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JS87
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Midsommar(Spoilers/Discussion)
Wow, it was extremely dark and had that feeling of dread/helplessness similar to Hereditary.

The whole film feels like an acid trip in the daylight.

PAY ATTENTION to all of the pictures on the walls, etc. etc.....definitely need a second viewing to catch things I missed.

It starts very slow, but gets going in the third act.

It also has an orgy scene that’s extremely bizarre...surprised this wasn’t rated x for the amount of male/female genitalia shown.



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It also has an orgy scene that’s extremely bizarre...surprised this wasn’t rated x for the amount of male/female genitalia shown.




Well now you have my attention


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LouisianaLonghorn
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re: Midsommar(Spoilers/Discussion)
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PAY ATTENTION to all of the pictures on the walls, etc. etc.....definitely need a second viewing to catch things I missed.
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SPOILERS...


It was all a trap from the beginning. The outsiders were lured there with the intention of sacrificing them, but the villagers couldn't have known that Dani would win the May Queen contest.


JS87
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re: Midsommar(Spoilers/Discussion)
Their Swedish friend was definitely in on it because he knew they would all be sacrifices.

This film is essentially the breakdown of a toxic relationship....when she caught her bf having sex at the end, that was the last straw.

The ending where she choose to have him burned(which was extremely disturbing) symbolized her being free of everything that has held her back.

She is moving on to be queen and adored by the cult.


LouisianaLonghorn
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Their Swedish friend was definitely in on it because he knew they would all be sacrifices.


He seemed to be genuinely fond of Dani, but there's no way he could've known that she wouldn't be sacrificed like the others. Actually, her boyfriend was the only one of the outsiders to be ritually sacrificed. The others were just murdered.

I agree about the toxic relationship. He wanted out but was too afraid to dump her after what her sister did.


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athenslife101
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re: Midsommar(Spoilers/Discussion)
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surprised this wasn’t rated x for the amount of male/female genitalia shown.

I mean, it wasn’t that mich


athenslife101
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I think I disliked it. I enjoyed some of the comedy but overall, it was predictable, overly long, and acted smarter than it was


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Hoodoo Man
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re: Midsommar(Spoilers/Discussion)
I liked it, but it wasn't as good as Hereditary.

Although the humor was a welcome addition.


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LouisianaLonghorn
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Now that I think about it, I guess the guy strung up in the hen house was ritually killed. His body was stuffed with flowers. Christian was burned alive as a scapegoat of sorts, to rid the village of its evil.

At first it seemed like the British couple was killed to keep them from giving away the secret, but the elders said that nine human lives had to be surrendered to the sun god.


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nine human lives had to be surrendered to the sun god

Can confirm
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Will Munny
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I enjoyed it, great set design and cinematography.


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kale
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Gonna go see this Sunday


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surprised this wasn’t rated x for the amount of male/female genitalia shown.

I mean, it wasn’t that much



Shit, I have been hearing that all my life


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WaltTeevens
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re: Midsommar(Spoilers/Discussion)
I'm kind of hovering around the middle on this one. I wasn't ever bored, and I thought it was decently paced.

It was missing *something* that I can't quite put my finger on.

I'm sure there was plenty of symbolism and all that stuff, but I really don't care how many easter eggs someone can stuff into a movie.

I think the fact that the movie was basically The Wicker Man Redux knocks it down a bit for me. I appreciate Ari Aster for his use of gore. Much like in Hereditary, it was used sparingly, but powerfully.


athenslife101
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I thought some of the gore looked good and some of it looked pretty bad.

I was always aware I was watching a movie. It all seemed so over the top and there was some bad acting, and yes, the movie was missing something. Maybe a sense of fun. This was just drudge
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leoj
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re: Midsommar(Spoilers/Discussion)
It only dawned on me a day after watching it that the Swedish friend said his parents died in a fire...


LouisianaLonghorn
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It only dawned on me a day after watching it that the Swedish friend said his parents died in a fire...


I'm pretty sure that was just a coincidence, since the festival, and I assume the human sacrifices, only happens every 90 years.

I went back and saw it again with some friends and caught some details I missed the first time, namely because I didn't know what was coming. Certain shots are filmed with the murals in the lodge directly behind the characters. If you pay attention, the paintings shown foreshadow the deaths of the group. There is one showing people jumping from the cliff, another showing a bear being burned alive, and another showing a man with bloody "wings" coming out of his back as was done to Simon. Also the fertility ritual is shown.

I think the most disturbing thing about the story was that Pelle brought his friends to the village knowing what was in store for them, much the same way that the police officer was lured to the island in The Wicker Man. I assume that, even if Mark hadn't pissed on the sacred tree, or Josh not tried to photograph the holy book, or Simon and Connie not freaked out at the Attestupa ritual, they'd have been killed anyway, since that's why they were brought there in the first place.


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rebelrouser
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re: Midsommar(Spoilers/Discussion)
So basically The Wicker Man?


LouisianaLonghorn
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The Wicker Man was a horror movie. I wouldn’t classify Midsommar as a true horror movie, although it has some very disturbing scenes. It’s essentially the end of a toxic relationship set against the backdrop of a pagan festival that culminates in human sacrifice. It’s as much about the relationship as it is the pagans.


WaltTeevens
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It’s essentially the end of a toxic relationship set against the backdrop of a pagan festival that culminates in human sacrifice. It’s as much about the relationship as it is the pagans


If this is true, it's slightly disappointing to me. It was a 140 minute movie, with maybe 15 minutes of backstory of the relationship.

I will say the way they filmed the beginning was quite nice, but they left out the entire part of them...uhh...being in love with each other.


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