Midsommar Ending Explained


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  • HSG Automotive
    HSG Automotive  1 months back

    I finally got around to watching this movie, and after Hereditary being one of my top 5 favourite horror movies of all time, I found Midsommar incredibly disappointing. Pretentious, plotting, insultingly stupid characters (which Ari should know better than to rely on for a story) and ultimately straight up boring. The couple of gore scenes stood out, and the opening suicide setup was easily the best part of the film.

    And don’t even get me started on the relationship bullshit in this movie. Worthless male lead, which makes the entire story multiple levels more meaningless, and a weak female lead who literally guilted herself into the scenario in the first place. Regardless of if he was the best boyfriend in the world, it was still her choice to go, and more importantly - her choice to stay.

    • MiNa ChAn
      MiNa ChAn  2 months back

      Omg...midSOMMAR there is no U. Why do ppl keep saying it midsummer

      • Adrian Crook
        Adrian Crook  3 months back

        2 gripes about this movie: (1) it's at least 15 minutes too lang. Needed better editing; (2) unlike Hereditary, I knew where this movie was going the entire time. I guess part of that where the diagrams, but even without them I never felt the "outcome" was in doubt.

        • Marinko Marinko
          Marinko Marinko  3 months back

          Their society wasn't isolated at all, they needed new blood. They were destined for extinction.

          • Cpt Clown
            Cpt Clown  3 months back

            Nationalism? What are you talking about lol it's clearly about codependency and toxic relationships. Too many people gotta make stuff political

            • Kenny Williams
              Kenny Williams  3 months back

              I didnt love this movie because I didn't feel anything meaningful in the movie had depth to it. Everything was, essentially, a shell game.

              • Gabriel Campos
                Gabriel Campos  3 months back

                Where is the Midsommar video with Dorina?! I want this so much.

                • Matt Mcgann
                  Matt Mcgann  4 months back

                  Wow i thought they were going to talk about the movie, what a waste of time

                  • Lemon
                    Lemon  4 months back

                    Do another one of this after watching the Director's cut

                    • Thelonius
                      Thelonius  5 months back

                      It's too long and lost it's mystique. This is a movie that should be 1 hour and half and it would be effective, but somehow it's stretched way too long. We see they enter a cult and all our senses say get out!! Hard to make that a 1 hour plus film. Would be better if we rooted for any of the main characters but we don't they are all selfish... or they would've left first day!!!!!!!

                      • The Watcher
                        The Watcher  6 months back

                        I felt comfortable at no point during this movie, ever.

                      • Anthony Wheeler
                        Anthony Wheeler  6 months back

                        An existential horror movie about nationalism? Makes sense!

                        • Surisis
                          Surisis  6 months back

                          Very unfortunate that you can only interpret a film through the lens of Identity Politics and Nationalism.

                          • Lacke
                            Lacke  6 months back

                            Its literally put there by the filmmakers. Check the interviews instead of forcing your personal politics into this

                        • churchsnake
                          churchsnake  6 months back

                          Nothing in this movie is subtle.

                          • Odin is the One
                            Odin is the One  6 months back

                            Yes it IS politics...
                            It's against Swedish and other folkloric types of cultures...Ukrainian, Polish, Hungarian etc...
                            It's against homogeneity..
                            It's ok for certain people but not for others.

                            • Odin is the One
                              Odin is the One  6 months back

                              @churchsnake 🤪😊

                            • churchsnake
                              churchsnake  6 months back

                              ​@Odin is the One surely you do not want me to put words in your mouth... go more in depth on what you meant/what you are talking about.

                            • Odin is the One
                              Odin is the One  6 months back

                              What do you think I mean Einstein?

                            • churchsnake
                              churchsnake  6 months back

                              Can you explain what you mean?

                          • Noah Pimm
                            Noah Pimm  6 months back

                            The movie is amazing a 10/10. But these people literally dig too deep and look for shit that no one cares about. But it’s interesting that some people see this in the movie.

                            • R.A.N.
                              R.A.N.  6 months back

                              Worst movie of the year!!!

                              • Tecumseh
                                Tecumseh  6 months back

                                I honestly think this movie has nothing to do with politics, just the human condition.

                                • Lucky A.
                                  Lucky A.  6 months back

                                  Good review. Thanks :)

                                  • Jason Fasthorse
                                    Jason Fasthorse  6 months back

                                    Sorry but I tuned out of this review after 7 minutes, I understand the ending so watching the video explaining the ending of the movie from other professional pundits is what I tuned in for not a ranty spill about nationalism or the modern pc culture. Geez stay on topic

                                    • rise above
                                      rise above  6 months back

                                      Can't wait to see it again for a third time

                                      • William burno jr.
                                        William burno jr.  6 months back

                                        YOU GUYS SOUND LIKE THERAPISTS , I NEED TO SEE THIS

                                        • Denise Matthews
                                          Denise Matthews  6 months back

                                          I just had a second viewing of Midsommar, and after hearing your review, now I will be processing even more, dig even deeper. I saw more details this time, and after hearing what you've had to say, I see even more clearly. This, again, is a film , like Hereditary, will stay with me a long time! Thank you, and I hope you both not only view it a second time, you will revisit this film again!

                                          • 0214Bub
                                            0214Bub  6 months back

                                            I saw this movie and was the only one in the theater. This is a totally messed up movie, but extremely beautiful to watch and oddly quite satisfying. What's more messed up is I think I understood what the movie was trying to accomplish. Spoiler alert, you basically know what is going to happen to this group of dysfunctional travelers in the first few minutes of the film. This is a movie the takes on politics, relationships, customs, mythology, and I think even leaves itself open for personal interpretation. While not for everyone, if you want something different I would recommend checking it out especially in a theater so not to miss out on the outstanding visuals.

                                            • rise above
                                              rise above  6 months back

                                              My theater was sold out I love watching peoples reaction to it

                                          • Mic Moore
                                            Mic Moore  6 months back

                                            First girl review I dislike a lot.
                                            I like Perry tho. However, the first girl made me not finish the video.

                                            • TheShockinglyEloquentDog woof

                                              am i the only one who saw some very heavy implication that somehow Chris and the red head chick made the next Oracle??

                                              • TheShockinglyEloquentDog woof
                                                TheShockinglyEloquentDog woof  6 months back

                                                @Frank Calderon exactly i thought i was tripping but his hair is noticeably red in some scenes then when they were having sex it even cut away to the Oracle

                                              • Frank Calderon
                                                Frank Calderon  6 months back

                                                TheShockinglyEloquentDog woof I don’t know if there was heavy implication, but I definitely had that feeling too. I was expecting a reveal that he was somehow related to her, but the only thing I ended up really noticing or making that assumption was because in some lights his hair looked red!

                                            • JonnySuite13
                                              JonnySuite13  6 months back

                                              Boy Haleigh got that soothing voice.

                                              • The Watcher
                                                The Watcher  6 months back

                                                She needs to make one of those night meditation recordings

                                            • El Ly
                                              El Ly  6 months back

                                              I didn’t feel manically happy after this film at all, and felt the outcome was just as tragic as Hereditary.

                                              Dani turned to murder for temporary catharsis, and willingly joined a murderous cult that’s codependent on Ruben (and his fucked up paintings)... a cult that acted like they shared Dani’s pain, yet willingly participated in the messed up ritual between Christian and Maja. Pelle potentially gets closer to want he wants—I’m assuming to be with Dani who he kind of groomed.

                                              Dani thinks she’s finally found something that resembles a family, and some kind of new freedom for herself, but in the end she exchanges one codependent relationship for another one.. and that’s hardly a happy ending!

                                              • Marinko Marinko
                                                Marinko Marinko  3 months back

                                                She was high. They, those mfers drugged her ass. I could see her trying to escape and end that cult with a furious vengeance. That society, without new blood would inbreed and go extinct. For the better.

                                              • Spenser Walker
                                                Spenser Walker  6 months back

                                                I liked the movie but I also thought it had an unhappy ending. I was surprised that she didn't reject the women who were mimicking her cries of pain and I hoped she would think better of getting revenge.

                                            • reel deal
                                              reel deal  6 months back

                                              Ultranationalism and fascism are characterized as follows: authoritarianism, purity, eugenics and scapegoating:1. All attendees stick to protocol, and those who don’t are swiftly and severely punished.
                                              2. The scribblings of Ruben, the oracle who is of purest blood, are seen as philosophically unblemished.
                                              3. The mating ritual between Christian and Maja is a eugenic plan to produce ideal offspring.
                                              4. The scapegoating of several “others” in the barn, along with “martyrs,” which took place as a fire ceremony, work as a purge that is supposed to provide for a fruitful future of the clan.

                                              • Nobody No One
                                                Nobody No One  6 months back

                                                You guys went in deep. I liked it. Interesting video.

                                                • Robert Phillips
                                                  Robert Phillips  6 months back

                                                  Too much politics. We get it...

                                                  • Ian Schmitt
                                                    Ian Schmitt  6 months back

                                                    If nationalism is so bad why do the muslims in Sweden live so tribalistic and insular much like the group from this film? At least The tribe from this film never firebombed an ambulance and only do the crazy ceremony once every 90 years

                                                    Just askin cuz nationalism is so bad

                                                    • Marinko Marinko
                                                      Marinko Marinko  3 months back

                                                      Nationalism is the worst. Borders are the worst. Racists are the worst.

                                                    • Ian Schmitt
                                                      Ian Schmitt  6 months back

                                                      @John Smith and the villagers from this film are more theocratic than nationalist, so how this film is a critique of nationalism makes no sense considering the standards you just brought up making a distinction between the 2 ideologies

                                                    • Marc E
                                                      Marc E  6 months back

                                                      And Baptists have had abortion doctors assassinated and fire-bombed clinics. You're going to find extremism in every religion

                                                    • John Smith
                                                      John Smith  6 months back

                                                      Ian Schmitt Muslims are more theocratic than nationalist.there is a difference.

                                                  • Grace Jin
                                                    Grace Jin  6 months back

                                                    The co dependency was nausea inducing. When she had to do the parade after winning the maypole contest and asked 'Can Christian come too?' it was enough to make me scream. It was like an overbearing child with its mother. Their relationship was so stale it was palpable. Really effective movie that I saw a week ago and is still making me think

                                                    • J Millzo Ryan
                                                      J Millzo Ryan  3 months back

                                                      I interpreted it that even though their relationship is toxic in many ways, she is still unsure at that point if she wants to leave the only remaining person she knows with these strangers. Or vice versa: go away with all these women she doesnt know. Also too maybe that Maya and him were becoming quite suspicious and she wanted him to come with her because she didnt trust him.

                                                    • Frank Calderon
                                                      Frank Calderon  6 months back

                                                      Grace Jin I definitely noticed the codependency throughout the movie, but for this particular scene I thought that she was becoming suspicious of him and Maia and that was setting up her wanting to go see what was going on in that room at the end. He also was drugged and was confused when they were all sitting at the table, so it probably also made her think that he wasn’t happy for her. Just my thought on it

                                                  • George Vivanco
                                                    George Vivanco  6 months back

                                                    I know some people that didn’t like it cause they went in expecting a “horror” film and I could give a f what genre you wanna throw this in, it’s a great film. Watching it again this Friday.

                                                    • sam
                                                      sam  5 months back

                                                      I take this anyday over the jump scare bullshit of current era horror trash. Midsommar is very high on my list of favourites.

                                                    • Marc E
                                                      Marc E  6 months back

                                                      I wouldn't call it a 'horror' film per se. I would call it a 'suspenseful and tragic thriller'

                                                    • George Vivanco
                                                      George Vivanco  6 months back

                                                      John Smith I agree, there are multiple genres of horror.

                                                    • John Smith
                                                      John Smith  6 months back

                                                      George Vivanco It is a horror film. It is just not supernatural horror. Cult horror is still horror.

                                                  • Dynamic Bedhead
                                                    Dynamic Bedhead  6 months back

                                                    Ari Aster continues to make masterpieces. Loved this film but was so overwhelmed after watching it. I uploaded my first reaction on my channel. It’s strange...

                                                    • John Smith
                                                      John Smith  6 months back

                                                      Dynamic Bedhead This movie was good but I think Hereditary is a better film. I enjoyed that movie a bit more.

                                                  • qb_here
                                                    qb_here  6 months back

                                                    Midsommar is ultimately bout a lonely woman and the folks who prey on her loneliness.

                                                    • neil Varma
                                                      neil Varma  6 months back

                                                      I swear only white people think nationalism is bad

                                                      • Marinko Marinko
                                                        Marinko Marinko  3 months back

                                                        Because they're over nationalism. Some of us at least. Nationalism is the worst.

                                                      • Ian Schmitt
                                                        Ian Schmitt  6 months back

                                                        @Erica C yea, a nation is within its rights to protect its interests and a nation is within its authority to freely associate and choose not to associate with.

                                                        Your definition throws the word detriment after the word "or". So stop painting like a bullshit artist and stop buying into globo homo 1 world government nonsense

                                                      • neil Varma
                                                        neil Varma  6 months back

                                                        Erica Comitalo nationalism is very common in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It was nationalism that was at the head of their liberation movements

                                                      • Erica C
                                                        Erica C  6 months back

                                                        This is the definition of nationalism straight out of the dictionary: “identification with one's own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations.” You think only white people are capable of seeing that selfishness and being self serving to the detriment of others is bad? That sounds awfully racist.

                                                      • John Smith
                                                        John Smith  6 months back

                                                        neil Varma and yet there are so many white nationalists

                                                    • smartguy1013
                                                      smartguy1013  6 months back

                                                      What was the blue sheet looking things on the grass on either side of the yellow building?

                                                      • Kenny Williams
                                                        Kenny Williams  3 months back

                                                        If I had to guess it was the color pattern of the Swedish flag

                                                    • neil Varma
                                                      neil Varma  6 months back

                                                      The movie is basically a guys plot to get his best friends girl

                                                    • Arshil Potter
                                                      Arshil Potter  6 months back

                                                      The Oracle guy is a product of inbreeding who scribbles random things which are interpreted as scripture. This explains how the director views the religion and how non-sensical he thinks it is, also the inbreeding thing brings up the theme of homogenity you guys are talking about. Sweden has a nordic cross in the flag, and the "Christian" character dying at the end and him being an asshole ties up everything you say about the nationalism.

                                                      • Landawng
                                                        Landawng  6 months back

                                                        I think Josh says something to Christian along the lines of "It's almost hilarious how unsubtle this is. That’s why you looked so guilty when you brought it up. Because you know that what you’re doing is unethical leechy and lazy and frankly kind of sad" lol

                                                        • Landawng
                                                          Landawng  6 months back

                                                          i thought it was pretty funny how josh put him in his place like that, thought it was a great scene

                                                        • LFC 77
                                                          LFC 77  6 months back

                                                          Landawng Why LOL? What's funny here?

                                                      • Phil M
                                                        Phil M  6 months back

                                                        Shocking movie.

                                                        • RCPRussell
                                                          RCPRussell  6 months back

                                                          I was shivering for over an hour after finishing this film, I felt so disturbed and unsettled, so it is fascinating to hear a viewer describe it as causing some actual cathartic emotion. The catharsis of the the final burning for Dani was something that almost immediately felt wrong and subversive, in the way it deepened her entrapment in (and new toxic dependency on) the whole cult. I can appreciate the ways that Hereditary may have been a better and deeper film, but this one definitely had much more of an effect on me.

                                                          • RCPRussell
                                                            RCPRussell  6 months back

                                                            @Marc E I understood all of that, that is not my point. Dani certainly feels catharsis, and rescued. But as a viewer (at least for me), a lot of the horror and unsettling nature of the movie was watching her fall for the trap of that new society and religion, and accepting everything that was wrong with it because it made her feel better. So her catharsis was the opposite of catharsis for me, and it is interesting to hear other people have the opposite emotional experience - that was my point.

                                                          • Marc E
                                                            Marc E  6 months back

                                                            Basically Dani had nothing. At the start, she lost her parents and sister in a murder-suicide and had an emotionally unavailable boyfriend and his friends treated her as if she was just in the way, and was not welcome within their peer group.

                                                            She was treated as an outsider, even with those she loved.... to the point she was being detrimental to herself, just to try and keep Christian happy. Even going as far as apologizing to him, when it was he, who should have been apologizing to her

                                                            So, by the end of the film, the community has accepted and embraced her as one of their own giving her the love and acceptance she deserved from Christian

                                                        • Mark Turi
                                                          Mark Turi  6 months back

                                                          I'm a history major/historian and what Haleigh says is right on. I research the nationalist movements in Central Europe and how this ideology caused the two world wars. In this case, the lifestyle of the commune is quite nationalistic. I also think there is a racial component to this film that was subtle.

                                                          • Crazymota
                                                            Crazymota  2 weeks back

                                                            What was the racial component?

                                                          • inspirefolie
                                                            inspirefolie  6 months back

                                                            There was definitely something about this movie that reminded me of "The White Ribbon"

                                                        • Rob Zombie
                                                          Rob Zombie  6 months back

                                                          Im suprised its not bought up how alike Midsommar is to the Swedish film Midsummer. A whole bunch of the plot is the same but Midsummer came out in 2007. I cant say I like Ari Asters 2 recent films a few shocks dont make a good movie but both Hereditary and Midsommar do have 1 actor performance that stood out.

                                                          • Rob Zombie
                                                            Rob Zombie  6 months back

                                                            @Megan Same really the mother in hereditary and the lead female Florence Pugh in Midsommar. Smart move on her part to be in such a different film after Fighting with my family shows good range

                                                          • Megan
                                                            Megan  6 months back

                                                            Rob Zombie what actors' performances stood out most to you? mine were the mom in hereditary and the main character midsommer. though, i think what stuck out in the newest film to be personally was the very particular choreography that the villagers were given. the visuals in midsommer were just, in my opinion, very well coordinated and the raw emotion definitely contrasted with such bright atmosphere

                                                        • Zachary Taylor
                                                          Zachary Taylor  6 months back

                                                          Jesus Christ I love this movie

                                                          • Chris Robinson
                                                            Chris Robinson  6 months back

                                                            Maybe I’m overlooking something but I don’t find this movie that deep or complex at all. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore it (in my top 3 of the year) but thematically and narratively I find it all to be surface level. If you’re a fan of genre you’ll see that there’s nothing in Midsommar that’s particularly new but Ari Aster has such an unique filmmaking voice that it feels as if it is

                                                            • Tomas Del Campo
                                                              Tomas Del Campo  6 months back

                                                              There’s SO much foreshadowing and the movie works because everything shown is realistic. Like it’s based off things people frequently do or legends

                                                          • Rule of 2 Review
                                                            Rule of 2 Review  6 months back

                                                            I think people are really misunderstanding Christian. He’s not truly “an asshole”. He’s a “bad boyfriend”. And those are not synonymous. He definitely is flawed and acts like a jerk several times, but it’s within the bounds of “we’re all jerks sometimes”. He’s not malicious. He’s in a relationship in which he’s falling out of love but clearly still cares for her and just doesn’t know how to act with her and with the relationship. I’ve been there. And it’s hard to know how to act. So this idea that “Christian sucks” and “Christian is a bad guy” is a fundamental misreading of him and the situation he’s in.

                                                            • Jeremy Adams
                                                              Jeremy Adams  6 months back

                                                              I don’t think he’s an asshole as much as he’s a shallow and weak person. And that is what largely makes him a bad boyfriend

                                                            • J Scott 4 Reel
                                                              J Scott 4 Reel  6 months back

                                                              Plus even if you think Dani "wins" the break up, what do you think happens after that we don't see? She integrates into the cult and lives happily ever after? Don't think so, it was just temporary catharsis and emotional release

                                                            • Rule of 2 Review
                                                              Rule of 2 Review  6 months back

                                                              NOTE: Danni clearly deserved better. She was sincerely hurting and needing something more than he was willing to give her. But he is in a very relatable and understandable position. The fact that she A) deserves better, but that he B ) isn’t an actual asshole is the genuine nuance to their relationship that we are *SUPPOSED* to be analyzing and being unsure how to feel about. That’s what *makes* it good. If he was a tried and true asshole to his core with malicious intent to make her feel bad it wouldn’t be a fraction as interesting as it is. Think about it. 😉