Parasite

Parasite ★★★★

After watching The Handmaiden (another widely-acclaimed South Korean film) only a few days ago, I think my expectations for Parasite were elevated to a completely unattainable level.

It's certainly a great film - masterfully shot and directed (Oscar nom' for Bong anyone?) with social commentary that is utterly on point, but I found the tonal shifts in the plot to be somewhat alienating.

Nevertheless, it's still one of the better films of 2019 so far.


Minor spoiler follows...


I would have loved to see the Min connection better utilised. When Ki-woo (Kevin) was carrying the scholar's rock into the basement, it hit me that Min may have been the son of Moon-gwang & Guen-se and that he had somehow orchestrated the whole deception to liberate his parents from their plight... How good would that have been??

Did anyone else think this?

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