Nate Miskimens’s review published on Letterboxd:
Another instant classic.
I was finally able to see Parasite and it is a very different type of film. It’s a very unique movie with a unique narrative that has you laughing at one point, and has you stuck to the edge of your seat FREAKING OUT the next.
I went into this movie not really expecting or knowing anything, all I was expecting was a good movie cause I had only heard good things. So I walked into the movie knowing pretty much nothing about it and I’m so glad I did because it took me for quite the ride.
First of all, I love that everything about this movie is absolutely unique. I’ve never seen anything like this before. It is so cleverly crafted together. The movie essentially starts off as a lighthearted comedy, but takes a crazy dark twist that comes as a huge but welcome surprise, the story completely changes course because of the twist and becomes a very intense, heart-pounding, and exciting thriller.
The direction and writing by Bong Joon Ho couldn’t have been any better. He creates a unique, unpredictable, and very enjoyable story. Every shot of the film is shot beautifully, and is backed up by a great cast, and a great musical score. And the last act of the movie is just... it’s just crazy, and it pulls it all together creating a hauntingly thought provoking metaphor that’ll leave you thinking about everything you just watched for hours and will leave you saying “I need to see that again.”
Consensus: Parasite is a cleverly crafted film that takes you for a wild ride as it starts off lighthearted and funny but soon becomes a dark and exciting thriller that chills you to the bone. This movie is unique, intense, and thought provoking in a way you’ve never seen before.