Parasite

Parasite ★★★★★

“So what’s your plan?”

One of the most profound explorations of social class under capitalism and what it means to be at the bottom of the social ladder, struggling to achieve any shred of social mobility. Powerful and raw, Bong Joon-ho is a masterful filmmaker in his ability to portray such a relevant social issue alongside moments of light humor that appeal to the senses of the audience. What remains most interesting is the vastly different interpretations of the title itself. To what seems to be the majority of viewers, is an understanding that capitalism and wealth are the parasites while to the wealthy viewers of the film, the main characters, the majority of whom are poor are the parasites, leeching off of the rich family. To the people who view it the ladder way, redistribute your wealth or rot <3

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