Amelia Jáuregui, Staff Reporter

After high appraise and 4 Academy Awards, I was finally able to see Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-Ho, this past weekend. 

I’m not going to lie: knowing that this movie wasn’t in english scared me a little bit at first. The first movie I ever watched that wasn’t an english movie was Roma, which was in Spanish. Luckily for me, my grandparents speak Spanish, and I have taken multiple years of Spanish classes in order to gain an understanding for the language. So while I didn’t understand everything word for word, it was much easier for me to be familiar with what was being said. 

However, when it came to this movie, this one was in Korean. I am not familiar with Korean at all, so it stressed me out that I wasn’t going to be able to understand, and not have any sort of background knowledge. 

As soon as the movie started, all the worries and stress went away. There were subtitles, and I was also worried about reading and watching at the same time, however it came very easily and naturally. So if anyone is worried about subtitles and not understanding, I assure you it’s no big deal. 

Going into the movie, I really didn’t know much about what the plot was. I knew that it was an international film and that it was a thriller, but that was it. I expected Parasite to be something about an extreme disease and bugs (considering that’s what I thought Parasites were), but I figured out that Parasite was a metaphor for the main family in the movie, and how they “infested” a rich family by taking over the jobs of their original tutors, maid, and personal driver. 

Overall, this movie was extremely entertaining, and brought a perfect amount of thrills, chills, and laughs. I don’t want to spoil anything for this movie considering I suggest everyone should watch it, whether you are a casual spectator, film fanatic, or anyone in between. It is absolutely a masterpiece, and deserves every award that it received for the 92nd Oscars.