STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0
VERDICT – 1/5
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.
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.
Simon: So we just gonna ignore the bear then?
Ingemar: It’s a bear.