Midsommar ★★★★½

Ari Aster and Jordan Peele are both a fresh breath of air in the horror genre nowadays. They both have a unique vision and they certainly deliver. They make movies that aren't part of some dragged out universe. They have actual stories to tell.

Midsommar was one of my most anticipated movies of the year. I adored Hereditary and all of it's weirdness. And after seeing this one, I can certainly say that I loved and adored Midsommar as well. It's such a great and gorgeous looking piece of modern horror. Aster directed this movie beautifully. Every shot was dripping with stunning imagery and landscapes.

The story does take a while to get going. The first 20 minutes are definitely something weird and they somehow feal connected to another movie. It is shown to us why Florence Pugh's character is going on this nightmarish trip. But it is never explained to the audience what exactly happened there or how it is connected to the rest of the movie. I still loved how creepy and unsettling the opening was though. It's a great tone setting for what is yet to come.

The performances are all fantastic. Especially Florence Pugh. She was terrific. I also loved Will Poulter's character a lot. The comic relieve was used in the best ways possible. And it didn't feel weird.

There're resemblances to other horror movies. I'd say Midsommar is the baby of The Village and The Wicker Man (1973).

I definitely need another rewatch to fully understand everything. Then again, I loved it and wouldn't mind seeing it again...

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