RECOMMENDED: Parasite by Bong Joon Ho. Is it the best film of the year? Go see for yourself!
Updated: Nov 11, 2019
Parasite - is it the best film of the year? That´s the questionthe hype beast is asking. 99% positive reviews from 280+ critics on the aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. But so much praise kind of makes me mistrusting... It almost feels... god forbid... a little mainstream....
Well this is still an arthouse film. You hipsters, steampunks and other subcultures I´m not yet woke to, you can all stay, it´s still cool. And anyway, having seen it yesterday, I would like to share with you my own humble (and largely irrelevant) opinion:
This. Film. Is. Great. The critics were right! (How could we ever doubt them in such numbers?!). But in all seriousness, we could be talking about a masterpiece here. It is magical. It´s hilarious. it´s gripping. It has great characters. It´s totally unpredictable and more than a little batshit crazy yet executed to perfection. I was completely immersed. I´m going back next week to watch again.
So, go and see it! Take my word for it (and several hundred professional critics). Don´t even bother watching a trailer. Maximize your surprises. Go in cold. It´s that good. As Shia Lebouf (and Nike too) once said:
" Do it... just... do it!"