Midsommar (2019) Ending Explained

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  • Ron Babu
    Ron Babu  4 months back

    Mid Hereditary Sommer 😱

    • Patrick Clark Jr
      Patrick Clark Jr  4 months back

      ANYWAYS

      • tired bitch
        tired bitch  4 months back

        ugh all the men that review this movie think its a breakup film and I truly have to laugh

        • Cristina T
          Cristina T  4 months back

          g werenko Literally the director has already said it was a breakup film.

      • Benjamin Doherty
        Benjamin Doherty  4 months back

        Really great film. Same as hereditary, where you know what is going to happen, and the way it is shot is doesn't go through it quickly, you have to sit and watch the terror unfold.

        • Josh
          Josh  4 months back

          Worst movie I have ever seen. Absolutely no point, story line is misleading and extremes slow. Dont waste your time

          • bethann landerstyle
            bethann landerstyle  4 months back

            why did they have to kill Simon and Connie???

            • bethann landerstyle
              bethann landerstyle  4 months back

              @nicotine&gravy I think he decided that once she was invited but she was not intentionally invited I meant.

            • bethann landerstyle
              bethann landerstyle  4 months back

              @Benjamin Doherty Simon had flowers in his eyes and his lungs splayed out and Connie was drowned. At least thats what I read in the script and recall from the film.

            • nicotine&gravy
              nicotine&gravy  4 months back

              @bethann landerstyle No, he meant for Dani to be the May Queen. Also he just wanted to get with Dani..

            • bethann landerstyle
              bethann landerstyle  4 months back

              but wait so he meant to kill everyone,,even Dani @nicotine&gravy

            • bethann landerstyle
              bethann landerstyle  4 months back

              gotcha @nicotine&gravy

          • Cj Bray
            Cj Bray  4 months back

            Was not as good as hereditary but good in its own right

            • Cj Bray
              Cj Bray  4 months back

              Hereditary was aaaaamazing

              • d doubleyou
                d doubleyou  4 months back

                The acceptance of Dani into her new family, gave her a bit of stability in her life. I mean Christian wanted to break up with her and his friends didn't like her. Her world revolved around Christian once her family all died.

                • Toriana Jazel
                  Toriana Jazel  4 months back

                  Why was she laughing at the end ? I didn’t get it. And also why were the people crying and in awe after they set the temple on fire ? I was also confused about the tradition. So every 90 years they do this festival and bring outsiders to basically mate with one of the girls from the original people. But why do they then kill the guy that they mate with ?
                  I don’t understand especially if there is incest within the original people ?

                  • K O
                    K O  4 months back

                    She was laughing because the burning was a symbol of her burning all her emotional baggage and finding acceptance . The people "Share" in the pain of the people in the cult/thier family. Hench why they cried with Dani, cried in pain when the old man was alive, the women in the mating ceremony moaned with the girl losing her virginity, and started screaming in pain when they hear the sacrifices from thier own screaming in pain. Christian (the boyfriend) didnt have to die, Dani just chose him to be the sacrifice. And as they explained when Josh was prying for information they need to introduce people from outside thier cult every so often ( because inbreeding causes health problems and eventually infertility )

                • Lorenzo Holmes
                  Lorenzo Holmes  4 months back

                  Fell flat to me. I loved Hereditary though.

                • outpost34
                  outpost34  4 months back

                  SPOILER COMMENT:


                  I like Hereditary better for it's pacing, in that it's more re-watchable (I've also seen it 3 times). Midsommar felt was a sensory experience that made me feel dread and anxiety throughout its runtime - the opening 20 minutes is very traumatic and disturbing; really sets the tone for the movie.


                  I love the score and cinematography and was immersed for the most part but I did at times feel the nearly 2.5 hour runtime wearing myself out.


                  The blurry filter or special effects during the mushroom trips were really cool - I felt disoriented with all the backdrops moving about, peoples' eyeballs and faces distorting, the flowers on Dani's head pulsating. At first I thought the mutilated body Christian discovers had breathing lungs, but now I think it's because he was tripping on shrooms.


                  One small detail during the climax: Two pagans sacrifice themselves to the be burned. They're fed sap from the tree of yaw and told, "Eat this to take away your pain" to the first guy, then "Eat this to take away your fear" to the second guy (I'm paraphrasing). The second guy does appear to be unphased during the fire, but the first guy immediately screams in pain when he's torched. To me, this hints to us that the cult ritual stuff is kind of all bullshit, which is contradictory to what Dani has been told about this particular commune throughout the movie (they provide a good sense of community and family etc). It's cool because the commune seems like a lovely idea in theory, but this detail casts doubt on their entire idealism, not unlike people doubting cults in real life. I might be reading too far into this lol.


                  I liked that there was more humor here than Hereditary, particular Mark with his funny one-liners, especially the first mushroom trip scene. Even the awkward sex scene got laughs from the audience, whether that was Ari's intention or not.


                  Overall I'm stoked on this movie (you can tell because my comment is way too long). It sucks we probably won't get a horror trilogy from Ari, because I heard the scripts he wants to work next aren't horror-related at all. One can hope though.

                  • Mathusaworm
                    Mathusaworm  4 months back

                    outpost34 I have seen Turtlehead and The Strange Thing About The Johnson’s. Turtle head is nuts and silly and way weird. The latter is just plain fucked. He has another that is called Munchausen (not sure the spelling) that looks like a light hearted kids flick until you realize what is going on behind the scenes which is heavily hinted at in the title lol. He really is messed up and he loves taboo so if it is too disturbing to talk about openly he is probably gonna want to use it as a subject. So I think it is safe to say his films will not be easy viewing no matter the genre.

                  • outpost34
                    outpost34  4 months back

                    @Mathusaworm which of his shorts do you recommend

                  • Mathusaworm
                    Mathusaworm  4 months back

                    outpost34 to be honest though he also said Midsommar was NOT a horror movie and if you go through his catalogue of shorts you’ll see that he cannot help but swim in disturbing (like really really disturbing) waters. I think the dude will continue to make dark dark movies but brand to himself as like his version of a comedy, or his version of an action film but within those genre brands will be dark and disturbing stories that could be considered horror. Like how Midsommar was way more than a horror movie, I think it is safe to predict his films will be different genre films steeped deep in horror elements. Ari Aster is one sick puppy, and I love it.

                • JSantana159
                  JSantana159  4 months back

                  Midsommar is essentially the breakdown of a toxic relationship. When she caught him having sex, that was the final straw. The burning of Christian at the end(which was disturbing enough that she choose to have him burned) symbolizes Dani being over all the baggage that has weighed her down.

                  • outpost34
                    outpost34  4 months back

                    I think there's some ambiguity with Dani's facial expression in the final shot. I do agree that she burned down her baggage (metaphorically and literally), but I question her level of sanity at the very end. I think she is happy, but at the cost of going insane.

                • Upup Binweevils
                  Upup Binweevils  4 months back

                  Yeah I was two for two. But I felt what the movie was trying to make me feel so that's good. Hope the next one is amazing!

                  • Upup Binweevils
                    Upup Binweevils  4 months back

                    @Domino I guess isolated and and unnerved.

                  • Domino
                    Domino  4 months back

                    How did it make you feel?