Midsommar (2019)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 


PROS –
1) A group of friends travels to Sweden to attend a folk-festival of a small community that occurs once every 90 years and they find themselves in the middle of a murderous pagan cult ceremony.

 

 

CONS –
1) 148 minutes run time for a mediocre movie is not at all justified. The writer-director Ari Aster definitely got his own style but this movie is style over substance.
2) It’s a formulaic “cabin in the woods” plot. This time the “cabin” is replaced by a Swedish community and the ghost is replaced by the cult. One can smell the sacrificial murders from a mile.
3) The entire Dani’s sister‘s suicide plot is irrelevant to the story and adds nothing to the movie.

 

 


QUOTE –
Simon: So we just gonna ignore the bear then?
Ingemar: It’s a bear.

The Square (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) The thief subplot
2) Cinematography: long take scenes with the camera planted at the same location.
3) Terry Notary’s ape imitation.

 

Cons –
1) A social satire on contemporary art, censorship and someone’s personal life? What’s the outcome here? What is the story trying to establish?

 

Quote –
Christian: If you place an object in a museum does that make this object a piece of art?

Kung Fury (2015)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) 80s nostalgia summarised in 31 minutes
2) Kung Fury vs Nazi Army : Steet Fighter
3) Epic Characters : Barbarianna, Katana, Hoff 9000 / Hackerman etc.
4) Epic / Sci-Fi / Spoof / Fantasy – all in a shoe-string budget.
5) CGI – Poor but smart

 

Cons –

1) McGruber rip-off.

 

 
Quote –
Babe: What are you gonna do?
Kung Fury: My job.