Midsommar ★★★★

There’s so much to unpack with Midsommar, it’s tough to know where to begin. Let me start by saying I did not like this as much as Hereditary, which is strange because the aspects that made Hereditary so special, were actually improved upon in Midsommar. The overall craftsmanship of the film was maybe the best I’ve ever seen. From the cinematography, to the editing, to the transitions, to the sound design, to the score, it was all flawless and breathtaking. And I know that Aster took inspiration from other previous films, but Midsommar’s mythology and world is built seemlessly throughout the first and second act. However, somewhere around the half point, the film some what sacrificed its narrative and thematic direction in an effort to display the most unsettling and disturbing visuals I have ever seen put to film. Also, I did notice the run time drag a fair amount. Still, always happy to see a film from a director as talented as Aster, but I doubt I’ll ever want to see it again. 87%.

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