Parasite has taken the world by storm in these last few months, even becoming the first foreign language film to win the Best Picture Oscar (and Best Director for Bong Joon-ho). And honestly, I can’t say I’m surprised. Did you all see that movie? It was incredible.
Parasite, about the relationship between a lower-class family and an upper-class family in South Korea, is now available exclusively on Hulu for people to stream. And boy, have we been streaming it? Within one week of becoming available on Hulu, Parasite has broken the service’s all-time record for the most-streamed independent or foreign language film, according to IndieWire. So not only did the movie rock the box office, it’s doing exactly the same in the streaming world.
Along with being the most-streamed independent or foreign language film for Hulu, it’s also snagged the spot for second most-watched movie…ever. And just so you know, big movies like A Quiet Place and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World have been on the streaming service for quite a while. Yet still, Parasite is killing it and will likely take the number one spot soon (at least that’s what I think, anyway).
And there’s more Parasite on the way. HBO is turning the movie into a series, with Mark Ruffalo eyed for a lead role, so it looks like the success and hype surrounding the movie isn’t a flash in the pan.
But you know what I love most about this? The fact that Hulu is so dedicated to the movie that it has no qualms about squashing the haters who have issues with the film not being in English. Case in point?
h/t AV Club