Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn might be busy working on DC's upcoming The Suicide Squad, however, that doesn't mean that the filmmaker hasn't been able to make time to watch a few films this year.
Taking to social media, the director decided to share a picture of himself together with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Pom Klementieff. The two apparently went out to catch a special screening of Parasite, a critically-acclaimed South Korean satirical black comedy thriller by Bong Joon-ho which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. In his post, Gunn names Parasite as his new favorite movie of the year – which doesn't sound that surprising given how complex and entertaining the film was.
"Thanks to Bong Joon-ho and his team for the special screening of #Parasite (@parasitemovie). Bong Joon-ho is one of the filmmakers I admire the most - Mother is perhaps my favorite film of the millennium so far, The Host is right up there with it, and now Parasite is definitely my favorite film of 2019. Sad and hilarious and horrifying and beautiful - sometimes within a single 24 frames of film. Everyone we watched it with loved it, especially me and @pom.klementieff and the shadow of @jenniferlholland, pictured here. It's in theaters all over the world right now so please go see it," Gunn wrote in his post on Instagram.
Check out the post down here:
Parasite was a major critical success. It's been a while since the film's release, however, the movie still boasts a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes with critics unanimously calling the movie "an urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes."
Starring Sang Kang-ho (A Taxi Driver, Snowpiercer) Jang Hye-jin (Marine Boy, Mothers), Choi Wook-Shik (Train to Busan, Okja), Jung Ji-So (Daughter, May Queen), and Cho Yeo-Jeong (The Servant, The Target), the movie follows the story of the unemployed Ki-taek family that takes an interest in the wealthy Park family.
Parasite is currently playing in cinemas. Meanwhile, Gunn's The Suicide Squad is set for release on August 6, 2021.
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