Review Stream: Midsommar

Movie: Midsommar

Where to watch it: Amazon Video

Spoilers: Yes, but just little ones

Jack is seriously considering breaking up with his needy and emotional girlfriend, Dani. However, his plans are derailed when Dani’s sister, kills herself and their parents. Unable to be alone, Dani invites herself to join Jack and a small group of his classmates to a trip to Sweden. They journey to a remote village to immerse themselves in the culture as anthropology students. They quickly realize that they are in over their heads when the spring celebration includes ceremonial and gruesome murder. Dani is equally horrified and intrigued. The spring celebration spans several days, and the number of students is quickly dwindling for various reasons until only Jack and Dani remain. Dani, under the influence of a hallucinogen substance, is entered into the May Queen celebration and wins the title. She is taken away to bless the crops. When she returns, she discovers Jack (also under the influence of drugs) in the middle of a ceremony designed to impregnate one of the village women. To end the midsummer celebration, Dani, is given the honor of choosing to have Jack killed or a villager chosen by lottery. She chooses Jack. He is taken to a building and it is burned. As the screams fill the village, the villagers and Dani fall into hysterics. Slowly, a smile spreads across Dani’s face.

Rating: C+

Is it worth watching: Maybe if you’re bored? I heard A LOT about this movie. After the disturbing, eerie creation that was Hereditary, I was looking forward to watching this. I get the point of the movie and I think it would translate better as a book.

As a movie, it was slow without building up enough suspense. Yes, there were scenes that were powerful. Yes, it had some graphic parts that pushed the boundaries of comfort. Overall, it didn’t live up to the hype and was a letdown following Hereditary.

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Once upon a time, Sharon was invited to attend a comic convention. She had always wanted to go to a comic-con but thought it was out of her reach. While at this convention, she met Richard who asked her if she could write. She scoffed. Of course she was capable of writing. But then he clarified and asked if she would be willing to a be a writer for TBK Magazine. She agreed. Little did she know that she was signing on to become a podcaster, assistant editor of the magazine, Vice President of a publishing company, best mensch, and a sister. Her whole world would expand for the better after that trip in 2016. She would be forever grateful. The magazine would be her safe haven and the staff would become a part of her family. And still to this day, Richard has not fulfilled his promise of singing the cow song to Sharon.   Sharon was born in mid 1980’s and raised in Northeastern Arkansas. She has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Jesse, since 2004. They have two amazing sons. Outside of her official TBK responsibilities, she works as a nurse.   She loves theater, costumes, cosplay, and Halloween. She is addicted to Chapstick and will ALWAYS have at least one with her at all times. She despises spiral staircase, escalators, and people that do not understand how four way stops work.
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