MIDSOMMAR - First Trailer - from director Ari Aster (Hereditary)

Oct 25, 2017
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I really liked most of it but the ending ehhh. I'm sure you can find out a bunch of shit from the runes and stuff but I dont really care to look for that as it's not that interesting to me to begin with.

Fucking beautiful though and like a step below Lars von Trier for content warning

Edit - remembered that something about Johnson's the director made before hereditary and hes basically there with bon Trier already
 

Eidan

Avenger
Oct 30, 2017
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Just got out. There’s a lot to chew on but I’d say I really enjoyed it, possibly more than Hereditary.
 

SeriousGoku

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Jun 20, 2019
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This shyt was fire. Right up there with Hereditary.
All in for the NC-17 extended edition.

I hope they show the deaths of other characters in the extension..

But then again..

Spoilers

Its strangely even more haunting when you leave it to the imagination.. the screams of the girl who "got a ride home" .. we can only imagine what they did to her.
That guy from London fucking disappeared and the next time we saw him he was hanging, lungs and intestines gutted, eyes plucked out and still alive.. breathing, being eaten by crows in his back.

That was fucking horrifying. It wasn't as powerful as the Hereditary crash scene, but it stayed with me longer, surprisingly.
 

maigret

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Jun 28, 2018
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Oh man, I hope we get to see more of the deaths.
Apparently a lot of the off screen deaths were cut to maintain the R rating, so I'd expect we'd be seeing those in the extended version. That said, I kind of liked that most of the truly horrific stuff is never shown... it's like a slasher movie where nobody's actually being chased.
 

Atraveller

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Oct 25, 2017
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I really feel like we're missing a scene with the English couple, which would hopefully be part of the director's cut.

I really didn't get the sense that their fate was in any way "deserved" the way the others could seem. The movie has a fairy tale vibe going on where we see the characters cut down as a twisted karmic "punishment" - Mark pisses on the ancestral tree, Josh takes pictures of the book after being explcitly told not to, Christian is Christian, etc. But Simon and Connie's only crime is reacting with horror to the elders' suicides, which doesn't seem proportionate to getting blood-eagled and... whatever happened to Connie.

They're all there explicitly to get sacrificed so it's not like there needs to be a reason behind it, but to fit that fairy tale feel it seems like there needed to be another step there.
We don't know a lot about them because they are not part of Pelle's social circle. The British couple probably could be protagonists of their own horror movie. And they were being a little dickish with Ingmar.
 

gutterboy44

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Oct 27, 2017
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Ithaca, NY
Re: Ingmar, Connie and Simon.
I wonder if Ingmar still felt hard done by Connie chosing Simon over him when he went out on that first date with Connie. Some long term revenge shit. Not that the brutal kills are part of it, but that he knew they would be part of the sacrifice at the end.
 

More_Badass

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Oct 25, 2017
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My audience had people of course burst out laughing when the dude's full frontal dong was exposed. Then when the credits started rolling and everyone was getting up, loud group behind me yelled out "WORST 2.5 HOURS OF MY ENTIRE LIFE" etc etc.

The 2019 theater is literally the worst way to experience any movie of worth IMO. If you don't think so you probably need a better TV.
That really depends on what kind of audiences you get. Personally, I can’t recall the last time I’ve had a bad audience. They’re either quiet, or have great reactions for a blockbuster/horror movie, or non-existent because it’s a matinee and/or a movie that doesn't draw crowds
 

Atraveller

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Oct 25, 2017
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Re: Ingmar, Connie and Simon.
I wonder if Ingmar still felt hard done by Connie chosing Simon over him when he went out on that first date with Connie. Some long term revenge shit. Not that the brutal kills are part of it, but that he knew they would be part of the sacrifice at the end.
Both of them don't seem to hold Ingmar in high regard.
Connie quickly distanced herself from Ingmar, and Simon joked about having Ingmar to officiate.
 
Dec 4, 2017
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London
I saw this on Saturday and I still can't quite decide whether I really like it or whether it was a little on the disappointing side.

I generally love slow-burns where all the little vague things that seem a little off in a situation gradually build into something more tangible and terrifying. I'm just not sure it reached a satisfying crescendo in this case and I can't quite put my finger on why.

I keep mentally comparing it to mother! and Kill List which share certain characteristics but treat them very differently, and think I find it a little lacking compared to both. I'll be interested to see whether the rumoured additional material helps it land the ending a little better.

Florence Pugh was incredible though.
 

Jiminy

Avenger
Mar 29, 2018
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Edit - remembered that something about Johnson's the director made before hereditary and hes basically there with bon Trier already
What?
Weird ass movie to be honest... Me and my date didn't like it.
Why would you take a date to see this lmao

I thought it was bloody because it was her first time?
Fix your spoiler tag

And yeah you're right
Its strangely even more haunting when you leave it to the imagination.. the screams of the girl who "got a ride home" .. we can only imagine what they did to her.
That guy from London fucking disappeared and the next time we saw him he was hanging, lungs and intestines gutted, eyes plucked out and still alive.. breathing, being eaten by crows in his back.
I don't think he was alive. I think that was the mushrooms making his lungs pulsate/move from Christian's point of view.

If I'm wrong - fuck
 

Psychoward

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Nov 7, 2017
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So I didn't know this thread existed and made a thread on the movie last night:



Anyway I still think the opening scenes are the best in the film even if some of the later tripping scenes are really well done. The thing that stuck with me most when going to sleep is the imagery of the hose/tube duct taped to terri's mouth and then the crying afterwards, that shit was daaaaark.

But there's also this


 

Timbuktu

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Oct 25, 2017
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I really feel like we're missing a scene with the English couple, which would hopefully be part of the director's cut.

I really didn't get the sense that their fate was in any way "deserved" the way the others could seem. The movie has a fairy tale vibe going on where we see the characters cut down as a twisted karmic "punishment" - Mark pisses on the ancestral tree, Josh takes pictures of the book after being explcitly told not to, Christian is Christian, etc. But Simon and Connie's only crime is reacting with horror to the elders' suicides, which doesn't seem proportionate to getting blood-eagled and... whatever happened to Connie.

They're all there explicitly to get sacrificed so it's not like there needs to be a reason behind it, but to fit that fairy tale feel it seems like there needed to be another step there.

They aren't all there just for sacrifice, there was also the mating thing, but I guess with those who are not white, yeah they were there purely for sacrifice. As for Christian, I'm not sure its all about being deserved since he could have lived if Dani chose to let him live. I'm not sure what would happen if she did chose to spare him though. I mean, they can't let him go and he is never going to be part of the society so I guess it will be a life in confinement? At the end, maybe it was the only logical ending for Christian.