Parasite (2019) SPOILERS INEVITABLE

Corpsey

call me big papa
I didn't catch this at the cinema but I got the BluRay in the post yesterday and watched it last night. Parasite lived up to the hype. Along with being thrilling, shocking, funny, tragic and beautifully shot, etc., it stuck around in my brain after the credits rolled.

I kept thinking about the symbolism that I'd missed first-time around (the basement dwelling family being fumigated like cockroaches), the moral ambiguities it sets up (the parasitic family are sort of evil, but also sort of heroic; the rich family are smug and privileged, but also in a way 'innocent'), and so on.

About a month ago I watched The Host, which I also absolutely loved, as much if not even more than Parasite.
 

catalog

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I saw it, didnt think much tbh, it was ok, but i sort of drifted off when the twists and turns after the couple under the stairs got too much. I find that hyper real style a bit too much for me. Cant say im in a rush to see another. Soz!
 

catalog

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over the top? Like it's heightened, in terms of how they are living in the beginning, how unlikely it all is? The madness especially with the people under the stairs. I couldn't suspend my disbelief enough to get carried away, cos I got caught up thinking 'that's not gonna happen'. Also the style of it, the cinematography, it was very shiny, metallic and coarse to me
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Oh I see.

Yeah, it's certainly not a grounded, realistic film. I kind of loved that, though, it was very tongue in cheek about itself, too.

What's interesting for me, as someone for whom the film worked, is how despite that lack of realism it was quite poignant and moving, and made me think about the "real" world afterwards.
 
Brilliant. I think I spoke about it on the film thread with you. I don’t like thrillers, horrors too much, they mostly don't thrill or horrify. Expectations (i’ve been over this) but this director balances humour and the quotidian with fear and violence in a really unsettling way. The pacing is very well done, could almost say the first two thirds are a different genre to the last
 
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