Review: Midsommar

Grant Douglas Bromley

My name is Grant Douglas Bromley, and I'm a 26-year-old filmmaker and essayist who graduated from the MA Film Studies program at Columbia University in New York.

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  1. Valus Markel says:

    There’s a similar theme here to Aster’s last film, where evil is allowed to progress through complicity, largely due to a lack of communication and trust among the characters, as well as a willingness to overlook red flags. The desire for a just resolution is thwarted here, as in Hereditary, but now it has to do with the corruption of the protagonist, who is given a choice and chooses to sacrifice her unsupportive and, ultimately, unfaithful boyfriend. There’s really no turning back for her, at this point, so the audience is left with the impression that she fully assimilates into the cult. The comparison to Rosemary’s Baby is more apt where the female protagonist is concerned, since, there, too, she joins the ranks. While Rosemary went along for the sake of her baby (who she now knows is the child of Satan), Dani goes along because she embraces her own darkness even more unequivocally.

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