Saturday, July 20, 2019

Midsommar, 2019 - ★★

Ari Aster and Florence Pugh are both very talented artists, but this "horror" film goes so far off the rails that the enjoyment of watching it ends about hallway through the movie. Featuring what has to be the single most awkward sex scene in a rated R film, Midsommar launches into ridiculousness in the third act. It's a shame because I feel that Aster has a strong visual eye and has some amazingly shot scenes in this but he's wasting his talent by sticking with ritual films like this one and Hereditary. If you thought Hereditary went bat shit crazy at the end, this one about triples the lunacy.