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Midsommar
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:42:58 AM »


Just got back from seeing this. Definite Wicker Man vibes, not too surprising given the trailer and stuff. Really weird film in terms of imagery and such. If you liked Hereditary, you'll probably like this but it's definitely not for everybody. If you thought that was weird/out there, this goes even further.

I liked it enough, I think? It was well directed, solid acting, some fantastic visual shots. Plot wise, I could follow pretty much everything going on and didn't really get lost on anything going on. With all that said, it was such an... odd film that it's kind of hard to recommend unless you think it'll be in your wheelhouse. Even as somebody who likes these kinds of films, this pushed that boundary quite a bit.

Also Ari Aster clearly has some specifics about his films as there are several plot/character similarities which viewers will recognize from Hereditary.

8/10

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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 05:59:52 AM »
How does it compare in weirdness to the end of Suspiria?  Me and the (not quite) girlfriend are going to see it tonight.  She has seen Hereditary and can handle horror shit.

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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 06:09:30 AM »
How does it compare in weirdness to the end of Suspiria?  Me and the (not quite) girlfriend are going to see it tonight.  She has seen Hereditary and can handle horror shit.

It's pretty much at that level of weirdness arguably throughout. There are several scenes at the end that very much reminded me of the end of Suspiria but worked better for me in this film in part due to the plot/thread.

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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 06:12:07 AM »
How does it compare in weirdness to the end of Suspiria?  Me and the (not quite) girlfriend are going to see it tonight.  She has seen Hereditary and can handle horror shit.

It's pretty much at that level of weirdness arguably throughout. There are several scenes at the end that very much reminded me of the end of Suspiria but worked better for me in this film in part due to the plot/thread.

Cool, thanks.  We've been looking forward to it.  I was hoping I'd see it after 909 saw it but I'll be going out of town right after seeing it tonight.

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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 02:54:50 PM »
How does it compare in weirdness to the end of Suspiria?  Me and the (not quite) girlfriend are going to see it tonight.  She has seen Hereditary and can handle horror shit.

It's pretty much at that level of weirdness arguably throughout. There are several scenes at the end that very much reminded me of the end of Suspiria but worked better for me in this film in part due to the plot/thread.

Cool, thanks.  We've been looking forward to it.  I was hoping I'd see it after 909 saw it but I'll be going out of town right after seeing it tonight.

Yeah, I don't think I'll see this until next week unfortunately.


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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 12:21:51 AM »
Definitely not the best movie to take a date on but she knew what she was getting into lol.  I thought about 20-30 minutes could have been hacked off.  I thought the
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sex scene at the end was a little long, too.  And weird, but not in the good way.


I thought it was beautifully shot and Florence Pugh was amazing.

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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 02:56:33 AM »
Apparently Ari Aster cut this version down from something like 3 and 1/2 Hours+ as it was so... yeah.

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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 09:37:36 AM »
Just saw it. If you didn't dig "Hereditary", you'll likely find this worse. For me, it's not quite as good as that movie, but it's definitely up my alley. A psychedelic, slow burning nightmare with imagery that I won't forget anytime soon, plus the best film score of the year.

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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 11:30:12 AM »
Just saw it. If you didn't dig "Hereditary", you'll likely find this worse. For me, it's not quite as good as that movie, but it's definitely up my alley. A psychedelic, slow burning nightmare with imagery that I won't forget anytime soon, plus the best film score of the year.

I loved Hereditary, and this is pretty much what I've been hearing. I'm so excited to see this on Sunday.
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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2019, 11:59:56 AM »
This wasn’t Hereditary,  it was actually a fantastic movie.   

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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2019, 04:58:36 PM »
I loved Hereditary & Midsommar.  Some parallels between the two but the movies are executed differently.  With Hereditary I felt there were a couple curveballs and "things take a turn" moments, where as Midsommar it plays out about how you would expect in general, not a lot surprising aspects about the story, but the story is executed in such a fantastic way that it doesn't matter.  There is a lot to dissect in this one too.  I have a theory about the event(s) that open the film....

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 did anyone else, after thinking about it for awhile feel that the family was actually murdered by Pelle (with possible help from others) and it wasn't a suicide/murder? He needed them not to break up so that she would end up going to Sweden and probably knew there was no way the BF would break up with her while she was going through the grief of losing her family
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Re: Midsommar
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2019, 01:47:22 AM »
This was certainly unique, I will say this much. I don't know if I totally fell in love with the film, but it kept me interested. And tons of stuff to break down and question for sure. I kinda want to see it again to see if I was missing certain plot points as I felt a bit of confusion at times slightly, but I think I followed most of what was happening. But there was so much to it that I felt like very subtle nods to stuff was lost, as this seems to be the style of Aster, similar to the flow of Hereditary.

That said, it went entirely too long and could have handled some severe cuts in my eyes, as some scenes just seemed far too drawn out and points could have been made without the visual extensions in many parts. That said, those visuals were certainly majestic and cinematic, so it wasn't a total bad thing it went to the length it did, but there should have been more of some edits I thought.

This might have been the most nudity I've ever seen in an R rated film as well and there was parts that I thought we were going to get a full on porno of sorts. The scene in question came very close to showing full on penetration which I thought had no idea of coming THAT close in a mainstream R rated film.

And I did wonder that as well with the spoiler tags. It seems entirely plausible given how things shook out by the end. This was one of those points I want to go back and watch to see if they offer any connecting the dots in that direction.