Parasite

Parasite ★★★★★

Parasite is an excellent blend of multiple genres and succeeds in exploring those, while creating something entirely fresh within itself.

First, this movie just looks great. The quality, the lighting, the smoothness, the framing of each shot is perfect. There's something to spot in almost each shot so much so I can't wait to go back and watch it again just to see what I missed. Everything is so perfectly placed, Bong Joon-ho really succeeds in giving you whatever feeling he wanted you to feel at that time. The writing is absolutely clever and sharp too, excellently done.

The performances from each cast member were fantastic to the point where it's very difficult to pick a stand out, or even three. They all perfectly encapsulated their characters and brought them to life. The characters are amazingly written, each of them having their own part to play in the story. Bong Joon-ho has always been excellent in giving a character a trait which sticks throughout the movie.

The themes here are layered and plentiful. Class, appropriation, cultural ignorance, masculinity and much more are present. Again, this is something that is making me want to view this again very soon to catch more of this.

Overall, I'm happy that this went above and beyond the hype that it so rightly deserves.