𝒷𝓎𝓇ℴ𝓃’s review published on Letterboxd:
I don’t know whether to call this a fever dream or an utter nightmare but either way, it felt like a dream and it was so surreal.
Midsommar is extravagant, gorgeous, and ultimately disturbing. While I do believe Hereditary is much scarier because it’s more condense and darker, this film affected me in a completely different way that I don’t fully understand.. I’m genuinely at a loss for words; i can only label this film as gorgeous and it made release so much emotions—I left the theater shaking.
Ari Aster is a genius, who never fails to create a jaw-dropping film that takes my breath away. Everything from the visuals are so stunning and vibrant that it becomes nightmarish—all the flowers and psychedelics. On all levels, this film is fairytale, being whimsical and dream while being dark and deeply disturbing. Not to mention, masterfully filmed and edited, the cinematography, production design and score; Everything was simply perfection in my eyes. It was all truly hypnotic and i couldn’t take my eyes away from the screen. Florence Pugh was absolutely stellar; she gave a show-stopping performance that I hope gets recognized by the Academy. She’s a true talent, conveying all the emotions to the T.
Also, this was the first time I went to the movie theater by myself and I have to do it again. I have to go see this film again, I literally cannot stop thinking about this and just listening to the score makes me cry because I could relate to Dani so much. I need to see this film again.