The best movies bring out spirited debate. Even when a quality film wins an award — be it a Golden Globe or an Academy Award® — fans almost immediately begin to discuss if the right film won. Should 1917 have triumphed over JOKER, and was ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD really the year’s best comedy?
About the only film this year that is enjoying unparalleled success from both critics and crowds is Bong Joon-ho’s PARASITE, which also picked up a Golden Globe on January 5 in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It’s the latest award for a widely celebrated film that’s currently playing at an AMC near you.
PARASITE’s winning ways began early in 2019, when the film and its director picked up the coveted Palme d’Or trophy at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie — about an underprivileged family working their way into the upscale life of another family — opened on October 11 in the States and steadily has been luring crowds. It boasts $23 million in domestic tickets sold, but has found even more success around the globe. Currently, PARASITE has banked north of $130 million globally.
Positive reviews are helping to drive that enthusiasm. PARASITE is enjoying numbers precious few films get to experience. With 348 reviews filed to the aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, PARASITE has a 99 percent Fresh grade.
But PARASITE isn’t just a critical darling. On the same site, the movie has posted a 93 percent positive grade from Verified audience members, proving that Joon-ho’s social satire is conveying its message to the masses.
Which is impressive, because Bong Joon-ho takes some wild swings at society and culture through the actions of the characters in his movie. As PARASITE plays out, you start to wonder where your sympathies lie, and it’s interesting to note how often your allegiances will shift as the movie travels through its complicated twists and turns.
So far, PARASITE has been well-received. Want to see the movie that everyone is still talking about? Take advantage of the fact that PARASITE is returning to theatres to play on the big screen as part of its awards push. Grab tickets today.