Jack’s friends and fellow anthropologists Josh and Mark are played by Will Poulter (Black Mirror) and William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), and the movie also features Vilhelm Blomgren (Gösta) as their Swedish host Pelle, Archie Madekwe (Les Misérables) as Simon and Ellora Torchia (The Split) as Connie.
What is Midsommar’s plot?
So.. I saw it. I’m currently sat. Staring. Wide eyed at my food. Midsommar is one helluva ride folks ? #midsommar
Midsommar starts out as a summer road-trip movie and ends up as a horror film.
It centres on Christian and Dani, a young American couple who are experiencing relationship trouble. After Dani suffers a personal tragedy, the duo escape from it all with a trip to rural Sweden for an anthropology trip with their friends, Mark and Josh.
Once there, they visit a small village hosting a festival which is only held once every 90 years, and are convinced by the locals to join in.
But, to their horror, the friends soon discover that the festivities consist of violent and disturbing pagan rituals…
Who is director Ari Aster?
Ari Aster is the director behind acclaimed 2018 supernatural film Hereditary – starring Toni Collette – which quickly made it onto round-ups of the scariest horror movies of all time and grossed $79.3 million at the worldwide box office.
Has Midsommar had good reviews?
“Midsommar is a mind-f*** of the highest order,” is the general consensus of those who’ve seen it, with critics saying they “need time to process” it and describing the film as “gorgeous” and “dreadful” in equal measure.
I'm gonna need some time to process this one, which is why I preemptively tagged in @DoNatoBomb to write the review for @atomtickets – look for that tomorrow morning.
Florence Pugh’s performance also went down a treat.
I’m not going to comment really on MIDSOMMAR since this one seems perilously close to getting swept up in the HYPE MACHINE. But it is PURE, meticulous Ari Aster. It is beautiful. It is immersive. And Florence Pugh, as you should already know, is a god damn star!!
Midsommar is 2hours and 27 minutes, so get that toilet break in before you head in! During a Reddit AMA, Aster also revealed plans for an extended cut, teasing the new version “will be at least 30 mins longer,” pushing the run-time to nearly three hours.
Is Midsommar scary?
Not exactly, the film unsettles you and has very gory moments. It lives up to its R age rating with graphic scenes, but they aren’t as frequent as your usual horror fare. If you hate blood and bloody graphic violence there are a couple of moments that might make you wince.
Aster has since revealed that there was lots of debate around how the film would be rated. Its current US rating is ‘R’ which means any person under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult, but according to the director, the film was categorised as “NC-17 for 6 weeks” which would have restricted all under-17s from viewing the movie in cinemas. After “lots of back-and-forth” – and some cut material – the film was reclassified ahead of release.