Midsommar

Midsommar ★★★

Ari Aster continues his strike of insanity and incredible visual style. Not sure if a runtime of 147 minutes, or a director's cut for that matter, was necessary, but I'm sure that was just Ari feasting in his own pretentiousness and self-indulgence. Nevertheless, Midsommar is a haunting experience. Will not pretend I got everything Ari was going for, I don't really know how to connect the Swedish craziness with the main character's grieves, but just like Jordan Peele's Us, it's an ambitious horror with a lot of room for interpretation and a lot of details to be discovered, but I don't think it's as thematically rich as Us. The comparisons to The Wicker Man are accurate.

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