Mysterious worm-like aliens fall from the sky. They penetrate through the ears or nose into human beings and live off their brain while dominating the body. Now with human appearance, the parasites live among humans.
Shinichi Izumi is an ordinary high school student. His best friend is Satomi Murano. One day, Shinichi Izumi is attacked by a parasite, but he is able to fight off the parasite before it takes over hisbrain. The parasite though lives within his right hand. Shinichi Izumi and the parasite now live together. Shinichi believes the parasites are responsible for countless murders all around the world and he feels responsible, because he knows the truth.
Meanwhile, Ryoko Tamiya is a teacher that starts her new post at the same high school where Shinichi attends. She has been taken over by a parasite and comes to observe Shinichi. ~~ Based on the manga series "Kiseiju" by Hitoshi Iwaaki.
Cast & Credits
I didn't read the manga or saw the anime. So my opinion is only based on watching this movie.
It has a quite good story with loads of room for the development for the characters. The story isn't unique but I actually really loved the 'parasyte' in the main person. Also they acted very good especially the main lead because it musn't have been easy to make a movie like this.
The movie is gory it has blood and dismemberd bodyparts so it isn't for everyone, I didn't expect that but this isn't for the faint hearted. But this movie keeps you on the edge, you just want to see and know more so they know how to keep you hooked. There are also little funny scenes it it, but it is really acceptable.
The special effects were great! I really liked those, it didn't look unrealistic at all. They did and amazing job in the CGI! The music was well chosen and fittend every scene.
There is a second part coming so I'll be sure to watch that but I wouldn't rewatch this movie very soon just because it is quite gory.
Watch this if you like science fiction/alien movies with gore.
Skip this if you can't handle blood and dislike CGI movies.
1. Story is a bit unreal. The parasytes are capable of shapeshifting like it's a fantasy not sci-fi movie.
2. Too gory. If you're the type that likes watching ppl get killed or decapitated in the most gory, gruelsome way, then this movie is for you. My personal beliefs are that if they have to resort to sex/nudity or gore to get you to watch a movie, it probably is b/c the movie is subpar to begin with and wouldn't sell without these gimmicks.