Movie Review: Parasyte Part 1 & 2 | Kiseijuu

Parasyte: Part 1 (2014) || Part 2 (2015)
"Kiseijuu" (original title)
For those who missed the first Parasyte movie out earlier this year.. it was AWESOME!! 

The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.

Parasyte Part 1:
One night by the seaside, tiny creatures or “Parasytes” arrive on Earth to take over human bodies and prey on mankind.
One Parasyte latches onto a regular high schooler, Shinichi, but he prevents it from taking over his mind and body completely. Instead, the Parasyte isolates only on his right arm.
Shinichi cannot reveal his terrible secret to those around him, and during this time of turmoil, he developed a friendship with the Parasyte creature which he calls “Migi” (“Righty”). Before long, they begin to encounter other Parasytes that launch savage attacks against them and put the life of his childhood friend, Satomi, in danger.
Things take a sudden turn for the worse. Shinichi’s beloved mother is killed and taken over by a Parasyte. When the creature launches an attack on him, he has no choice but to kill her.
It becomes a head-on war between two species- Parasytes and mankind. However among the Parasytes, various factions with different viewpoints develop. Shinichi’s new teacher, Ryoko Tamiya, although infected with a Parasyte, tolerates Shinichi. On the other hand, the character Goto, a composite “person” made up of a number of cooperating Parasytes is bent on human destruction. Collectively the Parasytes begin to question themselves on the purpose of their existence.

Parasyte Part 2:
The Parasytes are bent on human destruction. The parasyte baby is born. The parasytes have evolved into formidably scary forms and can attack in ways mere bullets can’t stop. What if, instead of devouring and dominating humanity, some of the parasites wanted coexistence?
The planet needs to be preserved yet it is in our nature to protect our loved ones. Amidst this conflict of values, Shinichi and Migi have no choice but to hurl themselves into the fight against the complex attack of the Parasytes. Who will emerge the winner?


Migi is adorable
Oddly, Migi, the Parasyte that attaches itself to Shinichi’s arm, is perhaps the most likeable character of the movie. His naivete and innocence transcends his non-human form and makes him the surrogate child of the movie, while his alien side gives him bizarre enough reactions and thought processes to indicate that he’s far more dangerous than he seems.
Also, his character design is just so huggable.

Sadao Abe gives character to Migi
It’s hard enough to be a voice actor for a human character, let alone an mutable alien creature. Yet Sadao Abe provides a straightforward, matter-of-fact delivery of Migi’s lines which sometimes hides emotional subtext under ostensible pragmatism. This adds to Migi’s cuteness, and also makes him an interesting character to explore in his own right.

Great action and effects
There’s plenty of violent action in the movie (hence the NC-16 rating) to satisfy fans of anime-style battles. While the CGI may not be top-notch, it’s stylistic approach melds well with the storytelling style, making it a believable and integral part of the movie. The level of violence also increases as the movie progresses, so the slightly awkward, cartoony effects of the first few scenes give way into a fearsome manifestation of alien possession.

Fast paced story
The story is paced well and new revelations or beats always present themselves at the right points. The pacing gives us enough time to process the new information from the previous scene, but not so much time that we get bored and start to drift off. Given that this is an adaptation, not a story written from whole cloth, this shows impressive usage and understanding of the film medium.
Migi (Sadao Abe) annoys Shinichi (Shota Sometani)
LetdownsWhat I like! 

Too many climaxes
The problem comes with the last one third of Act Three, where the climaxes come in quick succession. Prior storylines are wrapped up one after another neatly – perhaps a little too neatly. It feels too convenient that everyone decides its time to resolve whatever conflict they have with Shinichi – did some internal Parasyte alarm clock start ringing?

Too many cliffhangers
Right after the climaxes, the cliffhangers begin. Barely hinted at characters, mysterious circumstances, and powerful new threats appear in neat little packages before the movie closes. Also this is a very orderly, structured way to go about it, it doesn’t match the approach and pacing of the rest of the movie.
A Parayste
Sooooo , dont forget to watch this movie okeyy !!! it was AWESOME!! 

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1 comment:

Syamsid Dhuha said...

Hurm . Usually I'm more into an anime ( Because of it's actions maybe not relistic but it worth to watch ) than "live actions" movie . By the way , I hope their CGI not like "Shingeki no kyujin (live actions) and their character like .. arrghhh... I like Shinkeji no Kyojin anime versions

but I read every inch of details of your review , I said " Well this should interesting " Their trailer looks good too . By the way my I suggest you one more "live actions" movie that worth to watch ? . You should tried "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu / Assassinations classroom their anime was GREAT and their LIVE ACTIONS also superbbbb !! . I really do enjoy reading your review . I hope more from you because I'm a fan of anime/live actions especially shounen and sport genre. It's motivates me alot Ahaks ( Syamsid Blog )