“ It was slow, way too slow and way too long.
“ Huge yawn!
“ Not scary in ANY way, but just ridiculous and a bore.
“ If you fee compelled to waste over 2 hours of your time and 20 bucks of your money then go to the theatres right now.
“Don't waste your time or money.
“ Here, the continuous display of white dressed people dancing, playing instrumental music and doing strange rituals (in eternal daylight) becomes tediously repetitive without adding anything to the promised intrigue.
“ I haven't walked out of a movie in a very long time.
“ Or, if you like me can keep an open mind to things like this, go with the flow of beautiful and sometimes quite absurd images, drop your grip on reality and just enjoy one of the most entertaining movies in many years!
“ Beautifully Boring .
“ Another A24 pretentious and smug mediocre film.
“ I did my best trying to stay awake during this movie because trying to stay focus on it was very hard considering there were so many uninteresting scenes that could've been cutout.
“ Movie continued to be even more boring and not scary at all.
“ Violent, Shocking, Strangely Funny and Slow Burning Second Film from Ari Aster .
“ Worst movie ever .
“" Like "Hereditary," this movie creeps along at a slow, methodical pace, becoming increasingly more disturbing to watch.
“ Overlong, pretentious, and unoriginal, Midsommar is a dull and boring followup to Hereditary .
“ A strange beast of a film that's hard to pin down and even harder to review, Ari Aster's follow-up to his brilliant classic in waiting Hereditary is at times an equally impressive psychological and visceral horror but also one that struggles in parts to overcome its self-indulgent run-time, collection of unlikeable characters and a feeling that the slow build up isn't quite worth it come the nothing short of bizarre final portion.
“ Worst Movie Ever .
“It's by no means a perfect film though, there are some tedious moments and the ending for me was way too predictable, I found myself saying what was about to happen in my head before it happened on screen and I was right until the credits rolled.
“ I thought this was a stunning movie- beautiful art direction, cinematography, acting, music and story.
“ Empty, Soulless, Stupid .
“From an incredibly effective opening hour that perfectly establishes a sense of fear and ominous threat thanks to a hard-hitting pre-credits segment, some stylistically outstanding directing by Aster (never has a shot of a car driving along a highway been so engaging) and a captivating turn from rising star Florence Pugh who makes the very difficult character of Dani work thanks to her commanding presence, Midsommar does so much right but as things progress further and further into Aster's uncomfortable examination of grief, mental illness, folk music and cultism, Midsommar at times flat out stalls to a halt with murky character decisions and repetitive sequences that culminate in a visually arresting and shocking climax that sadly manages to tie things up satisfactory, not exemplary.
“ My only negative, is the film is rather slow in areas with sub plots that are often blown away in the drug fueled wind.
“ Even the part after the phone call sequence when Dani discovered her sister had killed herself & their parents via gassing from a gas exhaust from a running car dragged.
“ Un-immersive character motivations (this plagues the film constantly and was very distracting due to slow pace).
“ This will, I'm sure, alienate some of the audience, it's a film about aesthetics and atmosphere, rather than twist and jumps, and I would understand anyone whose takeaway about the film was that they were bored.
“ And whilst the characters are underwritten, and the film is painfully predictable (especially if you're familiar with The Wicker Man (1973)), it's beautifully crafted, brilliantly shot almost entirely in glaring sunlight, and vastly ambitious.
“ The middle drags a bit - a few over the top gory/shocking scenes interspersed with somewhat self-indulgent and overly long/weird ritualistic scenes and beautiful cinematography.
“ Visually stunning at times, quite graphic at times, and sometimes funny.
“ Although this is a very slow paced movie, it is VERY intense during several moments.
“ A very slow film, don't waste your time.
“Side note: If you leave the theater feeling as perplexed as I did, I'd highly recommend going on YouTube afterward and looking up "Midsommar Explanations".
“ Hereditary was incoherent nonsense and a boring drama.
“If you get dragged to this film, just watch the first 10 mins and then go hang out in the game room at the theatre and you'll have a much better evening.
“ Disturbingly Stunning .
“ Slow pace without a crescendo.
“ Some scenes linger for far too long and the film is teppered with moments of humour that just seem out of place.
“ Slowly paced and seemingly forgetting the premise the first 15 minutes sets up, Midsommar finds itself stuck in a cult horror where most of the horror is off screen, as is anything interesting.
“ I thought it was pretty repetitive and boring, there were a lot of scenes I felt could've been cut, and it probably would've been better.
“ BORING .
“ To anyone who has not seen the movie, keep it that way, it is a waste of time, money, and brain space.
“ I recommend you watch "The Wicker Man" from 1973, Alejandro Jodorowsky's "The Holy Mountain" and Sergei Parajanov's "The Color of Pomegranates" before you watch this watered down, pretentious murk in order to get a sense of how movies can truly be mind-altering.
“ Throughout the film, the creepiness of the setting in which it takes place continues to be intriguing, made only weirder by the rituals that are seemingly normal and "fun" to the outsider.
“ The visuals in this film are stunning, and despite being a 2.5 hour long movie I was never bored, every scene had something to be interested in.
“ To start of WOW this movie was a trip, you where constantly from start to finish unsettled and on the edge of your seat.
“ The whole time it felt like the film was ticking boxes to ensure it was 'weird' or 'disturbing' or 'artistic' when all it achieved was laughter from the audience at what were meant to be serious scenes or severe boredom as there was no compass to the story.
“In Midsommar's most drawn out act, the audience catches on that this cult is iffy as the lead characters take another 40/50 minutes to figure it out.
“ Don't waste your time .
“ It's not scary, which wouldn't even be so much of a problem if it had an engaging story and good characters, and you leave feeling absolutely nothing, wondering what the whole point of it is.
“ Much like in his debut Aster has big, profound ideas but the writing, pacing and execution of the last act is flawed to the point that any meaning he is attempting to convey here is lost amongst increasingly confusing and disjointed imagery.
“ This is a deeply disturbing and engrossing film.
“Lastly, I believe that ending is too long and not explained well.
“ Slow moving!
“ One of the things I noticed right off the bat was the realistic and relatable nature of the mundane conversations and the more intense moments with the characters.
“ By the last leg of the movie, I was bored and waiting patiently for it to end.
“ What a waste of time .
“ I disliked Hereditary but this looked extremely intriguing so I figured I would give this director another shot.
“ This is actually the worst movie I have ever seen in my life.
“ I was so excited to see it because I enjoyed Hereditary but Midsommar was just random, awful and predictable.
“ It was very predictable from beginning to end with no twists or surprises.
“Far too many breathtaking camera angles and one take sequences that left me picking my jaw up off the floor.
“ This was the worst movie i ever watched absolutely disgusting and very irritating , horrifying and not in scream it away kinda way its the image stuck in your head you wanna vomit way .
“ See it in a theater so you can be fully immersed in the experience.
“ Despite its solid concept, it is far too long and frustratingly silly at times, and although Pugh's performance is emotionally engaging, the storyline (that is stretched way too thin) is not.
“ We already know exactly what's going to happen to these characters, but it's still stretched out by another 30 minutes of slowly going through the motions of these slow rituals.
“ It has stunning cinematography and a beautiful color palette.
“ This was very corny and predictable.
“ Nothing happens in this picture you can't predict a mile off, (even the killer closing shot is fairly obvious when you think of it).
“ A Mesmerizing and Gorgeous 140 min Slow Burn Behemoth .
“ It took far too long to reach a conclusion most in the audience had made from the minute they arrived at the colony.
“ It is not scary, it is very slow and there is not a real story.
“ It was like watching paint dry.
“ This is somehow even more contrived and moves and operates like an amateur effort with some ridiculous attempts at nuance and undertones that fail Completely.
“ I personally think it's a waste of time to watch it
“ Boring, disappointing .
“ Slow build up and absolute pointless film .
“ A slow film from start to finish.
“ Great photography interesting beginning then the movie deteriorates rapidly Basic pretentious thriller with a terrible plot mediocre acting ending in drug fueled frenzy of color and awful gibberish singing in Swedish
“ Exasperatingly slow.
“ I gave it two stars because visually, yes, it is stunning.
“ It's altogether intense, funny, and insane.
“ Slow burns work best when there is mystery present, when the audience has questions they want answered.
“ Seriously one of the worst movies I've ever watched.
“ Following the death of her sister and parents 6 months earlier (in an intensely disturbing but gripping opening scene), her mental state is vulnerable, leading her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) to resent her somewhat, particularly when she decides to join them on their trip.
“ Intense and creepy slow burner.
“ It's is worth watching for its beautiful cinematography alone.
“ Yet it was the weirdest thing I have ever seen but yet I feel like I enjoyed it.
“ Self indulgent, slow, boring, over acted, zero tension, zero interest in the characters, pretentious drivel.
“ Waste of money and time.
“ I found the story to be very compelling as it honed in on themes such as grief, and finding support in that grief.
“ It's bor of the worst movie i've ever seen DO NOT LOOK AT THIS MOVIE
“ The film is off-putting by nature and I can see some more casual film goers really hating it, but if you like slow burn thought provoking horror that really leaves an impact after seeing it then I would highly recommend Midsommar and I can't wait to see what Ari does next.
“ Expect the Unexpected in your seat .
“the weirdest, bunch of nothing, waste of money and time.
“As to be expected from Aster, the cinematography was absolutely stunning, with some very beautiful shots and purposeful framing.
“The movie has multiple underdeveloped plots that all lead nowhere, and scenes that drag on seemingly just to lengthen the films run time, I was starting to fall asleep, and when leaving the theater heard the same sentiment repeated from most of the audience.
“ I'm just saying that there comes a point where you have to stop awarding, essentially, participation points to well-made but empty fare; most pictures are at least competently constructed and even those that aren't can be enjoyable - or more enjoyable than something like this, at least.
“ Beautiful film, pretentious and shallow.
“ and of course the end is predictable as Aster wanted to pay hommage to a certain movie.
“Dont waste your time with this one.
“ The pacing is like watching a slow car wreck.
“ Worst movie ever and if you (the reader), or anyone you know watches or watched this movie and enjoyed it they belong in a mental asylum.
“ It's not the typical shock "round the corner" scares that get you, but the slow cook of "oh my god, that's what they did" that will make your mind spin.
“ If you enjoy watching crazy people running in circles having no point the whole film, a very pointless plot and A very bland non-horror film then by all means see this film.
“ Midsommar was a good film, a little madness towards the back end which was slightly too much but a part from that I quite enjoyed it.
“ Worst movie ever!!!!.
“ Dani's mental trauma is pretty well executed even though it's a little too contrived and ill explained (rather the events that lead to it)...
“ Absorbing masterpiece .
“Bad: The film moves relatively at a great pace until near the 3rd act and then takes its time to craft its ending and at times dragged and started to get stale.
“ The reason people actually walk out of this movie is because It's boringly below average with a utterly deplorably predictable script.
“ Quite frankly, it soon becomes a bore; it's not scary, thrilling, tense, or even dramatic, and any semblance of theme or character is thrown out of the window.
“ The conclusion of the story itself can be a little confusing, but the director likely wanted to leave it open to the audience's interpretation.
“ Bad cinematography, awful directing, boring story.
“ This is non of that, it's dumb, slow and not even shocking.
“But it's far too slow paced, and it lingers on human anatomy and its various states of decomposition a bit too long.
“ I was falling asleep until the first death occurred.
“ worst movie I've ever seen.
“ I think me and my friend were the only ones who actually enjoyed it out of everyone in the theater.
“ As a Swede i am struggling with a disappointingly non authentic setting, a story i dont know if to take seriously or disregard as uninteresting and, in parts, poor casting.
“ Heredity was much better than this dragged out boring acid trip was.
“ So slow through the whole movie and everything was predictable and a waste of 3 hours of my life
“ It was intriguing and very beautiful.
“ It was just weird and too focused on these pagan rituals and ceremonies which is dull when you're expecting a horror film.
“I didn't exactly have high expectations of this film due to the writer & directors previous film, Hereditary being pretty boring & slow.
“ The vibe of the movie was just so unsettling and downright disgusting that I left the theater wanting to vomit instead of being intrigued in the characters and the story.
“ Jump scares are easy to do, but keeping an audience on the edge of its seat (the people in my theatre were definitely tense throughout this film): that's a feat.
“ Other than that it was a thoroughly engaging experience.
“ Secondly, I was BORED.
“And when they get to the commune the scenery is stunning, with blue skies, wild flowers and friendly locals in folky white embroidered clothes.
“ Save your money.
“ "That was a waste of time" muttered the viewers behind me.
“ it's a little slow, very disturbing images throughout, and the sex scene is highly sensitive.
“ I'm not sure how general horror audiences will react to this since it is definately quite long, and pretty slow.
“Strongest point is the cinematography, weakest point are the characters and the predictable outcome.
“ Worst Movie Of The Year For Me .
“ The story is pretty boring and can't imagine many to get enthusiastic about it.
“ It is a slow burn with plenty of gruesome imagery and acts of violence to make you feel uncomfortable and disgusted.
“ The evil villagers themselves are indistinguishable from those of The Wicker Man's equally pointless 2006 remake.
“ She steals the show, giving a riveting performance, providing the emotional anchor throughout.
“ Boring doesn't begin to describe the two and a half hours of your life sacrificed to this "Aren't I just the artsiest, if-you-have-to-ask-you-wouldn't-understand, director EVER" piece of drivel.
“ *SPOILERS* It comes to a slow burn, literally.
“ It's just so slow and, honestly, boring.
“ Aster is undeniably a very talented filmmaker, but Midsommar is an underwhelming effort that ultimately fails to tell an engaging story, and most crucially, it never once unsettled or disturbed me.
“ It is one of the most technically stunning films you will see.
“ PRETENTIOUS HORROR .
“ Way too long for it's substance level.
“ From the dark, dreary opening, to the gorgeously sunlit greenery, this movie made me think to myself, "now this is why I love movies.
“ Same old boring story, nothing special.
“ This is a boring thriller.
“ Awful waste of time.
“ A Full Swedish Nightmare, But Entertaining.
“ The mix of the slow moving camera that snakes around like a third eye in the scene, the red flashing lights and the slowed down action really showed instantly that whatever the Dani and the spectator are about to find out is truly disturbing.
“ A suspenseful, drawn out trip of terror and trauma.
“ But the next two hours were unbelievably awful, filled with empty cult drivel and scenes that had no connection.
“ Strange and slow .
“ HIs style has become rather noticeable, with frequent use of runes and symbols, slow and intentionally uncomfortable tracking shots, unsettling atmospheres, uncompromising and almost scenery chewing levels of acting from his performers, etc. Midsommar is no exception here.
“ It's dull.
“ Yet another pretentious and smug pseudo artsy a24 dull drama sold as a horror film.
“ Absolutely the worst movie of all time.
“ The parts that were slow were painful in a way that the viewer feels anxious, confused, and fearful for long extended periods of time which make the horrifying things happening to the characters seem all the more real and the parts that you could predict were no less shocking than if you couldn't have seen them coming at all.
“ Possibly one of the top 5 worst movies I've watched .
“ Clocking over 140 minutes the movie will be too slow even cutting an hour off.
“ The plot is intriguing.
“ The long pre-title sequence is brilliantly done and unbearable, and this description applies throughout, as heartwrenching music, creative camerawork, and a beautiful aesthetic decorate the disgusting horrors, which regrettably get grossly self-indulgent in the second half as the intriguing story arcs (Dani's grief, the strained relationship, the thesis drama) fade into the background.
“ Wouldn't recommend to waste anyone's time on this.
“ It will be more enjoyable and take less time.
“ Me and my girlfriend waited and waited and waited for something thrilling to happen.. instead all we got was a slow pased movie that shows of a cult that is getting their visitors high as fu.
“ Slow, predictable and long throughout the ENTIRE film!
“ The visuals are absolutely stunning.
“ What an awful and boring movie.
“ At least Hereditary had a good first hour and some genuine shocks before it inexplicably had a second half so bad I almost walked out.
“ Just save your money and time and stay away.
“Once the film reaches its conclusion, even though it's wildly predictable, what the viewer expected to be unquestionably terrible at the onset is suddenly a grey area because the film has been quietly playing mind games and emotionally manipulating us.
“ It's awkward and pointless.
“ If you come here for another cliche-filled horror movie, you'll be disappointed.
“ anyway save your money and time.
“ It was also way too long.
“ Please lads and lasses, that movie is as close as Hereditary with its stupidity, dont waste 2.5hrs of your life.
“ waste of time and money.
“ Expect to get bored several times in the movie.
“ I felt like I needed a shower as I walked out of the theater, and as someone who can normally handle gore, violence, and demonic films, that is saying something.
“Even with these criticisms I still found this film throughly enjoyable and would definitely revisit and recommend
“ Aster's Stunning Sophomore Entry .
“ His previous film, Hereditary, had a similar effect, but that film was at least original and compelling.
“ In the end, 'Midsommar' is just an extremely overlong collection of uninteresting scenes about uninteresting characters, that has zero atmosphere, dread, or tension.
“ I always found myself on the edge of my seat throughout the film.
“ Far too long .
“ Saw Midsommar at cinemas in a late night viewing, way too long a film for what it is and drags on into a borefest and painful acting.
“ Worst movie .
“ Actually the slow build-up here also works very nicely.
“ By that point, many will have given up on the movie and think it's been a waste of time even as the credits roll.
“It's like combining The Wicker Man and The Shining and adding some relatively intriguing variations and some decent effects.
“ When I watched the trailer my expectations were high and I was pumped, however after seeing it I realized that the trailer was better put together than this two and a half hour written waste of time.
“ Then we move into a slow burn look at a group of friends as they travel to Sweden to visit what they slowly discover is a murderous cult.
“I also want to leave the cinema thinking - wow I want to know more about this, I want to learn about the deeper meaning to it.
“ The director had a few different paths to take from there, and he took a more self-indulgent strange one.
“If you like movies with unexpected end then go and see Midsummer.
“ Absolute waste of time .
“ I think I get what the movie was trying to be, but it took such a slow and choppy path to get there.
“ It is incredible that with such unnecessary length the resolution is rushed and confusing.
“ Some people are going to hate this movie because it's a slow burn.
“ I enjoyed it to a degree.
“ Worst movie I've seen in ages.
“ Its visually boring, stale sound, or pure bad acting makes it laughable in parts.
“ Probably the most confusing movie of the year .
“ Don't waste your time on this one.
“ Try just a precursor of this banal horror story to reveal itself in the most ordinary fashion.
“ Smart, deliberate, beautifully shot slow burn that grips you from the beginning and holds on until they decide to let you breathe with the horror.
“ Although the movie does a good job at drenching everything in tension & dread (you just KNOW things are gonna turn crazy eventually, everything is done at a very slow pace and understandably a lot of people will lose patience before the outright horror/gore kicks in.
“ The plot was pretty slow and many elements felt left unanswered.
“ I spoiled a big part of the ceremony's purpose for myself but still found it fascinating.
“ I already saw Hereditary as a polarizing movie, but I can't imagine this appealing anyone other then people who like sick images, sad people put through sad things, and a pace slower then Heaven's Gate.
“ Pretentious, highfalutin snoozefest.
“ WORST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN .
“ It's slow, methodical, eerie.
“ There's nothing all that engaging about the story, and perhaps its most - or, maybe, only - intriguing thematic aspect is reserved until the very end - the final shot, even.
“ It's slow .
“ Just a lot of slow build up to nothing.
“ I thought Hereditary was great and I really wanted to like Midsommar but I found it quite predictable.
“ Like the characters, this movie delivers a try unexpected experience.
“ Slow, Overly Long, and Predictable .
“ Midsommar is a huge slow burning nightmare that slowly evolves into a very real and genuinely terrifying experience that will only freeze you and force your eyes to stay still, pondering at the screen.
“ Too long and very predictable.
“ It's visually and technically stunning - the cinematography, the colours, the composition are all exceptional.
“ After stomaching that, we are then held on tender hooks as to what is going to happen to our American friends in the movie and as the film moves on in all it's dreary tedious progression, i really wanted out of the cinema.
“ I just saw this movie, and I left the theater confused.
“ Midsommar is a very slow paced movie which can be boring at times if it weren't for the likeable characters and somewhat frequent humor.
“ You can't name this a movie, it is a waste of time.
“ Maybe a suspenseful thriller?
“ Just don't waste your time by seeing it.
“ This movie honestly was so visually stunning that I could not take my eyes off even during the horrific things that happen throughout, it's honestly mesmerizing.
“ It was a bit cliche, boring and slow at times.
“ When the group goes to Sweden there are a few moments of horror and definitely a feeling that something is not right (which you expect from reading the synopsis) but way too much of the ceremonies, chanting and communal wailing which I ended up getting a bit bored with and wanting more to happen.
“ Truly a waste of time , money and film.
“ It's unbearably slow, the violence is gratuitous, and it epically fails to be a horror movie on any level.
“The cinematography was stunning.
“ Save your money and time.
“ It is very simple, people brought to a secluded location to be carefree, with a pagan cult behaving strangely and slowly becoming more suspicious and sinister, the twist here is that it in a location where the sun never sets, you can see obvious similarities to The Wicker Man, it is perhaps a little too long, and as a "slow burner" it is maybe too slow at times, but the continuing strangeness, occasional shocks and tension keeps going, a reasonable folk horror.
“ Very thrilling and uneasy.
“ Honestly dont waste your time with this film i have no idea how this has a 7.8 rating on here at the time of me writing this.
“ This has gotta be one of the most laughable pathetic waste of time movies ever made.
“ It relies on building a slow creepy, unsettling atmosphere with these new group of people living with cultists on a day to day basis doing bizarre and unusual things in broad daylight.
“ Beautiful Cinematography but drawn out .
“Dani was well-played as the obligatory confused, wide-eyed innocent but the character was nowhere near as compelling as Edward Woodward's straight-laced virgin cop in The Wicker Man.
“ The film isn't engaging, entertaining or even close to terrifying, despite its undeniable technical competence.
“ Pretentious Death Porn Disguised as High Art .
“ The worst movie that could anyone watch, just wasted two and half hours for nothing!!
“The cinematography is flawless and some of the best I have seen in recent years, that alone makes the film worth watching.
“ The cinematography is just absolutely stunning with some shots that elevated the tension of certain scenes to an unbelievable degree.
“ That's not necessarily a bad thing, but after coming off the masterful Hereditary and what that film ended up being, this film did feel a bit directionless at points and definitely dragged.
“ The movie has a very slow pace and slightly overstays its welcome which might be frustrating for less patient viewers.
“ Shallow, Empty, Pointless .
“ Pretentious and self-indulgent .
“Take it from me, this is the worst movie I have ever seen, ever.
“ Yawn magnate .
“ It's slow paced, and as the plot evolves, you'll love that tempo instead of a rushed story.
“In brief; there is no horror, the movie is tedious and far from entertaining.
“ Underwhelming, with glimpses of genius buried beneath self-indulgence.
“ At one point i was trying to relate with the female lead.. I found it pointless because i was unable to.
“ Worth watching!
“ Still worth the watch for the shocking scenes and rituals, and just a mind blowing psychological movie.
“ Only a few problems, like being pretty slow and having many many questions unclear.
“ It's pretentious.
“ A shallow and empty exercise that mistakes vagueness for complexity and change for character work.
“ But other than that it is an uninteresting piece of drivel.
“ Dani is an extremely relatable protagonist as her struggles with mental illness and family ground her in reality making for a really engaging first act.
“ Also worth noting Christian the dull bf was sewn into a gutted bear before being burned alive.
“Many, many people will come away confused, annoyed, and disappointed, but if you are willing to arm yourself with intellect and ask some difficult questions, you will find this compelling and ultimately satisfying as a moving piece of thoughtfully executed cinema.
“The film is gripping, and I love that the narrative is unhurried, given room to breathe.
“ Don't waste your time or Money .
“ So for me, that was definitely the biggest let down because I was expecting even just one scene (like Hereditary when the girl's head comes off or the bugs etc) to have me on the edge of my seat due to the way the movie was advertised.
“ Dont waste your time.
“ One exciting thing would happen, then it would be boring for 30-45 mins, and that cycle would continue the whole movie making it difficult to follow the plot.
“ I just wish a lot of things were explained in the film better rather than ending it with more questions and a confusing state of mind.
“ UTTER WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.
“ There was no plot to speak of & the film simply went nowhere.
“ Confusing I don't get the story, if there's one.
“ Was dragged to this new story by the Mrs and sat through it thinking is this ever gonna end.
“ I suggest you find something more productive to do than watch this film, eg put pins in your eyes or watch paint dry.
“ boring, uncomfortable and comical .
“All in all, a very enjoyable film.
“ In fact, this entire film is so visually stunning and audibly seductive I was immediately drawn in.
“ Dont waste your time watching this movie, because the plot is meandering and has no story whatsoever.
“ All the characters and storylines went nowhere.
“ 'Midsommar (2019)' takes a very long time to get to a very predictable and, frankly, uninteresting point.
“ I left the theater just wanting more ultimately unsatisfied with what I was given.
“ Story was pointless, plotline was slow and uninspiring.
“ It is an interesting horror/drama movie that very well deserves to be experienced and proves that Ari Aster is innovative, has big ideas, understands how camera works and what it can convey, and definitely can be considered as one of the most important directors of this genre that is -thankfully to his and few others' recent efforts- redefining itself to be an interesting vessel to exciting and rich films.
“ Stupid, save your money and go to something worthwhile and uplifting.
“ Those who are mature enough to handle this portion of the movie will be richly rewarded with the most beautiful cinematography of the year and a compelling story that is so raw and so searing that it will likely leave you breathless.
“Initially I was expecting my predisposed thoughts about the film to be true, with a slow start and some questionable dialogue.
“ Without sense, bored, stupid and ridiculous.
“Even the history around their commune is dull enough that I felt like I was in school.
“ So many scenes that would've been quite shocking or chilling all lose their impact and even though what you're seeing is crazy it doesn't feel it due to the incredibly slow pacing of this film!
“ It took so long to get going and then I felt it went nowhere.
“While it takes the term slow burn to a whole new extreme and doesn't have quite the final impact of Hereditary, Midsommar is a truly unsettling film which challenges cinemagoers and pushes the medium forward in exciting new ways.
“ Dont waste your money .
“ Save your money.
“ Many will hate how slow it is, and others will appreciate it.
“ Unsettling music, obtuse camera work, trippy visuals, long drawn out scenes, head-scratching moments, a disfigured mongoloid, comical quips (both intentional and unintentional) Midsommar is a messy mixed bag.
“ Pointless and just missed the mark .
“ Decent, but way too long.
“ The movie is so slow and there's not a single horrifying moment in the film.
“The mid-section is very slow and does a phenomenal job at building anticipation.
“ I shan't waste my time writing a review of this EXCUSE for a film.
“ Save your money & time.
“ The thing I appreciate about it the most is how Aster transitions the viewer from nerve shredding terror to breathtaking catharsis in the matter of only one or two scenes.
“ It dragged on and on only for it to slow down even more.
“Throughout this film, I counted multiple times where the transitions and editing were simply stunning.
“ A difficult but gripping watch .
“ It has a slow pace and it is well into the movie before the "horror" begins to unfold.
“ By the first 10 minutes of the first act of this slowly paced horror experiment, it becomes clear that Aster is highly interested in portraying the psychological manifestation of trauma, mental illness, internal and external conflicts, along with family and relationships dynamics.
“ Strange Self Indulgent Film .
“ Can a movie be creepy, funny, horrifying and enormously entertaining throughout?
“ Another thing to praise is that visually it's quite a stunning film.
“ But I left the theater, and my mind wandered back to Hereditary.
“ I mean there is some scenes in it where you know it's funny but at the same time it's kind of gory and it's just stupid I thought the movie was pretty pretty stupid and pointless I was very disappointed I believe I wasted a lot of money and more than that I wasted time watching this movie.
“ Worst movie ever.
“ Ari Aster's work in this film is simply stunning.
“ Paid over $ dollars to watch this movie in the theatre and I fell asleep for about 30mins of it.
“ I found myself yawning throughout most of this sadly as it really is around 45 minutes too long.
“ I struggled to last as long as I did watching this rubbish - almost 2 hours of my life wasted before I walked out.
“ (The director was lucky to have that lightning strike twice, as his previous film debut had a riveting lead performance by Toni Collette as well.
“ Stupid, insulting - and a bit boring .
“ I will admit that all of the scenes in this film were necessary for the film but just dragged on far too long.
“ Although Hereditary ultimately explores similar concepts of a lack of control, there was at least active decision-making and answer-seeking from the lead, which was way more engaging, and her lack of control was more of a twist.
“ SAVE YOUR MONEY !!!!
“Another issue I had was that the whole creepy cult cliche is just that-a predictable cliche.
“ Save your money and time.
“ Now all the smug failed film school hipsters can claim it as a masterpiece even though it's a contrived faux intellectual mess just like hereditary.
“ A very long and sometimes tiresome movie, where you just don't leave because they promised you a horror film.
“ A complete waste of time.
“ It's a great horror film and being as though it's only Aster's 2nd feature, the next step in his career is an exciting thought.
“ Nonetheless, it is definitely worth watching.
“Midsommar is nonetheless entertaining.
“It is a slow movie, not scary at all, it's just a bunch of weird scenes.
“ The unique atmosphere, intriguing characters and stylish cinematography make up for some lengths and an at times simplistic plot.
“ Don't waste your money!!!.
“ Snorefest .
“k on LCD and then starts offing people in a slow, nom thrilling fashion...
“ The worst movie I ever seen!
“ Those intricate ritual details are interesting at first, but, soon one wonders if Aster and his editors fell so in love with them that they lost the thread along the way, more concerned with fetishistic attention to minutiae than telling a compelling story (Aster has recently said that he is going to add another 30 minutes or more to the already bloated 147 minute run time!
“ It's naturalistic and very well acted and will seem slow and underwhelming to the wrong audience.
“ Based on the trailer, I was quite excited to watch such a thrilling, interesting concept with a disturbing cult and likable cast members like Florence Pugh and Will Poulter.
“ Boring, pretentious "arthouse" film.
“ And it dragged for way longer than it needed too.
“ By the way, I had expected that the non-setting sun would make the atmosphere in the film more intense, something that did not happen.
“ It is long and tedious .
“ Also, I thought the film was quite pretentious and self indulgent.
“ Great SHOCKING INTENSE SUSPENSE Thriller that gets you going from the UNEXPECTED HAPPENS in the movie.
“ Consistent cinematography and sound, this film is a great empty-theater experience.
“ It's just a waste of time really.
“ There was never really a climax point where everything just broke down and went marbles, and that made it quite boring for me.
“Over hyped like most boring movies.
“ Coming off of his intense HERIDITARY, Ari Aster's follow-up certainly doesn't let up in the dysfunctional family drama department from the get go.
“Absolutely boring, Dani (the chick) just consistently has annoying crying fits throughout the entire movie, non of which are scary, sad or suspenseful.
“Clocking in at two and a half hours, it can at times feel like quite a sluggish viewing experience (particularly due to the slow burn approach of Aster's storytelling), and the film would have perhaps fared better if it were thirty to forty minutes shorter.
“ At least watch clips of it to see the stunning scenery and cinematography.
“ Don't waste your time or money.
“ My eyes were glued to the screen despite how slow and uneventful the plot was.
“ Dont waste your time .
“ Terrifyingly potent direction brings forth disturbing horrors that get a bit self-indulgent in the second half .
“ Bizarre but riveting .
“ Poorly written, poorly acted, and a total waste of two hours of my life.
“ The worst movie I've ever seen.
“ Im sure this movie will be highly regarded amongst the Director's cult following but it was just boring.
“ Midsommar is painstakingly slow...
“ Absolutely, the worst movie I have ever seen.
“ Well acted and the visuals are stunning.
“ But where my gripes come in that keep it from a perfect movie or even being better than hereditary (which I think despite being fantastic, for me hereditary wins there) are that it's too slow at parts.
“ I'm Swedish, and this was one of the worst movies I have seen.
“ I'll start with saying this is possibly in my top 5 list of worst movies only because after watching the movie a couple days ago I still don't know what I watched.
“ I think I nodded of three times and had to sit up straight in the theater and bounce my legs to stay awake.
“ That night, Josh sneaks into a temple to photograph scriptures in a mysterious book, he is distracted by a partially nude man wearing Mark's skinned face, he is hit over the head with a hammer and dragged away.
“ The slow takes throughout, especially during that scene, added effect with some suspense and just making it like the audience is there discovering what is happening.
“ Three anthropologist students are invited by their Swedish classmate to assist Midsommar festivities in his secluded hometown but what starts as a fascinating trip soon becomes a horrifying experience.
“ Really boring characters take a really long time to make dumb decisions in very predictable ways.
“ Only flaw is you'll get 'Get Out' vibes because storyline seems same and couple of times it's predictable
“I felt that the movie dragged a bit and didn't maintain a feeling of eeriness like heriditary.
“ This was the worst movie I have ever seen.
“ But once that gets released on blue-ray I'm picking it up and hopefully all of the confusing/unanswered questions will be reviled.
“ Ridiculous drawn out absurd movie.
“ Long, creepy and tedious...
“ Midsommar is a amazingly realistic movie which is because it can be real, what makes it so is that ure being introduced to an entirely new culture, which makes it open for new things and very unpredictable.
“ This movie was amazing visually and the way it was filmed, but the storyline was SO SLOW.
“ Completely pointless, horrible, demented and boring movie.
“ At some point, you stop being arty and start becoming pretentious, nonsensical drivel.
“ Worst movie I'd ever seen in my life.
“ Slow burn masterpiece .
“ The story is highly predictable in every way.
“ Apart from that, a thoroughly engaging if overlong 7 out of ten
“Don't waste your time!
“ If you are ok with slow pacing, and you appreciate good cinematography, I'd definitely recommend.
“ Like I mentioned before, worst movie ever.
“ At first an intriguing premise when dealing with the troubled relationship between the main protagonist and her boyfriend (who is certainly not of the same acting chops) then turns into a silly farce where a strange Swedish cult slowly turns sinister and to incredibly ludicrous extremes.
“ Me and my wife left the theater laughing and shaking our heads at what we just watched.
“ The "story" is essentially every cliché of the slasher genre mashed together: a group of young people naively go into the wilderness (Sweden, very scary place lol) and encounter messed up stuff.
“Save your money and 2 and a half hours of your life.
“ This makes most of the remaining of the movie revolve about poor repetitive ideas.
“ The heroine is going through intense grief.
“ Slower than a constipated sloth.
“Rosaldo argued that only by experiencing intense emotional trauma after the death of his anthropologist wife in the field could he understand how Philippine Ilongot headhunters feel compelled by rage to respond to family members' deaths by hunting for a victim and taking their head; before that he just wanted to analyze or interpet this as a interesting piece of "culture.
“ It was the worst movie I think have ever seen.
“I love slow movies, and I dont mind long running lengths.
“ The pace of the movie is extremely slow.
“ This movie is visually stunning.
“ One of the most boring movies Ive ever seen.
“ I was falling asleep until the first death occurred.
“ Definitely one of the worst movies I have seen in my life.
“ It was way too long, the acting is an abomination, and no matter how good the cinematography is, it can't possibly make up for the ludicrous mess of a film I just saw.
“ First of all, the cinematography: I really loved the opening of this film taking place in the snow with very dull, dark cinematography and imagery when placed in contrast to the beautiful sunny and warm cinematography that appears later in the film.
“ It's predictably unpredictable!
“ it's a bad acid trip that wears off the moment you leave the theater.
“ A drawn out and pointless plot, unlikeable and unrelatable characters, and so many scenes that range from boring to ludicrous all make for a movie that makes a pube muffin sound more appetizing.
“ This is the worst movie I've ever seen.
“ The only reason I won't give it a 10 is because the beginning did start of abit too slow for me.
“ Half of it there is wailing and howling, ridiculous storyline, don't waste your time, life is far too short to waste 2 hours and 30 minutes mind numbed.
“ Pretentious .
“ Just sort of glided on the edge of meh.
“ The bad news: This was the wackiest, most insane, Unintelligible, pointless movie I've ever seen The good news: It was well-made and showed me that the Swedes can be unbelievable party animals.
“ Once the third act of the film begins to unfold, Aster plunges into total self-indulgence.
“ A brilliant and thrilling slice of horror .
“ Utterly predictable from start to finish, overlong with pointless scenes, no psychological tension, no thrills, poorly scripted and plotted and containing lots of scenes which didn't make sense as in the characters would be all bitching or close or concerned about each other one minute, then when certain characters go missing for hours and days no one is concerned or raises it, or talks about them.
“ A waste of time and money .. It's a silly movie that has no goal and Its not scary .. its is a failure
“ We're terrified and disturbed by his films because they feel like realistic plots, as opposed to obvious fictional situations that, while entertaining, don't resonate and hit home as hard.
“Maybe hard to know what to expect from a new movie by such a director (who seems to love sects btw), but I had some idea that he would experiment more with the unexpected, shock / shame and discomfort.
“ When I first walked out of the theater, I gave it a solid 7.5. Days later, I bumped it up to 8.5 because I look back and the whole thing felt like a dream.
“ Don't waste your time and money.
“ I hoped they would be given some depth, but they ended up becoming cliche carictures.
“ However, that's the weird 'artsy' part of themselves talking who think a slow burn is a bright burn.
“ Don't waste your money or time unless you like tripping scenes which actually were pretty good, the rest of the movie sucks bigtime
“ The last 80 minutes I was just soooo ready to leave.
“ I find it amazing, there were so many shockingly intense parts that pulled me in further.
“ I lost track of how many times I said, "what the #%&*" at the pointless (pretentious) weirdness of it all.
“ I wouldn't be surprised if some people who have seen it walked out on it.
“ Plain boring and uninteresting .
“ Artsy pretentious garbage.
“ What a piece of crap, waste of time .
“ Too long, very boring, overly gruesome in parts.
“ Last but certainly not least, there is a stunning score, and in the end titles I noticed the score is composed by British musician Bobby Krlix, better known under his stage moniker The Haxan Cloak.
“ Sooo boring .
“ You are going to be immersed in the the amount of detail that creators have put to create rituals and related events look legitimate.
“SPOILERS :People calling this a generic / predictable horror movie might have missed the point ?
“ But even in the films slower moments it's still carried by Aster's distinct visual style and a fantastic lead performance from Florence Pugh, whose traumatic screams capture the same sense of complete anguish that Toni Collette did in Hereditary.
“ It dragged and dragged to convey something that should have taken no more than 75 minutes - tops!
“ The only thing scary about this movie is the 2.5 hours of slow torture I sat through
“ Endless boring goings on.
“ This movie was a waste of time, money, and my intellect.
“ As brutal as it was, this scene was breathtaking in its visuals, touching in its solemnity, as well as engrossing in the dramatic stillness waiting to see what was going to transpire.
“ Too long and not very scary, but well crafted and entertaining .
“ A suspenseful drama.
“ From the writer & director who brought you the, ok but slow & boring Hereditary comes this 2.0 version bore of a film which makes that film seem Oscar worthy.
“Dont waste your money on garbage liks this or i might also make a movie in an abandoned field with a barn to earn some quick bucks!
“ Overall the movie is enjoyable in spurts, but ends up feeling empty and forgettable.
“ This was just a foolish waste of time that goes nowhere.
“ Mind blowing .
“ Way more enjoyable than Hereditary at least!
“There are a lot of these good things in this trippy, at times nerve-wracking and sometimes wince inducing holiday to the woods of Sweden as we follow the grieving and anxiety ridden Dani and her group of "friends" that includes Jack (letting it all hang out) Reynor's self-indulgent boyfriend Christian, Will Poulter's girl obsessed comic relief Mark, Vilhelm Blomgren's unnerving Swedish national Pelle and William Jackson Harper's thesis driven Josh, who discover quite quickly that secluded European festival's may not be the smartest of holiday destinations.
“ I was disappointed and bored to be honest.
“ There is little that is exciting or compelling.
“ This has got to be one of the worst movies I've seen in theaters in a long while.
“ I expected a horror film, but it was so entirely predictable and boring.
“ It was the most annoying uninteresting tiresome movie I have seen the past decade or more.
“This is a movie with empty promises.
“ Everything quite predictable and not very engaging; because the director keeps distance with the main characters avoiding any empathy.
“ His direction whilst at times misguided and heavy handed is also undoubtedly skilled and there are one or two truly stunning moments that linger in the mind, the first coming merely minutes into the film.
“ My movie partner and myself, fell asleep several times during the movie.
“ this movie dragged on forever.
“ Quite possibly the most boring film I have watched in a long time.
“ Don't get me wrong it was sinister, but it dragged & you felt it after the 3 minute mark.
“ The costumes are aching to be copied by fast fashion, the set designs are intriguing and add a level of strangeness, the music by Bobby Krlic, aka The Haxan Cloak is very very good, reminding me of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Bjork and other (the best ones really) composers.
“Overall I'm giving this a 7 because I've never seen anything so bizarre, disorienting, unsettling, and yet riveting in my life.
“The characters in the film are quite intriguing.
“You can see it is made with attention to detail, and I always appreciate that, but the pacing is slower than needed.
“ The plot is relatively simple and predictable even though many critics try to interpret too much into the movie to forcedly fill the void.
“ People left the theater when we were there, people try and sound like they are intelligent by saying how mesmerizing and well thought out this movie was.
“ I found this film enjoyable and visually stunning, and also fun to think about.
“ *standing ovation*Overall, I left the theater feeling highly disturbed and appreciative of the art and intentionality that went into creating this movie (mostly highly disturbed though).
“ I'm a patient guy and don't mind long movies, but when the scenes are boring and dragging, it makes it unwatchable.
“ It overreaches significantly, but is endearing and intriguing almost because of that.
“ Helps keep the atmosphere tense and the overall compelling feeling high.
“ Midsommar doesn't try to scare you, but rather leave you unsettled with its countless memorable shots that will stay with you once you leave the theater.
“ The rest of this cliché story is fluff.
“ Easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
“ Worst movie ever .
“ Don't waste you time watching this film, you will see it as time you can never get back.
“ The simplest things such as the cinematography is a huge plus for those that may find this movie "boring" or "slow", I mean there's literally a shot of a rock that is just beautiful to look at.
“ It was a 2.5 hours torture method trying to bore me to death.
“ Its overlong and a bit dull, and nowhere near as good as his previous film, watch that instead.
“ Above all it is pointless it has no story I jush wish i could unsee it.
“ You will be bored and disgusted at the same time.
“ After this movie my heart was beating fast, I was truly immersed in the experience of Midsommar.
“ But the movie guys....?? Absolutely one of THE worst movies Ive ever seen.
“ However, boring characters, a lazy storyline, and unclear symbolism undo a visually gorgeous film.
“ It is a dragged out artistic vision, full of metaphors, allegories and foreshadowing details.
“ Worst movie i've seen in a long time.
“ A huge bore coupled with gratuitous violence and gore.
“ Best part is the film is rated 18 here in the UK, which helped me enjoy the film a lot as there's less chance of young groups of kids being there, and there is a lot of intense gore as well.
“ The first minutes while in America were very good, then when in Sweden, everything start to unfold, slowly, and gets really predictable.
“ Some will love the artsy side of the Horror, where as others will find it boring and self-indulgent.
“ It's a riveting story that is leaving many of us viewers confused, especially during the film's final act.
“ It's a good film that shows the way we celebrate midsummer, but it lacks some kind of unexpected development or climax.
“ Pointless derivative rubbish .
“ DONT waste your time and money.
“ Whether you love this film or hate it I think it's worth the watch.
“ Both movies have a slow pace and are controversially received.
“ Lack of plot .
“ Boring, nothing unique, and predictable .
“ So much promise destroyed by a total lack of story .
“ The beginning was interesting that it just got boring and over dramatic.
“ Otherwise it's a snorefest.
“ Midsommar has this bright white color palette the whole movie, confusing the watcher of what the time is or how much time has passed (which is brilliant considering the characters in the movie felt the EXACT same way).
“Wait for Redbox, Netflix or stream it on a pirate site but definitely, if you like quality horror flicks and don't wanna leave the theater pisst cause you believed all the hyped up, fake reviews, just avoid this heaping trash they're trying to push as a "horror", "supernatural", "suspenseful", "though provoking" movie.
“ Save your money!.
“The downside I found was that after the credits rolled it felt a little empty.
“ Then it became SLOW.
“ I can understand why people may not enjoy it as much as others, but personally I find Paganism, Cults, Communes etc fascinating & I feel much more creeped out over things that are weird & out of the ordinary than a few cheap jump scares & same old haunted house or murder films.
“ If you're expecting a thrilling, edgy and gripping fright fest - you'll be sorely disappointed.
“ Worst movie off all time.
“ It's set by a familiar nightmarish thematic that builds itself by distortion of time and place, igniting by an unbearable life-shifting trauma while shaping itself by an expressionistic strategy aided by stunning cinematography and camera tricks, and performed brilliantly in a simple and natural quality that enhances the sense of truthfulness to its alien environment.
“ I was very close to just leave the theater but I didnt because I wanted to see the ending and it was very meh and predictable.
“ It's slow.. it leads you down one path that plays off the experience of anxiety and other mental/emotional disorders.
“ An unnecessary long and boring remake of The Wicker Man and The Wicker Tree .
“ A waste of time and money .
“ Howevere, the "mating" scenes did bring the theater patrons to rousing rounds of louder and louder laughter; which was repeated, to a lesser degree, through a couple of other scenes.
“ Sad, Uninspired, Waste of time.
“ Slow, deja vu and not as good .
“ It did feel quite bit predictable in where it goes with the plot, and the ending I saw coming a mile away and was hoping for something better than what we got.
“ I am OK with artsy horror (I am a big of Argento and the like) but this was a little TOO artsy and not enough horror.
“ If he's a year deep into the slow breakup process (of a 4 year relationship), I'd say he's still being fairly sensitive for someone who's fallen out of love and is trying not to crush someone he clearly still cares about.
“ One of the worst movies I've ever seen .
“ But getting bored several times in the movie with a lot of repetitive ideas, this will decrease my rating to 5.
“ Save your money it not good even the trailer was a waste of time and movie was a waste of time
“ The only other movie I ever walked out of was Benjamin button .
“ Similarly, if you go hoping to get scared, that is about impossible with this slow hypnotic drug-fuelled film.
“ The movie does start off quite slow until they arrive at the cult.
“ Pretentious garbage .
“ I gave 9 stars because the story is fairly predictable, there are many visual clues that give the story away.
“ Using artistic editing and stunning cinematography to its advantage, the film presents a visually captivating array of images that wake the purest of emotions in us.
“ This is how the film actually starts with a lack of clarity and also at a slow pace.
“I think the way Danny was "trapped" into flowered dress at the end WAS symbolic f how the audience was TRAPPED into this suffocating boring film.
“ You'll leave the theater asking yourself what the hell did I just watch.
“ Waste of time.
“ Its a pointless brutal movie that will leave you with a feeling that you watched something really bad.
“ And it's a slow torture.
“ It did seem slow at times and a lot of Scenes were like wtf?
“ Ultimately, the film has nothing to say about its subject matter and offers few thrills, which begs the question why was talent and effort wasted on such a pointless endeavor?
“ Many aspects of the plot are literally shown to the audience in blatant drawings and banners, so it was a matter of waiting for those professions to come through and at the time it seemed tedious and predictable.
“ Worst movie ever made .
“ Pretty pictures, dull characters .
“ The climactic scene (while predictable) has a certain grand guinol quality that partly redeems the bloat.
“But the accommodation is stunning, with a beautifully folky decorated communal building for each of the four stages of the Hårga to live in.
“ The "shocking" moments became predictable and uninteresting.
“ It was also pretentious, self-indulgent and lacking a sustained coherent story.
“ This is easily the worst movie I've ever seen.
“ Honestly the only good thing about this movie is that i can say what is the worst movie I've ever seen.
“ Save your money .
“ Characters felt empty, even given the long run time to aide in giving them more depth.
“ Pointless and plot-less drivel.
“ very slow, getting more ridiculous as it went on.
“ Whereas the US scenes are dark and confined, taking place in small poorly lit rooms with the characters wearing drab costumes, once the film shifts to Sweden, the visual design changes completely.
“ Waste of your time.
“ Don't waste your time .
“ fler cheated of our time with out even getting a senses of impressions other then boredom.
“Unfortunately, it's predictable.
“ Contains a lot of blood and gore, violence, profanity, alcohol and drug use, sexual rituals, and very intense scenes.
“If you want a beautifully scored movie with remarkable cinematography that is painfully disturbing and gory but has little to no plot, then this is the movie for you.
“ Save your Money .
“ A surprisingly enjoyable experience .
“But it was also slow.