Midsommar ★★★★

A tense, slow paced and eerie movie with some exceptional performances (primarily Pugh) that has some fantastic and interesting cinematography throughout. It's rather good.

It's hard to really explain how I feel about the movie as I'm trying to work it out. Ari Aster says its a massive metaphor for a break up and I can see motions of that but I feel there is a lot more to it.

I for sure preferred Hereditary to this. That had scenes that came quite early on that really helped the movie spiral out of control. Whilst I respect the slow pace in this it didn't have the lasting impact that Hereditary had on me after leaving the cinema.

There's a scene during the third act where the entire audience, myself included, couldn't help but laugh at. No spoilers of course, but I left thinking to myself: 'I don't think that was meant to be funny.' It for sure wasn't, and I think that threw me off a tad, especially when everyone else was laughing too.

Not to say I wouldn't see this again however, or that I didn't like it. But I'd for sure say its an acquired taste. It is still one of the most interesting and striking movies I've seen so far this year and I was glued throughout.

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