Midsommar

Midsommar ★★★★½

Finally I can gush about Asters second film

Wow what an experience. Such a strong follow-up to Hereditary. Aster is a extremely talented director and a name we will likely see a lot more of in the future.

While it can be a bit of a drag at some points, it's a trippy and creepy journey into Sweden. Like it's predecessor its scares get under your skin and will make you feel weird until long after you've left the theatre.
I can't really say much about the story as it is one you just have to experience. The only thing I can say is that it's maybe a bit too long. However, apparently the longer cut is the better one.
But who cares that it is that long when you can marvel at that beautiful cinematography. It's day time horror at it's best!

We all know that this is a film that only works when you're fully emerged in the world and story, which was almost impossible to do in a theatre full of people who expected a totally different kind of film. Again they marketed the film as a horror sensation, making it almost impossible to really experience it without a live commentary featuring the people in front of you.


But aside from that, it's film certainly worth exploring further or watching multiple times to really get it. Ari Aster, you did it again!

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