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Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 08, 2019 07:34PM
Dragged the wife to this very highly reviewed, yet strange and horrible movie. Save yourself and don't do the same.

The first clue should have been the Fandango description as a "Comedy, Drama, Suspense/Thiller" (?!). The first third of the movie showed promise, in setting up a Home Alone/Bird Cage sort of potentially-comedic-tension situation. But if this part had a Tim-Burton off-beat crazy momentum, the movie then screechingly suddenly gives way to Charles-Manson-like random progressive cruelty.

Ah, but the cinematography! And the symbolism! (So much water-flooding water! and basements, and hidden sub-basements! And The Stone!) Ooh!

Blech. All in service of a scattered, almost-pointless storyline, with...um...a healthy helping of unexpectedly gruesome graphic violence, along with a sprinkle of oddly clumsy couch-sex that will probably horrify anyone over 17.

You can read about it elsewhere - it currently has an inexplicable 99% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with gushing reviews, which makes me feel like I must be dreaming - bad dreaming. And I dunno - maybe you like awful (subtitled) movies you have to go out of your way to see. Sometimes even I do.

But not this time. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 08, 2019 07:43PM

oh sorry, I thought you said Paris-ite.
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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: November 08, 2019 08:47PM
All of my friends who've gone thought it was pretty great..so there!!
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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: November 08, 2019 08:47PM
Movies are made about different things..
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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 09, 2019 02:05AM
It's an art film, or so I hear.

These Korean directors have done some impressive work.
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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 09, 2019 02:47AM
....the director is an 'auteur'.....and the film has won many awards......some times 'artistic' film may not be for everyone.......



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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: 3d
Date: November 09, 2019 05:43AM
You're supposed to like it.
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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 09, 2019 07:25AM
......foreign films can lose stuff in translation.....for some......



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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 09, 2019 08:51AM
Steve, where do you come up with those pics?
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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 09, 2019 08:52AM
Perhaps I should have added: YMMV, but again, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 09, 2019 10:01AM
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space-time
Steve, where do you come up with those pics?

simple search of "sexy girl Eiffel Tower" on Google images
I find it's a good substitute for having talent
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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 09, 2019 10:02AM
Sounds a bit like Spaceballs. One of my cousins saw it and walked out half way. I started laughing about 10 seconds after the first ship appeared.



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Re: Bad movie review: Parasite
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 10, 2019 09:01AM
Spaceballs it’s not.
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