Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)
Watching a movie about a strange blade-wielding parasite taking over people's bodies with the intent of killing all humankind, while the corona pandemic sweeps over the globe? Why not.
I can't say if the similarities to the anime (and before that manga) on which it was based are all there, but I did recognize most of it, and the emotional moments still strike you hard. Maybe not as much as in the anime though.
At first Migi (the friendly mutant right hand - as seen above) almost seems like a comical sidekick - but maybe he did there too.
It's an epic and bizarre journey, though, where the regular high school student Shin'ichi is faced against foe after foe - each more dangerous than the last - and along the way he loses his mother and almost his girl.
There's just one thing that bothers me. Scene after they jump out the building. Way too much shaky came.
I don't know why I'm speaking like a machine. It comes with the territory maybe. Unintentional movie inspirations. But Parasyte certainly puts humanity at its edge, and really asks the question: Who are we, and what are we doing with our lives?
I wonder if those questions at all get answered in part 2... the anime was bleak and despairing. Maybe this will be the same.
rated 5/5: friggin awesome