All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
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Worthy, But Not The Masterpiece Everyone Says It Is
I liked Parasite. I didn't love it. It's a solid film, that I won't deny. However, is it worthy of four Oscars? It can be debated, that is certain. Maybe I will like it more on a second viewing. Parasite is definitely a slow burn. Will you like the pain it leaves once you feel the fire?
What makes ‘Parasite’ so satisfying is that it commits neither error. It’s an engrossing, stylish and near perfect movie, and its underlying themes go beyond merely pointing out class exploitation to challenge the logic of capital. Though he is often juggling a mosaic of characters, themes and social issues, Bong never eschews his anarchic impulses and dark humour. It’s a movie that should be seen as widely as possible, if only so that Bong Joon-ho gets more chances to make movies for modern audiences that badly need them.
- Jake Watt
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