From IMDb: “All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.”
What I liked:
- Modern day, mainstream suspense film. Certain scenarios and film making techniques felt like textbook Hitchcock.
- Ample social commentary, mostly dealing with classicism and poverty.
- Lots of wide shots, lots of slow moving shots.
- Use of random English words seemingly for impact.
What I didn’t like:
- No one in this movie is likeable. Everyone is a jerk.
- Despite one particular twist, I thought the film was predictable and found myself calling out situations before they actually played out.
Overall: We don’t get many mainstream suspense films anymore, so it’s nice to have one now that questions the increasing gap between classes around the world.
Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production and has been published both online and in print for Los Angeles City College’s award-winning Collegian newspaper. He’s on Twitter and Instagram, and is also currently writing his first short novel.