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Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#1 Post by Big Ben » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:29 am

The teaser for Midsommar, Ari Aster's new film.

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#2 Post by Roger Ryan » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:02 pm

Big Ben wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:29 am
The teaser for Midsommar, Ari Aster's new film.
Is this what is considered a "teaser trailer" these days? Seriously, I don't want to see any future trailer for the film that shows me more than this one does. I miss the days when a horror "teaser" was a crack in an eggshell revealing a stream of light or blood pouring out of an elevator in slow motion.

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#3 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed May 08, 2019 2:46 pm

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#4 Post by Lost Highway » Thu May 09, 2019 3:14 am

I hope this won’t be the sophomore slump of Peele following Get Out with the underwhelming Us all over again. Hereditary was my favorite film of 2018 and one of the more impressive debut films I’ve seen in a while. Nothing about this is getting me very excited.

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#5 Post by Big Ben » Thu May 09, 2019 5:36 am

Lost Highway wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:14 am
I hope this won’t be the sophomore slump of Peele following Get Out with the underwhelming Us all over again. Hereditary was my favorite film of 2018 and one of the more impressive debut films I’ve seen in a while. Nothing about this is getting me very excited.
A24 appears to be at least pleased with it, having moved up it's release date up at least a month. I would take that to be a good sign at least. I have high hopes for Midsommar though, just like you. You, Dark Imbecile and myself were the only real defenders of Hereditary on the forum though. Hopefully we don't have to do that again. :lol:

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#7 Post by Kirkinson » Tue May 14, 2019 2:14 pm

Less evocative, less intriguing, and less scary than the teaser. I kind of wish I hadn't watched it.

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#8 Post by Finch » Tue May 14, 2019 5:42 pm

Yeah me too. It gives away too much. Still, that poster is brilliant and spine-tingling. I'm hoping I like this better than Hereditary.

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#9 Post by Lost Highway » Wed May 15, 2019 12:46 pm

I hope this is like the trailer for Hereditary. That appeared to give away a lot but actually was misleading about where the film goes.

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#10 Post by black&huge » Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 pm

How has no one brought up the obvious Wicker Man vibes? Is it because it's so obvious?

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#11 Post by Lost Highway » Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm

black&huge wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 pm
How has no one brought up the obvious Wicker Man vibes? Is it because it's so obvious?
I’d say so. It’s influence already made itself felt in Hereditary.

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#12 Post by Persona » Wed May 15, 2019 2:23 pm

Lost Highway wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm
black&huge wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 pm
How has no one brought up the obvious Wicker Man vibes? Is it because it's so obvious?
I’d say so. It’s influence already made itself felt in Hereditary.
I read the first 20 pages of the script, which this trailer strongly resembles (guess not a lot of revising was done), and it's not great. Very awkward in its characterizations and dialogue, so seeing bits of that here definitely has me feeling less than optimistic.

That said, the thematic set-up and some of the visual descriptions showed potential, so hopefully the script/movie gets better as it goes along.

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#13 Post by Lost Highway » Wed May 15, 2019 2:28 pm

Persona wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Lost Highway wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm
black&huge wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 pm
How has no one brought up the obvious Wicker Man vibes? Is it because it's so obvious?
I’d say so. It’s influence already made itself felt in Hereditary.
I read the first 20 pages of the script, which this trailer strongly resembles (guess not a lot of revising was done), and it's not great. Very awkward in its characterizations and dialogue, so seeing bits of that here definitely has me feeling less than optimistic.

That said, the thematic set-up and some of the visual descriptions showed potential, so hopefully the script/movie gets better as it goes along.
The cast of good looking young people heading for cult doom also makes this feel a lot more like a generic horror film than the toxic family drama of Hereditary. Florence Pugh has been great in everything I’ve seen here though.

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#14 Post by Mr Sausage » Wed May 15, 2019 4:04 pm

Anyone know why the title is spelled that way?

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#15 Post by Big Ben » Wed May 15, 2019 4:06 pm

Mr Sausage wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Anyone know why the title is spelled that way?
It's the Swedish word for Midsummer. The film takes place in Sweden.

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#16 Post by Finch » Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 pm

Persona wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:23 pm
I read the first 20 pages of the script, which this trailer strongly resembles (guess not a lot of revising was done), and it's not great. Very awkward in its characterizations and dialogue
Urgh, this sounds worryingly like Jordan Peele and Us where nobody seems to have had the nerve to tell someone who's just had a wildly successful debut that the script for their follow up needs more work before they start shooting.

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#17 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed May 15, 2019 11:27 pm

No one's had the guts to tell Peele even after the film was finished!

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Re: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)

#18 Post by barryconvex » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:39 pm

You, Dark Imbecile and myself were the only real defenders of Hereditary on the forum though. Hopefully we don't have to do that again. :lol:

I don't get to post as often as i'd like so i probably wasn't as vocal as i should've been but i want the record to show that i was and still am very firmly in the pro Hereditary camp. It's one of the best horror movies i've ever seen.

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#19 Post by Mr Sausage » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:01 pm

I defended the movie as well. So there are a few of us.

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#20 Post by John Cope » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:15 am

I love Hereditary, too. I'm actually surprised if there were so many detractors.

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#21 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:56 pm

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#22 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:39 pm

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#24 Post by Persona » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:06 pm

whatever happened to "deleted scenes"

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#25 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:51 pm

Persona wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:06 pm
whatever happened to "deleted scenes"
? - I mean I get what you're aiming at but why are we griping about the length of films here before we've seen them? This place is better than that.

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