Midsommar

Midsommar

Kyle: 3.5 | Simon: 3.5

“We only do this every ninety years”

While I certainly wouldn’t call it a ‘sophomore slump’, Ari Aster’s Midsommar fails to reach the high bar set by his previous outing, Hereditary. From a technical standpoint, Midsommar is absolutely flawless with the cinematography and camera work being executed impeccably. However, where Midsommar falls flat is it’s minimal exploration of the themes it attempts to cover. The film is apparently about grief and relationships but this is only really apparent in the opening scene and the final shot and this is made even more frustrating when for the majority of its staggering 2 hour 27 minute runtime, Midsommar floats about with no real pace or progression.

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