- Nov 28, 2017
Best horror film in a long time. Incredibly hyped for Midsommar!
Which is crazy because the movie isn’t exactly subtle even if you take the “let’s have Toni explain everything to the audience” scene out. It’s a pretty straightforward plot.
I definitely had to pause the movie at home a couples times, idk how it would've been like in theaters. I'm gonna go see Midsommar in theaters though, wonder how that will be.It's the best horror film of the decade for me. I haven't felt as unnerved and on the edge of my seat as I did when watching this opening weekend since maybe Rosemary's Baby. The theater was absolutely silent aside from some nervous giggles towards the end. Even two of my hardcore horror friends ended up leaving towards the end because the tension just got to be too much to handle.
Dare I say that it's one of the best horror films since the year 2000 up there with The Descent, Ginger Snaps, The Ring, and the first Saw movie. Fuck the Oscars forever for shunning Toni Colette just because the Academy hates horror.
This makes me glad that I don't watch horror movies in the theater.As a horror movie I think it's awful. I can't think of anything scary about it and during the last part of the movie, especially when the awful narration was going on the majority of people in the theater were laughing.
Take out all the bad horror aspects and there's an okay movie in there about a family dealing with loss.
Well, usually when you jump into a thread in which everyone is praising some work of art, people expect some kind of articulate criticism of it if you don't like it. Kind of like a common courtesy right? I mean the film has an 89% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. At least give us more than "it was a pile of shiite" or whatever you posted. Not trying to start an argument but you have to see how this comes off.
It applies perfectly thematically though and all of the cinematography is informed by the ideas behind the dollhouse from the very first shot imoMy main problem with the film is my own preconception going into it that the dollhouses would have anything at all to do with it. Ultimately I found the movie really well done but incredibly disappointing that this element I was intrigued by from the trailers ultimately felt like a complete vestigial limb for set dressing and little else.
Yea, the family had absolutely no agency. They were puppets / dolls through and through. The coven were completely guiding them.
To be clear, again I'm not faulting the movie for it. It's my own preconceived notion that I applied to the film itself. You're right that it makes sense.
Not sure where you get the idea she's supposed to be a particularly caring mom from. Within the first 10 minutes Charlie shoves a chocolate bar in her mouth and she's just like, "Yo there aren't nuts in that right. Cause we don't have the epi pen." She never makes sure anyone has the pen.I really wanted to love it (especially due to how often it's mentioned in the same breath as The Witch), but I just couldn't get into it.
There was some pretty amazing performances - Toni Collette in particular was incredible at times - but I couldn't quite shake the feeling that there was this weird disconnect between the script and the way it was directed.
The script itself is pretty goofy, but it's presented totally straight. I mean maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention but am i supposed to believe that
such an overbearing mother, having spent the entire night getting her calls ignored, would just go to bed and not check that her daughter had gotten home safely? Or first thing in the morning? Or before she left the house? WTF?
Over time, these little things built up and up until I was taken out of the film completely.
I actually laughed out loud when I saw
the email the husband received, with attached pictures of a freshly dug grave. Earlier in the film he gets a phone call and the grave is described as 'desecrated', and when asked to elaborate the guys just says he'll send him an email.
How about instead of waiting a week to send me an email you call the police because someone is exhuming fucking corpses from your graveyard!
That's just how stressed the fuck out moms talk. She was literally calling the sons phone all night.Not sure where you get the idea she's supposed to be a particularly caring mom from. Within the first 10 minutes Charlie shoves a chocolate bar in her mouth and she's just like, "Yo there aren't nuts in that right. Cause we don't have the epi pen." She never makes sure anyone has the pen.