Parasite would have received 5 stars if not for the questionable violence in the last act, which slightly marred my impression of one of the main characters. I could see why this was included, but it could have been avoided, as it arguably paints the working class in a similar light to the upper class. Other than that, Parasite is a splendid and engaging movie with great pacing and nice character arcs. The music and the lighting were great too. The music nicely captured, and accentuated, the atmosphere.
It may be cheesy, and the costumes (looking at you Green Goblin) could have been improved (though the Spiderman suit looks great), but it's a fun ride! I completely understand why this movie gets some criticism. Tobey Maguire isn't the best, or most versatile, actor, but I think he does his job well enough here. The romantic relationship between him and Mary Jane, played by Kirsten Dunst, does get somewhat melodramatic at times, but these are high school students we…