Midsommar ★★½

I think this film ultimately fell flat for me based on preconceived notions established by the trailer.

With recent films that I have enjoyed from Apostle to The ritual to Get out, I was expecting more than what this ultimately was.

In part, its simplicity was refreshing, but ultimately its simplicity made it more unrealistic.

I enjoyed the pacing for a one time viewing, but ultimately the film never opens up the way one might expect and that both helps and hurts it in the long run.

Solid film making, good world building, but a plot-line that just doesn't deliver....

I'll watch the writers and directors though with interest because it was not far off. Just a little tweaking in the final act might be enough to push it into greatness!!!