Midsommar ★★★

Midsommar was one of the movies that I was anticipating the most this year. And it came out a bit late in my country so I was really hyped. Did I get what I was waiting for? Meh.

First of all, I haven't seen Hereditary so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from Ari Aster. I also didn't watch any trailers, didn't read the synopsis or any reviews so I had absolutely no idea what was going to happen. But believe me, you'll want to be ready for everything before watching Midsommar because this thing is one of the most disturbing and weirdest movies I have ever seen.

I'm actually all in for weird and different stuff. I love it when people try to push the creative boundaries of cinema. But the problem about Midsommar is it's weird just because for the sake of being weird. It's not like a Lanthimos movie where everything is so surreal that nothing feels absurd or out of touch while you are watching it. Midsommar doesn't have that kind of atmosphere and this is the biggest fault of it. Some scenes are only there to disturb the audience and test their patience. Even the soundtrack is sometimes so unnecessarily tense.

Aside from that, it was a nice watch. It has a bit long runtime but it feels shorter. Most of the dialogues were really well-written and natural. The cinematography was really good too.

Midsommar has all the great ingredients, but somehow it fails being delicious.

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