Issac’s review published on Letterboxd:
The film is graphic, disturbing and of course, it’s very weird. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Ari Aster though. At first, I thought Ari was just testing my patience. But as the film went on, you come to realize that this isn’t much of a horror film like Hereditary, but that doesn’t make this film any less of an experience.
Aster continues to work the camera in a unique way, it’s like he wants the audience to feel as if they’ve been drugged, of course it works well for this type of film. With the sunlight, the silence, the flowers, oh and let’s not forget those insane things those Swedish people do.
Grief ends up playing a major role in both Hereditary and Midsommar, but Aster tends to play with it a little differently in this film. Florence Pugh goes through so much even before the “festivities”, just imagine how she feels during all of it. While we can care less about anyone else, Pugh does great in her role as Dani, she’s out there killing it with her wails and her cries (you see it on the poster), you can’t help but feel for her.
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At least she ends up with a happy ending and got the attention and care that she deserved.
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