No other movie that I have watched has polarized opinions as much as MIDSOMMAR. I had seen Hereditary before buying a DVD of MIDSOMMAR for the incredible bargain of $5. I believe it was during some sort of sale. Whenever it was, I took a gamble and bought the movie without having seen it before.
I got around to watching MIDSOMMAR later that night and I was not disappointed at all. It was a slow burn that kept me highly interested the entire movie. The pagan references and rituals reminded me of The Wicker Man. I am not complaining or trying to detract from MIDSOMMAR. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing influence or inspiration clearly on your sleeve. What is the old saying? "There's nothing new under the sun.".
MIDSOMMAR had me enthralled the entire time. It was fascinating watching the deterioration of the relationship Dani and Christian, the interaction between the group and students and the Harga, and the events leading up to the climax. I know the film is two years old but I do not want to go into too much detail. Someone reading this may not have seen it yet.
MIDSOMMAR is a great film. It is not a jump scare movie or a gore-fest. It is more of a psychological thriller that messes with your head and makes you think. You might even think of it as a cautionary tale about knowing what you are getting into before jumping into things such as a trip to an overseas land with an isolated pagan civilization. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.