Midsommar ★★★

I think reading the script for this 6 or 7 months ago ruined plenty of this for me. It was clear where scenes were edited and painful to see some of my favorite parts either reduced to minor scenes or cut completely. Every little symbol was immediately realized leaving a second viewing pretty much not an options.

Perhaps the most nagging part of this prior knowledge was noticing the last hour and fifteen minutes is essentially the last 10 pages of the script, yet the build up of this is tidily pushed aside in a matter of minutes.

This isn't to say I completely didn't like it. I was very much enjoying the first hour and yet to see so much of this feel like a soap opera (something the script had an issue with) accompanied by spotty acting just gliding by for a truly unnecessary final act was a bit much. I hate to sound so negative all the time, but I can't shake this eerie feeling that so much of this is missing.

What may be missing most is a soul.

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