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This review may contain spoilers.
I hate myself sometimes: beyond other reasons, its mainly because I can give into temptation just for the sake of fueling my imagination in what can be done for that film. but this... oof, this.
I don’t know whether to be thankful for not waiting and reading a leak of the script or to kick myself for spoiling such a disturbing movie like this because this movie is something else. while I do believe that this is weaker than aster’s past film, I can’t also help but admit that this is easily his most goriest. Aster wasn’t kidding either when he said that this was a “post apocalyptic breakup story” - Dani (Florence Pugh) having a full blown mental breakdown after witnessing Christian (Jack Reynor) being stuffed then burnt alive into the carcass of a bear’s stomach while paralyzed also after literally all of your boyfriends’ friends’ bodies being burnt alive? not an image you’re ever gonna get out of your head.
impressive, subtle and yet so fucking creepy beyond belief. ari aster may not have made another hereditary, but if we’re going to get another the wicker man for our generation, might as well be this.