The day before the fourth of July, Herediatary writer-director Ari Aster's new brightly-lit nightmare Midsommar will be unleashed into a theater near you. And from what we've been hearing about the movie lately, it's going to be one wicked ride. Hell, even the movie's lead star Florence Pugh was shaken up by the flick. The Black Widow and The Little Drummer Girl actress took to Twitter to let us all know that she had finally had the chance to sit down and watch the movie, and it gave her a slight bit of trauma.
Specifically, Florence Pugh tweeted this.
"So.. I saw it. I'm currently sat. Staring. Wide-eyed at my food. Midsommar is one helluva ride folks."
So just to keep all of this straight; evidently, Ari Aster's new movie is so damn disturbing and scary that even the people who were there while it was filmed are still getting shaken up by the final product. Good to know! And Pugh's statements seem to be in keeping with the killer word-of-mouth that has been seeping onto these here internets following the movie's pre-screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in New York City, back on June 18th.
In fact, the movie currently holds a stellar 93% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: "Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with." Not to mention the powers that be behind the scenes at the MPAA recently slapped this new "Wizard of Oz for perverts" flick with a hard R-rating for "disturbing ritualistic violence and grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, and language." Hell, even that MPAA description is more graphic than most people would like to read out loud in public. That's pretty intense.
While we're here, let's talk about the specifics of Midsommar a bit more. Pugh's costars in this cult movie are Free Fire and Transformers: Age of Extinction actor Jack Reynor as Christian, The Good Place and How to Tell You're a Douchebag actor William Jackson Harper as Josh, and The Days the Flowers Bloom actor Vilhelm Blomgren as Pelle. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader star Will Poulter joins the cast as Mark, along with Our Happy Holiday and Broadchurch actress Ellora Torchia as Connie, and Les Misérables and Teen Spirit actor Archie Madekwe as Simon.
Hereditary writer-director Ari Aster is the man behind this new brightly-lit fright flick which follows the misadventures of a young American couple who travel with their relationship troubles to a fabled Swedish midsummer festival where a seemingly pastoral paradise transforms into a sinister, dread-soaked nightmare as the locals reveal their terrifying agenda. Lars Knudsen and Patrik Andersson produced Midsommar which features music by The Haxan Cloak, cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski, and editing by Lucian Johnston. Square Peg and B-Reel Films are the production companies behind this Pagan motion picture which will be distributed into a theater near you by A24 on July 3, 2019. This story comes to us via Florence Pugh over on Twitter.
So.. I saw it.— Florence Pugh (@Florence_Pugh) June 16, 2019
I’m currently sat.
Staring. Wide eyed at my food.
Midsommar is one helluva ride folks 🌸 #midsommar