The main criticisms I found are that 1. the ending made very little sense, in particular Kim Ki-taek's decision to stab Park Dong-ik, 2. that the class conscious message was tainted because our poor family is not virtuous and our rich family is not irredeemable, and 3. that the characters were poorly constructed, the rich being too naive to actually represent real rich people and the poor being too cunning given their initial seeming incompetence. The goal is to shock not to create real art. I definitely don't mind people disliking something but a lot of people just copy and paste the same flawed arguments (almost verbatim) instead of taking the time to come up with their own opinions. :::Alerta de Spoiler::: After 10 minutes I was ready to leave "Parasite" but I can count on one hand how many movies I have walked out on so I decided to stay and find out why word of mouth was being so positive about the film. Can't see what everyone is going on about. No es de sorprender que estÃ© tan sobrevalorada por la crÃtica, porque la crÃtica ha evolucionado para mal, ahora son mÃ¡s doble-moral que nunca, estigmatizan unas pelÃculas y sobrevaloran otras. The obvious news was that he, like Geun-se, tried to run a bakery shop, but it failed (also arguably due to circumstances beyond his control). The tone shift was a bit too much for me. Parasite is a movie about illusions, which is to say, it is about class and wealth. Still a poor decision, and a cruel act, but one that can be understood. I was hoping we would be blessed with 2 consecutive Oscar. His wife is currently being attacked by a madman, threatening to stab her in front of everyone. Initially I read a few of the positive reactions, but decided that it would make more sense to look at the film through the eyes of those who have watched it and did not enjoy the film. In that moment, speaking with Park Dong-ik about what is to come, he tries for the second time to relate to him. A mostly successful detour into morally complex social realism. Parasite, starring Lee Sun-kyun (left) and Cho Yeo-jeong, takes a "microscopic" look at two families — one rich, one poor. Click 'spoiler' after posting something to give it a spoiler tag! Unless of course, twist he somehow hated and resented his family and when he was asking Park if he loved his wife he was really projecting, especially when his wife kept calling him a âcockroachâ etc. Parasite Movie Review: Critics Rating: 4.5 stars, click to give your rating/review,With an insightful and searing exploration of human behavior, ‘Parasite’ is a masterfully crafted fi This review was filed from the Toronto International Film Festival on … The assertion that the poor were made out to be too smart and the rich too stupid takes liberties with the facts of the movie, again putting the cart before the horse. Check box if your review contains spoilers. [â]quirkus23 0 points1 point2 points 10 months ago (0 children). That the film does not deliver absolutes is a virtue. Movie wasn't that great. The devil is in the detail in this grotesque critique of social inequality and the psychology of money. Then the guy in the bunker shows up and I couldn't stop laughing 'cause it seemed like a super villain arriving suddenly in a very silly fashion. They are both fathers to a son and a daughter for whom they want the best. The film makes you play a guessing game of which of the two families are the most rotten. This time it's true. At last year's Cannes Film Festival, the director Alejandro González Iñárritu explained how the jury, of which he was chair, came to a unanimous decision on Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or. [â]its2ce[S] -1 points0 points1 point 10 months ago (1 child), [â]WhovianForever 9 points10 points11 points 10 months ago (0 children). Choosing to see the movie's message as a terrible one and finding in it ways to justify disliking what it said. Kim Ki-taek is a full character, and his motivation for that moment begins well before hand, based on the concept of "crossing the line". I couldn't take it seriously from that point on. Then to listen to that same employer who has effectively claimed that you are less than him by virtue of your position in society get off on the idea of his wife being some drug addicted prostitute, fantasizing about your daughter's panties. Mendelsohn will play the lead cop in the feature. Weird bad overacting, overhyped, cheesy and predictable story. For leaked info about upcoming movies, twist endings, or anything else spoileresque, please use the following method: I didn't review Parasite when it first was released. The thing that I didn't like about that was that it felt like watching a different movie after that point. A review of 'Parasite,' the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture. The people who are closest to them in station, living a hard life and struggling to survive, are looked down upon as thoroughly if not more so than they have been. Still a very good movie, but a different one to the one I was already enjoying. Parasite, maybe the best film Bong has yet made, begins as a social-realist drama about a poor family struggling to find work in modern-day Seoul. I will say everything Iâve heard and read has been very positive about the experience of watching it from friends, users and critics alike. Writing this reply, I think I figured out the main thing that I don't like about the movie, which applies to a lot of critically acclaimed movies: I wasn't entertained. I'm reminded of a time that a fast food company put out a potential budget for their full time, minimum wage employees. Whether sad or uplifting, or both, I want to leave the theatre with a new perspective on life. Parasite left me flat, in spite of trying too hard to capture me. Iâve been waiting for the hype train to slow down to watch this movie so I could try to go into it without any expectations. The second hour, plus, devolves into a repetitive, rude, ignorant, and self-absorbed malfunction of a movie and. Tahun ini, tepat 100 tahun perfilman Korea, sutradara Bong Joon-ho berikan hadiah termahal, yaitu Piala Palem Emas alias Palme D’Or Festival Cannes 2019. While that seems to be what Bong is trying to incite, the main thrust of the movie was just too boring and left me unimpressed. His son is almost in the best position, being allowed more humanity than the rest of the family by virtue of being the love interest of a teenage girl (a plot point that gave me pause due to its statutory faux-pas). Since its release, Parasite has won the Palme d’Or — the top prize — at the Cannes Film Festival, received incredibly positive reviews, and broke box-office records worldwide. **** movie let's start first you have the most hate able character and then you say rich people are bad but if they were kind then the main character will steal them and kill the innocent father with family with underage guy who **** underage girl old man lies and of e course female character for sexual reason + the movie have sex moment for no reason and it's for you if you do like the movie you will sex movie moment and this movie isn't comedy it's not at all, Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, The Freshman 15: 2020's Best Debut Albums, Best of 2018: Film Awards and Nominations, Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by. He is told that the money he is being paid means that he is not really allowed to have an opinion, or to analyze a situation. Not even joking. They are both men, they are both people, and in the moment he speaks on honest emotion, doing what you have to for love, he is put in his place. I think this is a great movie. It is basically a Korean take on the Japanese movie "shoplifters", that tries so hard for satire with exagerated characters, scenes and plot lines. Well I at least enjoyed reading it. The world is both good and bending to my will, so why try to fix something that isn't broken? Post it on /r/TrueFilm. It is part of a character arc where a downtrodden man, one who has had quite the past day, finally loses it and crosses the line. I will discuss this more later. I see the immoral actions of the Kim family to be a critique on social divide, but remember that they aren't to good guys. I've seen next to nothing saying negative about this movie, and I just can't understand why. I guess the tension in my mind about this final outcome is understanding that Kim snapped- upon reflection the way Kim stumbles and seems disoriented after he commented the stabbing makes his action more believable. In the end, they lost, because of their incompetence. Parasite (Korean: 기생충; RR: Gisaengchung) is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won.It stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, and Lee Jung-eun, and follows the members of a poor … Yes, there are man issues with the hollywood studio system, but leave Boon Joon Ho out of that conversation. More subtly, because he's a good driver and knows his way around Seoul like the back of his hand, he definitely drove a lot in his past; so he either worked as a driver or/and owned a car himself -- but he can't afford one anymore, never mind one that's new enough to have the latest hi-tech gadgetry. One minute we're watching some great tap-dancing, the next we're witnessing a mob of war-weary villagers beating an innocent woman. It's a shame most people are skipping over this. … Money buys awards now. I have heard film critics rave about this movie since the Cannes movie festival in May of 2019.I have to say I was quite disappointed by this film.I thought the first hour was slow and quite average.There was one great 10 minute scene in this I have heard film critics rave about this movie since the Cannes movie festival in May of 2019.I have to say I was quite disappointed by this film… 'King Kongâ at 15: The Horror of Peter Jacksonâs Big Budget Monster Movie, Stand By Me is such an amazing and heartfelt film, British actress Naomi Ackie to play Whitney Houston in film biopic. Other than a contrarian view, which in and of itself is good enough reason if that is your viewpoint. He reacts to Park Dong-ik's actions as though he, the employer, has crossed the line. The post will then be hidden like this. The Kim family was not some sudden criminal mastermind dynasty, they were a group who lucked into an opportunity and did everything they could to exploit it, until their inability allowed it to blow up in their faces. [â]WhovianForever 7 points8 points9 points 10 months ago (0 children). [â]its2ce[S] 7 points8 points9 points 10 months ago (0 children), [â]WhovianForever 11 points12 points13 points 10 months ago (2 children). Everyone is just a person, which is an important distinction to make. Your short attention span does not invalidate his post. Of course. [â]its2ce[S] 0 points1 point2 points 10 months ago (0 children), [â]Ghibli214 1 point2 points3 points 10 months ago (0 children). Defying any strict genre classification, the film … I was hoping we would be blessed with 2 consecutive Oscar winners - Green Book and 1917- made to simultaneously entertain and enlighten audiences. Getting past that, I felt like we were supposed to root for the poor family, but I never really wanted them to succeed in what they were doing. Also, the Park family did not get swindled very hard. But movies that revolve around politics really bore me. In the end I just didnât care what happened to anyone in the movie. Least deserving BP. Film Parasite bercerita tentang isu sosial di … There are some small stacks of books strapped together and some cardboard boxes, which look like they used to live in a bigger apartment with more space and storage. That the film points toward this is not, as far as I read it, vilifying rich people, or even wealth. I will say everything Iâve heard and read has been very positive about the experience of watching it from friends. As long as things are going smoothly and they are getting what they want, they don't ask too many questions. Overrated AF,the first half of this movies is amazing but then becomes just unfunny and predictable. He is reduced to a set of keys, and all other things are unimportant. There is a great moment where Kim Ki-taek speaks about 50 college grads applying to a single security guard job, and that points to the economic situation that breeds desperation and a willingness to do what you have to in service of getting ahead. I didnât feel like any character was particularly clever and no one had any redeeming qualities. This globally successful blockbuster proves that the entire world is hungry for a clever critique of social issues, especially surrounding the class … The scene was just that absurd. Are we to believe that in Park's business dealings, not one person has been harmed? That said, this movie sucks. [â]Jzahck 8 points9 points10 points 10 months ago (0 children). What things did you not enjoy about the latter half? Bong Joon Ho’s movie Parasite, which reached US theaters last month after its initial South Korean release in May, has been a massive hit among critics and audiences alike.After its Palme d’Or–winning première at Cannes, it sold over ten million tickets in South Korea alone, making it that country’s fourth biggest-selling film … Wealthy idiots and people who have leveraged their intelligence into money. Depois que somos apresentados ao personagem que vivia secretamente na mansÃ£o o filme no meu ponto de vista desandou de vez, a famÃlia parasita sofreu muito menos consequÃªncias que a outra que estava sendo sugada(a conclusÃ£o do filme Ã© seja um parasita, vocÃª vai sofrer menos que ricos burros? I understand the circumstances leading up to the decision for Kim to stab Park, the most convincing in my mind is the trauma of the flood and losing everything in the midst of being treated as a inhumane cog in Parkâs life while essentially being spit on (by the act of Park plugging his nose when he went to get the keys). Another poor-made korean "masterpiece" has been born into this world bringing light of the genius hand of its' makers into unwashed masses, showing true colors of reality, bringing wisdom and ..... freaking clowning. This is a sub for movie discussion and that's what OP is doing. And they are parasites. But Parasite might be his most intricate examination of the topic so far. Even though he previously showed signs of potential violence (like when he yelled at his wife) I thought heâd be more focused on his daughter, son, and wife instead of succumbing to a tunnel vision on Park, a person who he knew a very short while. Beautiful and inspiring cinematography. That's fair. They are both husbands who do what they can to love their wives. I am Asian. Vou ser honesto, atÃ© a metade do filme estava me divertindo com a tensÃ£o gerada, me parecia uma comÃ©dia estranha mas nÃ£o conseguia parar de ver. You’ve never seen a movie quite like “Parasite.” Dammit. If it's too long for you don't read it. The Host 2020 brought a year of fantastic movies to the Academy of Motion Pictures, including the film “Parasite.” “Parasite” is a foreign film and the first foreign film to win Best Picture. He spends what is left of the night in a gym with the other displaced people of the slums, trying to comfort himself and trying to make sure that his son's dreams are not shattered by encouraging him not to dream, not to plan for fear of the impending failure. Nothing really gripped me to say, "I like what I'm seeing! Didn't just tell Moon-gwang and Geun-se to keep their money and that they would be looked after? I tried to avoid it. And that is reinforced in some ways by her reaction to Moon-gwang's pleading. Based on the previews (or what little I found before the movie), I expected this to be about an actual parasite or creature as opposed to the analogy that the poor family is the parasite on the rich family. The Host and Mother are two of my all time favorite films. Ben Mendelsohn Joins Shailene Woodley In Serial Killer Thriller âMisanthropeâ - Woodley stars as a talented but troubled cop who is recruited by the FBI to help profile and track a murderer. Playing with tonal shifts is just a thing with a lot of Korean and Japanese cinema... [â]LEJ5512 1 point2 points3 points 10 months ago (1 child). Just concerned with things that make them seem naive in comparison to people who have to worry about being displaced by heavy rains and sewage floods or how much food will be on the table tonight. The insult is not one of his actions or decisions, but just his station in life. That the Kim family explicitly harms people in search of money is not to praise them, but to point of that a system where my well being is based on your suffering is a system that hurts people. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. His post was well thought out and enjoyable to read, regardless of his original inspiration in writing it. save hide report. 483. And it's hard to catch during the film, but when I looked at photos of their apartment, I saw signs that they didn't always live there. Could they have tried to check international references or do some google-fu to really vet their newest employees, yes. Not liking the movie is just fine, but I believe that it has largely received criticisms from those who strongly disliked it that are unfair to the work. Parasite is the first foreign language film to win Best Picture, and has won the first ever Oscars for South Korea, a country with a vibrant cinema culture that is having an incredible year. I guess the whole scene doesnât make much sense to me because Kim seems so beaten down I felt like heâd be more apt to to throw his hands up and tend to his family at that moment instead of stabbing Park. Beginning with the end, Kim Ki-taek's decision makes perfect sense. [â]its2ce[S] 0 points1 point2 points 10 months ago (2 children). I really want to watch it again, just to experience it. I wouldn't go that far. I see it as a finger pointed directly at the poverty we allow in society, in particular the poverty we allow for no reason other than it doesn't need to be thought about. One of the first line items was a second full time job, as though working 80 hours a week, almost half the hours you spend alive every seven days, is just to be accepted. Even this does not quite break him, and he is willing to toe the line in the throws of this sadness. Basically bad to very bad. If Parasite wins Best Picture, might as well put sticks of bubble gum in next year's envelopes. I believe that they were willing to work, willing to do whatever it took to keep food on the table and get a shot at living somewhere other than the basement where drunks pee right outside the window. TWITTER Parasite left me flat, in spite of trying too hard to capture me. Overrated movie,are the oscars about politics or about movies nowdays,i just donât know anymore. Other times, this type of film is so lacerating, so numbing in how it withholds redemption or tenderness, that the evil it illustrates seems to offer no exit. That's taking liberties with interpretation. It is part of a character arc where a downtrodden man, one who has had quite the past day, finally loses it and crosses the line. Nice write-up, very in-depth. The first thing you see in Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” a thriller of extraordinary cunning and emotional force, is an upper window in a … I was lucky enough to go into this movie blind, and as a result I had no preconceptions about the film discussing class as a premise. I will discuss this more later. In a world where for me to have, someone else has to go without, those willing to take will win. Incredibly overrated. ... Maybe for film reasons it is stretched a little, but to say that is breaks suspension of disbelief is going a bit … [â]Nysor 15 points16 points17 points 10 months ago (0 children). If viewed strictly as in the moment, where his decision is fueled only by Park Dong-ik's reaction to Geun-se's smell, it seems irrational and vindictive. Lewat film Parasite, Joon-ho berhasil memukau dunia. 30 comments. Kevin's family in Home Alone are shitty people, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind is such an excellent movie, Paddington 2 is the Dark Knight of talking animal family movies. I was loving it until the last 30 minutes but now I do appreciate the ending the way it was ! The rich family didn't seem that bad. Speaking to Parasite's Negative Reviews (SPOILER ALERT). A corporation poisons a local river to save mother rather than firing a dozen employees, and those who drink from it get sick. Typically if critics loved a movie, I'll hate that movie. Parasite won the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, which has become a yearly celebration of films that proclaim progressive, anti-American attitudes. I'm a huge fan of Joon-ho Bong's works. They tend to be unpleasant and have an obsession with being locked away both physically and emotionally from the outside world. © 2020 METACRITIC, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Just because I enjoyed the movie and speak to a few certain critiques does not mean that you have to enjoy the movie, only that I feel like certain views were unfounded given the text of the film. Critics Pick Film Review: ‘Parasite’ Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho is on excoriating form in his exceptional pitch-black tragicomedy about social inequality in … Close. Banyak review film Parasite yang menyebutkan jika jalan ceritanya sangat unik. Entonces, yo recomiendo que la vean y saquen sus conclusiones, pero hay tantos cabos sueltos en la pelÃcula, que es absurda, ademÃ¡s la pelÃcula lleva una lÃnea interesante, a la cual se le da un giro inesperado, muy bueno, pero el hilo inicial se pierde, luego comenzamos a ver un montÃ³n de cosas agregadas que tampoco es normal, muy absurdas dirÃa yo. I see the immoral actions of the Kim family to be a critique on social divide, but remember that they aren't to good guys. All went to the basement? Posted by 4 months ago. Finally, on the idea that the Kim's are too cunning and the Park's too naive, I disagree. I am Asian. Is the fact that they didn't a gamebreaking anti-rich reduction where the wealthy are presented as too vapid to have even been successful?