That is all you need, the rest should remain a secret, as I said the plot appears simple from the outside but as soon as the layers to this movie start to peel off the more disturbing yet thrilling elements are revealed.

I am so pleased to have witnessed a historic motion picture, not only because of its strong narrative and other attributes but primarily because of the conversation it has started. Maybe now cinema will alter, we need to see more diversity in our cinemas, end of. We need more inclusion because if we don’t people do not get to see the future of film and I would have been incredibly angry if id not had the opportunity to see this masterpiece.


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