Parasite ★★★★½

If I was rich, I'd be nice too.

Really not much of a surprise that Bong Joon-ho’s latest film defies being pigeon holed into a genre. It’s part dark comedy (an excellent one at that), part family drama, part thriller, hell you might even consider it a horror film at one point. It’s just what Bong Joon-ho does. No biggie.

The Kim family are a clan of unscrupulous con artists, but it’s almost impossible not to love them (if you’re not the one being scammed). Certainly helps when you have Song Kang-ho as the head of the family.

Does it delve into what it means to be a decent human being? Certain people are only decent in certain situations? It’s easier to be perceived as a good person when you have no hurdles in your life? Or is it just a fucked up movie?

Side note, I think Ki-jung (Park So-dam) might have been my favorite character. From her entire attitude when forging the documents to her first meeting with the mother was just aces.

Looking forward to watching this again.

Degrees of Separation from Last Movie:
-Parasite with Song Kang-ho
-Was in Snowpiercer with Octavia Spencer
-Was in Luce

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