Parasite (new Bong Joon Ho movie)

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Kinda surprised there's no thread for this considering the director, that it won the Palme, getting considerable buzz, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isOGD_7hNIY

Anyway, saw it last night and it absolutely floored me. It's pretty much the movie that I wanted Us to be.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 22 September 2019 19:29 (four weeks ago) link

Is it too early to discuss the ending

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 22 September 2019 19:32 (four weeks ago) link

yes

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 September 2019 19:37 (four weeks ago) link

great movie, his best since MoM

Simon H., Sunday, 22 September 2019 19:49 (four weeks ago) link

high praise indeed, can't wait to see this.

calzino, Sunday, 22 September 2019 19:52 (four weeks ago) link

Simon, how can I discuss the ending with you

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 22 September 2019 19:56 (four weeks ago) link

lol let's just wait a couple months

Simon H., Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:51 (four weeks ago) link

yeah this was awesome and best enjoyed if you didn't know anything about it beforehand imo.

no spoilers, but while I thought the whole cast were uniformly good, Park So-Dam was particularly great as Ki Jung/Jessica.

Roz, Monday, 23 September 2019 14:31 (three weeks ago) link

the sheer level of craft on display in like every second of this thing just puts so, so much other shit to shame, even if there's some stuff near the end that faltered a teensy bit for me

Simon H., Monday, 23 September 2019 14:42 (three weeks ago) link

even the "eccentric" ending that you aren't allowed to talk about wasn't enough to undo how fine this movie was. Best Bong Joon Ho since The Host.

calzino, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 07:58 (three weeks ago) link

It was actually the climax I took slight exception to; felt less inventive than the rest of the movie

Simon H., Tuesday, 24 September 2019 08:51 (three weeks ago) link

there are a few things I didn't like about the last act, but just minor quibbles really, after seeing a totally ace director back on his game after making dross like Snowpiercer and that awful tv movie, I'm not going to criticise them.

calzino, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 10:12 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Good interview/profile of Bong Joon-Ho: https://www.vulture.com/2019/10/bong-joon-ho-parasite.html

Roz, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 12:57 (one week ago) link

I totally agree with "Best Bong Joon Ho since The Host" but that's not much of a bar to rise to. This was good! It was not great.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:18 (three days ago) link

Finding out that Bong storyboards the shit out of his films and then gives the actors the storyboards as scripts explained a lot to me. He's filming comic books i think and there's nothing wrong with that. Some of those shots (the "ghost" surprising the child rising from the downstairs in particular) feel indelible for it.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:20 (three days ago) link


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