Several Genres Covered By One Movie.
What is the film all about?
If anyone is gonna say that Parasite 2019 (Korean: Gisaengchung) is a 10/10 movie. I will kinda bit agree, but nonetheless, I will understand and respect them regarding their decision. This movie is a gem of this year along with a few more. This movie covers its genre in such a delicate way, you won’t feel it a bit irritating or unsuitable. It will have the heist movie vibe, subtle comedy vibe, and pure intensity vibe.
Parasite movie is filled with depth and messages, which it wants you to learn about and will not forcefully shove it in your face. And thank god! It is no Nolan boi movie with plot-holes, lack of depth, uninteresting characters, and lackluster execution of scenes. And, damn yeh! Any action scene in this movie is far better crafted than Nolan boi 😈.
The reason why I am not gonna give Parasite 10/10, is purely subjective and a bit good reason, for me at least. So, this movie, and what it is trying to do is objectively perfectly done and has no logical mistake, I have to give credit to them on that. But, the issue to me personally, is about the main topic which is, the inequality and all. It is a good topic to some extent but kinda most of the time it has been used and here in this movie, it is kinda a bit more of a typical one as well, like – when Ki-woo asks Da-hye that does he fits in their league and all.
It was not bad or anything but was just emitting before he asked and a bit was too old of a convo part of movies. And the other reason is that despite a pure delight in this movie, It is not like, I was stunned or had the best experience of life. I liked it though, a lot!
Now, let’s talk about the major problem that people are having or will have regarding this movie, it is about the second half. Many people take second half a bit exaggerated or overdone to create the chaos it does, and also some problems which people think make Parasite’s realism kinda lackluster.
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The answer to the guys who are gonna take this movie fully realistic is: Stop!. This movie despite presenting Korean life with the good real vibe is more of a satire than a fully realistic Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama. These all characters are playing a part of inequality with no depth of anything else, and it is not bad, heck! Even if it is the best one-dimensional presentation in a movie among with few more.
The characters are simple and are presenting the position in which they are put in, a cocky rich husband with a lame, dumb, and beautiful housewife, and horny semi-slut daughter, and finally a wannabe Sherlock smart son, and the other family is playing the ultimate poor smarty guys. The whole film should not be taken logically but yet we have to follow the trail of the messages and connect them to find out the secret. It will help you to get the logic of this movie, which IT! IS! Implying.
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My Verdict of Parasite 2019 Movie
Overall, Parasite is a gem and a lesson for C. Nolan. He should learn from this film to present his ideas as he should. This movie is worth your penny and time, this is a Soomro G certified movie with my ball-sack stamped on it!
The World of Movies Rating 10/10
Note: Parasite (Gisaengchung) was premiered under the category of Global Cinema during the 18th Pune International Film Festival 2020.
Movie Title: Gisaengchung
English Title: Parasite
Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
Written by: Jin Won Han, Bong Joon-ho
Main Cast: Song Kang-ho as Kim Ki-taek, Lee Sun-kyun as Park Dong-ik, Cho Yeo-jeong as Choi Yeon-gyo, Choi Woo-shik as Kim Ki-woo, Park So-dam as Kim Ki-jung, Lee Jung-eun as Gook Moon-gwang, Jang Hye-jin as Chung-sook, Park Myung-hoon as Oh Geun-sae, Jung Ji-so as Park Da-hye, Jung Hyeon-jun as Park Da-song, Park Geun-rok as Yoon, Park Seo-joon as Min-hyuk
Year of Release: 2019
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country of Origin: South Korea
Languages: Korean, English
Running Time: 132 minutes
Production Company: Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment
Distributed by: CJ Entertainment, Phars Film
Image Source: Screenshots taken from the movie.
Reviewed by: Arsalan Altaf Soomro