Truly the superhero ur-text. There are some things later movies have done better (including Spider-Man 2), but the emotional beats are absolutely perfect.
When I saw the trailer, I thought it would flop (didn’t know who the director was, to be fair), but the early reviews were so good that I had to see it.
Holy shit. What a great horror movie. Every scene is so tense, a combination of excellent pacing and camerawork, Moss’ engrossing performance, and a fully realized premise. The film’s willingness to trap you in each moment and let it slowly unfold is its greatest strength.
This is the kind…
Buy the hype, this movie’s incredible. So engaging from beginning to end, you’ll exit the theater with that wonderful is-this-real-life feeling you get from great cinema. Make sure you don’t get so caught up in the narrative that you forget to take in the visuals— everything is impeccably framed, but it’s designed to be unobtrusive, so it’s easy to overlook. Also, Parasite is an absolute masterclass in tonal shifts. Pay attention to how you feel about what you’re watching, too, and be sure to ask yourself when it was that started changing.