Parasite ★★★★½

Hype can be so damaging to expectation especially when you see award nominations sweeping in and the film community are praising a movie so high that surely it has to be perfect. Fortunately this time the hype is just a teaser for the expectation and as the expectation was at fever pitch as I took my seat for the movie, I let the film wash over me while I laughed, was on the edge of my seat and dropped my jaw several times at some of the stunning views. 

PARASITE is a highly original screenplay that shows off all the key elements of telling a good story and decides to mash up a few genres effortlessly. I had no idea what to expect and I feel all the better for it, I knew it had major, major praise but I could see why in every frame. It’s a film that I can see appealing to all and one I can imagine going back to on many occasion. Clever and inventive, beautiful and deep, it hits home on so many levels and is a fantastic experience all round. 

Hype is one of the reasons I love movies, despite how dangerous it can be. Hearing glowing reviews of something new gives me goosebumps. Goosebumps I wouldn’t trade for anything.

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