sordid little grief holes
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
midsommar obviously had very lofty ambitions and it missed the mark completely. it manages to be bloated and paper thin at the same time... it's like a big ugly mcmansion. a rape here, a suicide there, trauma at the front, allusions to white supremacy at the back. it digs up all these touchy subjects and arranges them as ari aster pleases, no real thought or meaning behind them it seems. some milquetoast effort made to link them together. all these…
Bless him but Edgar Wright isn't cool enough to make this film work.
Somehow squeaky clean despite its contents, completely devoid of sleaze. A mouse plays the lead. Anya Taylor Joy, as undeniably charming and beautiful as she is, fails to convince as 60s it girl. Romance between the mouse and her classmate is headachily twee. Jokes did not land (it's actually not remarkable for an 18 year old to listen to music from the 60s), references failed (call the film…