Carlos German’s review published on Letterboxd:
30 days to Halloween 🎃🌼
It's despairing to watch Ari Aster's Midsommar, a dark, harsh, and raw reflection of grief (and basically a spiteful version of couple's therapy!) where the main aim appears to be to leave the viewer not terrified, but rather subtly disturbed. And to Aster's credit, it works.
I feel that, despite the shiny outlook, Heriditary and this are really lacking in coherent plots, deeper themes, or complex characters, and are more focused at invoking an uneasy response, than telling a story. It's to the point where traumatizing imagery is almost fetishized in his films, and is there, just for the sake of adding it in.
I still liked it. It's an experience I'll hesitantly go through once, and never again.
"I think I ate one of her pubic hairs."
"That's probably right."
Oh yeah. It's also pretty hilarious sometimes.