Film Preview: Parasite (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 18, 2019) Original
(October 6, 2019) New Trailer (#2)

Release Date:

October 11, 2019


From IMDb: “All unemployed, Ki-taek’s family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.”

Poster Rating: B- (2)

Review: (#1 & #2) These designs are largely identical with a few minor elements (such as title placement, border size and some color selections). That said, it’s an interesting aesthetic and philosophical design choice that should merit more investigation once the film is seen.

Trailer Rating: B+ / B+

Review: (#1) The trailer could have done a slightly better job conveying the mystery at the heart of the film, but the end result is still mystifying and intriguing.

(#2) Like the prior trailer, this one does an expert job conveying to the audience that something odd is going on without giving anything away. This trailer makes everything look a little more familiar in terms of cinematic structure, but is no less intriguing.

Oscar Prospects:

Bong Joon-Ho has struggled to gain traction with Oscar voters. With 7 prior films, 3 of which have received significant acclaim (The Host, Mother, and Snowpiercer, he has never scored an Oscar nomination. This film, which appears to be generating significant buzz could change that; however, the film will need solid support from critics to get beyond the standard dismissiveness of the foreign language film committee.

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