Midsommar (2019)

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Nomis wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 2:52 pm
yeah

it's time we make artemis the purple member

sorry not sorry ruth you're just as green as the rest of us mods ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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We're all thankful for Colon

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Disney+'s solo2001 wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 12:16 pm
well, you can often guage a film's quality by how few pages it has
Heh.

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August 6th, 2019, 2:07 pm
i'm not hating just delivering statistics
lol i did shit like this in high school ngl

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i mean, i saw it opening day in chicago. it's great, it's just not nearly as high as hereditary for me.


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Seeing it tonight with a packed audience. Wonder how we're all gonna handle it.

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I much preferred this over Hereditary.

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From the moment Toni Collette...
...died
...the movie lost the grip on what its trying to be. That ending left me scratching my head and saying whatever after a strong directorial showcase that came before it. A lot of the movie is waiting for something to happen with no real payoff.

Mark Kermode mentioned it in his review.



I remember liking the movie still.

Midsommar is a fully realized vision, start to finish. Not a single shot wasted. It does weird a la Luca's Suspiria, but perhaps even better. And Florence Pugh is all sorts of amazing.

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I'm just pissed off at myself for seeing Spider-Man first in fear of spoilers (granted, it was the more talked about movie online) and postponing seeing this a week because they stopped playing Midsommar after just one week in my hometown. Even in the arthouse theatre. Now I have to wait for digital.

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I found this to be rather thematically muddled in places. It never felt like Aster was spear-heading his themes of grief in the same way he did with Hereditary. Maybe he didn't want it feel like he's retreading those same waters, but it resulted in a lot of hollow points that I felt didn't add up to anything resonant. Those problems lie manly within the first half. The second half is where it hits its stride, where I started to feel exactly what Aster was wanting to say, with a final shot that is so cathartic and beautiful. I wish the rest of the movie was on the same level as the final 30 minutes.

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