Charlie McGivern’s review published on Letterboxd:
Wow, wow, wow. I did not expect to be raving about this movie! I watched it only because I didn't fancy watching some absolute crap on Netflix and now I am totally disturbed.
As a person who wasn't the biggest fan of Hereditary I had pretty low expectations but Midsommar keeps you thinking all the way until the end. Ari Aster has crafted a movie that needs multiple rewatches to fully understand everything you've just witnessed.
But the script written by Ari Aster is thought provoking and provocative. He delves deep into the trauma and life of Dani (who is portrayed phenomenally by Florence Pugh) and all the way until the end, bad things start happening and every time you witness what she is seeing and how she reacts just tears you to pieces and is a proper gut-punch. The rest of the cast is also wonderful including: Jack Reynor as Christian and Vilhelm Blomgren as Pelle. Reynor portrays Christian to be such a jerk in one scene to a character that you want to sympathise for.
But the cinematography captured by Pawel Pogorzelski is some of the best imagery I've ever seen. The way he captures the beautiful grass of Sweden and even just characters in a room talking looks beautiful and really interesting. The lighting is also used to perfection and there is never a scene in the movie that looks dull.
Overall, Midsommar is a proper trippy trip to the cult of Sweden and I am shocked by how much I loved this.
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