Midsommar ★★½

Director's Cut

Maybe I was a little too harsh, or perhaps it's the director's cut, but I enjoyed Midsommar a lot more this time around. I still have all the same praises; masterfully crafted set designs, beautiful cinematography, and a performance from Florence Pugh that's so good that she's bound to be snubbed from an academy award. All the director's cut adds is more time to flesh out characters and their motivations, which was surprisingly enough for me to enjoy it more? I don't think it's a fantastic film by any stretch of the imagination, mainly because if you've been following me for some time, you'll know horror has never been my genre. So things that Ari goes for in this film that would be praised or possibly "groundbreaking" don't work for me. Not only do they not work but there flat out gratuitous, a lot of the "horror" that goes on in the film is weird for the sake of being weird, and the people that praise it as something more than that are giving the film to much credit. But it's Ari Aster; I expect nothing less than weird shit.

EDIT: I’m lowering my score to a 2.5, the more I think about it, the more I dislike it.

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