joecamel’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm Really late to the party on this one, I know, but honestly that's just the kind of man I was. Call me a contrarian, hipster, assaholic bitch, what have you but I like to wait on watching things when they have such buzz. I don't know why I'm like this but my decidely snobbish skepticism has shielded me from being disappointed by pretty much every popular TV show of the last 10 years, unlike all of you sorry GoT and Walking Dead fans.
I don't even watch many live action shows, I'm just being a cunt. ;)
I'm keeping this brief because everyone knows what this movie is and how fantastic it is. I don't even really know what to say, everyone's already used up all the good talking points, goddammit!
This movie is a great depicition of not only wealth inequality and the stark contrasts between classes but also of how opportunism and greed can corrupt people. Watching this family subtley manipulate and betray the trust of people is disgusting. They reward cold and callous manipulation among themselves but deny people in a similar situation to theirs even the slightest consideration. It's easy to get caught up in these characters and I'm sure many of us can identify with their struggle. However it cannot be over-looked that they are not good people.
None of the characters in this movie are good. They are well-written, well-performed bad people. Despite how you feel about rich "people" it's important to note that the family who is preyed upon (or rather, leeched off of) didn't really do anything wrong. Sure the father definitely wasn't a nice person but the rest were just normal rich "people". And, you know what? FUCK EM! I was still cheering for the Kim family despite knowing what they were doing is wrong. I wish I could do it myself. In fact, ima find myself a rich family n see if they're really so naive, I'll let you guys know if they need a housekeeper. ;)
This could prove to be a personal favorite on future reviewings but for now, it's a 9/10. :) 9/10
Edit: Bong Joon Ho hits the bong soon, bro! (I thought of that and couldn't help but write it here)