Midsommar ★★★★

31 Days of Shocktober - Day 29.

As one of the minority of people who thought that Heriditary was a pile of pretentious twaddle, I must admit that I went into Ari Aster's Midsommar with more than a little trepidation.

I'm pleased to report that I didn't hate it !!

Midsommar is a beautifully composed and thoroughly immersive cinematic experience that I appreciated significantly more than its overrated predecessor.

It deals with some very dark themes and goes to some very dark places, beautifully contrasted against the vibrant and colourful settings captured by the brilliant cinematography of Pawel Pogorzelski.

The ending is still a bit to "artsy" for my simple tastes, but overall it's far more satisfying than Heriditary's nonsensical and jarring conclusion.

Ari Aster is officially back on my Christmas card list.

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