– by Joseph Jammer Medina

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho has been on a roll ever since he made his 2006 feature The Host was released. Since then, he’s even made his mark Stateside with films like Snowpiercer and Netflix’s Okja. His films tend to deal with extreme wealth and poverty on some level, and with his latest film, Parasite, he looks to be retreading that same ground, but in a very different way.

NEON has released the first trailer for Joon Ho’s latest, and to be honest, I’m not sure what to make of it. At first, it comes across as some sort of dry, dark comedy, but quickly turns into something a bit different — though I’m still not sure what that difference means just yet.

Check out the trailer down below!

Below is the official trailer for Parasite:

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.

What do you think of the new trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.