Midsommar Ending Explained


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  • Adrian Crook
    Adrian Crook  21 hours back

    2 gripes about this movie: (1) it's at least 15 minutes too lang. Needed better editing; (2) unlike Hereditary, I knew where this movie was going the entire time. I guess part of that where the diagrams, but even without them I never felt the "outcome" was in doubt.

    • Marinko Marinko
      Marinko Marinko  2 days back

      Their society wasn't isolated at all, they needed new blood. They were destined for extinction.

      • Cpt Clown
        Cpt Clown  6 days back

        Nationalism? What are you talking about lol it's clearly about codependency and toxic relationships. Too many people gotta make stuff political

        • Kenny Williams
          Kenny Williams  2 weeks back

          I didnt love this movie because I didn't feel anything meaningful in the movie had depth to it. Everything was, essentially, a shell game.

          • Gabriel Campos
            Gabriel Campos  2 weeks back

            Where is the Midsommar video with Dorina?! I want this so much.

            • Matt Mcgann
              Matt Mcgann  4 weeks back

              Wow i thought they were going to talk about the movie, what a waste of time

              • Lemon
                Lemon  4 weeks back

                Do another one of this after watching the Director's cut

                • Thelonius
                  Thelonius  2 months back

                  It's too long and lost it's mystique. This is a movie that should be 1 hour and half and it would be effective, but somehow it's stretched way too long. We see they enter a cult and all our senses say get out!! Hard to make that a 1 hour plus film. Would be better if we rooted for any of the main characters but we don't they are all selfish... or they would've left first day!!!!!!!

                  • The Watcher
                    The Watcher  3 months back

                    I felt comfortable at no point during this movie, ever.

                  • Anthony Wheeler
                    Anthony Wheeler  3 months back

                    An existential horror movie about nationalism? Makes sense!

                    • Surisis
                      Surisis  3 months back

                      Very unfortunate that you can only interpret a film through the lens of Identity Politics and Nationalism.

                      • Lacke
                        Lacke  3 months back

                        Its literally put there by the filmmakers. Check the interviews instead of forcing your personal politics into this

                    • churchsnake
                      churchsnake  3 months back

                      Nothing in this movie is subtle.

                      • Odin is the One
                        Odin is the One  3 months back

                        Yes it IS politics...
                        It's against Swedish and other folkloric types of cultures...Ukrainian, Polish, Hungarian etc...
                        It's against homogeneity..
                        It's ok for certain people but not for others.

                        • Odin is the One
                          Odin is the One  3 months back

                          @churchsnake 🤪😊

                        • churchsnake
                          churchsnake  3 months back

                          ​@Odin is the One surely you do not want me to put words in your mouth... go more in depth on what you meant/what you are talking about.

                        • Odin is the One
                          Odin is the One  3 months back

                          What do you think I mean Einstein?

                        • churchsnake
                          churchsnake  3 months back

                          Can you explain what you mean?

                      • Noah Pimm
                        Noah Pimm  3 months back

                        The movie is amazing a 10/10. But these people literally dig too deep and look for shit that no one cares about. But it’s interesting that some people see this in the movie.

                        • fliplife67
                          fliplife67  3 months back

                          Worst movie of the year!!!

                          • Tecumseh
                            Tecumseh  3 months back

                            I honestly think this movie has nothing to do with politics, just the human condition.

                            • Lucky A.
                              Lucky A.  3 months back

                              Good review. Thanks :)

                              • Jason Fasthorse
                                Jason Fasthorse  3 months back

                                Sorry but I tuned out of this review after 7 minutes, I understand the ending so watching the video explaining the ending of the movie from other professional pundits is what I tuned in for not a ranty spill about nationalism or the modern pc culture. Geez stay on topic

                                • eternal soul
                                  eternal soul  3 months back

                                  Can't wait to see it again for a third time

                                  • William burno jr.
                                    William burno jr.  3 months back

                                    YOU GUYS SOUND LIKE THERAPISTS , I NEED TO SEE THIS

                                    • Denise Matthews
                                      Denise Matthews  3 months back

                                      I just had a second viewing of Midsommar, and after hearing your review, now I will be processing even more, dig even deeper. I saw more details this time, and after hearing what you've had to say, I see even more clearly. This, again, is a film , like Hereditary, will stay with me a long time! Thank you, and I hope you both not only view it a second time, you will revisit this film again!

                                      • 0214Bub
                                        0214Bub  3 months back

                                        I saw this movie and was the only one in the theater. This is a totally messed up movie, but extremely beautiful to watch and oddly quite satisfying. What's more messed up is I think I understood what the movie was trying to accomplish. Spoiler alert, you basically know what is going to happen to this group of dysfunctional travelers in the first few minutes of the film. This is a movie the takes on politics, relationships, customs, mythology, and I think even leaves itself open for personal interpretation. While not for everyone, if you want something different I would recommend checking it out especially in a theater so not to miss out on the outstanding visuals.

                                        • eternal soul
                                          eternal soul  3 months back

                                          My theater was sold out I love watching peoples reaction to it

                                      • Mic Moore
                                        Mic Moore  3 months back

                                        First girl review I dislike a lot.
                                        I like Perry tho. However, the first girl made me not finish the video.

                                        • TheShockinglyEloquentDog woof

                                          am i the only one who saw some very heavy implication that somehow Chris and the red head chick made the next Oracle??

                                          • TheShockinglyEloquentDog woof
                                            TheShockinglyEloquentDog woof  3 months back

                                            @Frank Calderon exactly i thought i was tripping but his hair is noticeably red in some scenes then when they were having sex it even cut away to the Oracle

                                          • Frank Calderon
                                            Frank Calderon  3 months back

                                            TheShockinglyEloquentDog woof I don’t know if there was heavy implication, but I definitely had that feeling too. I was expecting a reveal that he was somehow related to her, but the only thing I ended up really noticing or making that assumption was because in some lights his hair looked red!

                                        • JonnySuite13
                                          JonnySuite13  3 months back

                                          Boy Haleigh got that soothing voice.

                                          • The Watcher
                                            The Watcher  3 months back

                                            She needs to make one of those night meditation recordings

                                        • El Ly
                                          El Ly  3 months back

                                          I didn’t feel manically happy after this film at all, and felt the outcome was just as tragic as Hereditary.

                                          Dani turned to murder for temporary catharsis, and willingly joined a murderous cult that’s codependent on Ruben (and his fucked up paintings)... a cult that acted like they shared Dani’s pain, yet willingly participated in the messed up ritual between Christian and Maja. Pelle potentially gets closer to want he wants—I’m assuming to be with Dani who he kind of groomed.

                                          Dani thinks she’s finally found something that resembles a family, and some kind of new freedom for herself, but in the end she exchanges one codependent relationship for another one.. and that’s hardly a happy ending!

                                          • Marinko Marinko
                                            Marinko Marinko  2 days back

                                            She was high. They, those mfers drugged her ass. I could see her trying to escape and end that cult with a furious vengeance. That society, without new blood would inbreed and go extinct. For the better.

                                          • Spenser Walker
                                            Spenser Walker  3 months back

                                            I liked the movie but I also thought it had an unhappy ending. I was surprised that she didn't reject the women who were mimicking her cries of pain and I hoped she would think better of getting revenge.

                                        • reel deal
                                          reel deal  3 months back

                                          Ultranationalism and fascism are characterized as follows: authoritarianism, purity, eugenics and scapegoating:1. All attendees stick to protocol, and those who don’t are swiftly and severely punished.
                                          2. The scribblings of Ruben, the oracle who is of purest blood, are seen as philosophically unblemished.
                                          3. The mating ritual between Christian and Maja is a eugenic plan to produce ideal offspring.
                                          4. The scapegoating of several “others” in the barn, along with “martyrs,” which took place as a fire ceremony, work as a purge that is supposed to provide for a fruitful future of the clan.

                                          • Nobody No One
                                            Nobody No One  3 months back

                                            You guys went in deep. I liked it. Interesting video.

                                            • Robert Phillips
                                              Robert Phillips  3 months back

                                              Too much politics. We get it...

                                              • Ian Schmitt
                                                Ian Schmitt  3 months back

                                                If nationalism is so bad why do the muslims in Sweden live so tribalistic and insular much like the group from this film? At least The tribe from this film never firebombed an ambulance and only do the crazy ceremony once every 90 years

                                                Just askin cuz nationalism is so bad

                                                • Marinko Marinko
                                                  Marinko Marinko  2 days back

                                                  Nationalism is the worst. Borders are the worst. Racists are the worst.

                                                • Ian Schmitt
                                                  Ian Schmitt  3 months back

                                                  @John Smith and the villagers from this film are more theocratic than nationalist, so how this film is a critique of nationalism makes no sense considering the standards you just brought up making a distinction between the 2 ideologies

                                                • Marc E
                                                  Marc E  3 months back

                                                  And Baptists have had abortion doctors assassinated and fire-bombed clinics. You're going to find extremism in every religion

                                                • John Smith
                                                  John Smith  3 months back

                                                  Ian Schmitt Muslims are more theocratic than nationalist.there is a difference.

                                              • Grace Jin
                                                Grace Jin  3 months back

                                                The co dependency was nausea inducing. When she had to do the parade after winning the maypole contest and asked 'Can Christian come too?' it was enough to make me scream. It was like an overbearing child with its mother. Their relationship was so stale it was palpable. Really effective movie that I saw a week ago and is still making me think

                                                • Frank Calderon
                                                  Frank Calderon  3 months back

                                                  Grace Jin I definitely noticed the codependency throughout the movie, but for this particular scene I thought that she was becoming suspicious of him and Maia and that was setting up her wanting to go see what was going on in that room at the end. He also was drugged and was confused when they were all sitting at the table, so it probably also made her think that he wasn’t happy for her. Just my thought on it

                                              • George Vivanco
                                                George Vivanco  3 months back

                                                I know some people that didn’t like it cause they went in expecting a “horror” film and I could give a f what genre you wanna throw this in, it’s a great film. Watching it again this Friday.

                                                • sam
                                                  sam  2 months back

                                                  I take this anyday over the jump scare bullshit of current era horror trash. Midsommar is very high on my list of favourites.

                                                • Marc E
                                                  Marc E  3 months back

                                                  I wouldn't call it a 'horror' film per se. I would call it a 'suspenseful and tragic thriller'

                                                • George Vivanco
                                                  George Vivanco  3 months back

                                                  John Smith I agree, there are multiple genres of horror.

                                                • John Smith
                                                  John Smith  3 months back

                                                  George Vivanco It is a horror film. It is just not supernatural horror. Cult horror is still horror.

                                              • Dynamic Bedhead
                                                Dynamic Bedhead  3 months back

                                                Ari Aster continues to make masterpieces. Loved this film but was so overwhelmed after watching it. I uploaded my first reaction on my channel. It’s strange...

                                                • John Smith
                                                  John Smith  3 months back

                                                  Dynamic Bedhead This movie was good but I think Hereditary is a better film. I enjoyed that movie a bit more.

                                              • qb_here
                                                qb_here  3 months back

                                                Midsommar is ultimately bout a lonely woman and the folks who prey on her loneliness.

                                                • neil Varma
                                                  neil Varma  3 months back

                                                  I swear only white people think nationalism is bad

                                                  • Marinko Marinko
                                                    Marinko Marinko  2 days back

                                                    Because they're over nationalism. Some of us at least. Nationalism is the worst.

                                                  • Ian Schmitt
                                                    Ian Schmitt  3 months back

                                                    @Erica Comitalo yea, a nation is within its rights to protect its interests and a nation is within its authority to freely associate and choose not to associate with.

                                                    Your definition throws the word detriment after the word "or". So stop painting like a bullshit artist and stop buying into globo homo 1 world government nonsense

                                                  • neil Varma
                                                    neil Varma  3 months back

                                                    Erica Comitalo nationalism is very common in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It was nationalism that was at the head of their liberation movements

                                                  • Erica Comitalo
                                                    Erica Comitalo  3 months back

                                                    This is the definition of nationalism straight out of the dictionary: “identification with one's own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations.” You think only white people are capable of seeing that selfishness and being self serving to the detriment of others is bad? That sounds awfully racist.

                                                  • John Smith
                                                    John Smith  3 months back

                                                    neil Varma and yet there are so many white nationalists

                                                • smartguy1013
                                                  smartguy1013  3 months back

                                                  What was the blue sheet looking things on the grass on either side of the yellow building?

                                                  • Kenny Williams
                                                    Kenny Williams  2 weeks back

                                                    If I had to guess it was the color pattern of the Swedish flag

                                                • neil Varma
                                                  neil Varma  3 months back

                                                  The movie is basically a guys plot to get his best friends girl

                                                • Arshil Potter
                                                  Arshil Potter  3 months back

                                                  The Oracle guy is a product of inbreeding who scribbles random things which are interpreted as scripture. This explains how the director views the religion and how non-sensical he thinks it is, also the inbreeding thing brings up the theme of homogenity you guys are talking about. Sweden has a nordic cross in the flag, and the "Christian" character dying at the end and him being an asshole ties up everything you say about the nationalism.

                                                  • Landawng
                                                    Landawng  3 months back

                                                    I think Josh says something to Christian along the lines of "It's almost hilarious how unsubtle this is. That’s why you looked so guilty when you brought it up. Because you know that what you’re doing is unethical leechy and lazy and frankly kind of sad" lol

                                                    • Landawng
                                                      Landawng  3 months back

                                                      i thought it was pretty funny how josh put him in his place like that, thought it was a great scene

                                                    • LFC 77
                                                      LFC 77  3 months back

                                                      Landawng Why LOL? What's funny here?

                                                  • Phil M
                                                    Phil M  3 months back

                                                    Shocking movie.

                                                    • RCPRussell
                                                      RCPRussell  3 months back

                                                      I was shivering for over an hour after finishing this film, I felt so disturbed and unsettled, so it is fascinating to hear a viewer describe it as causing some actual cathartic emotion. The catharsis of the the final burning for Dani was something that almost immediately felt wrong and subversive, in the way it deepened her entrapment in (and new toxic dependency on) the whole cult. I can appreciate the ways that Hereditary may have been a better and deeper film, but this one definitely had much more of an effect on me.

                                                      • RCPRussell
                                                        RCPRussell  3 months back

                                                        @Marc E I understood all of that, that is not my point. Dani certainly feels catharsis, and rescued. But as a viewer (at least for me), a lot of the horror and unsettling nature of the movie was watching her fall for the trap of that new society and religion, and accepting everything that was wrong with it because it made her feel better. So her catharsis was the opposite of catharsis for me, and it is interesting to hear other people have the opposite emotional experience - that was my point.

                                                      • Marc E
                                                        Marc E  3 months back

                                                        Basically Dani had nothing. At the start, she lost her parents and sister in a murder-suicide and had an emotionally unavailable boyfriend and his friends treated her as if she was just in the way, and was not welcome within their peer group.

                                                        She was treated as an outsider, even with those she loved.... to the point she was being detrimental to herself, just to try and keep Christian happy. Even going as far as apologizing to him, when it was he, who should have been apologizing to her

                                                        So, by the end of the film, the community has accepted and embraced her as one of their own giving her the love and acceptance she deserved from Christian

                                                    • Mark Turi
                                                      Mark Turi  3 months back

                                                      I'm a history major/historian and what Haleigh says is right on. I research the nationalist movements in Central Europe and how this ideology caused the two world wars. In this case, the lifestyle of the commune is quite nationalistic. I also think there is a racial component to this film that was subtle.

                                                      • inspirefolie
                                                        inspirefolie  3 months back

                                                        There was definitely something about this movie that reminded me of "The White Ribbon"

                                                    • Rob Zombie
                                                      Rob Zombie  3 months back

                                                      Im suprised its not bought up how alike Midsommar is to the Swedish film Midsummer. A whole bunch of the plot is the same but Midsummer came out in 2007. I cant say I like Ari Asters 2 recent films a few shocks dont make a good movie but both Hereditary and Midsommar do have 1 actor performance that stood out.

                                                      • Rob Zombie
                                                        Rob Zombie  3 months back

                                                        @Megan Same really the mother in hereditary and the lead female Florence Pugh in Midsommar. Smart move on her part to be in such a different film after Fighting with my family shows good range

                                                      • Megan
                                                        Megan  3 months back

                                                        Rob Zombie what actors' performances stood out most to you? mine were the mom in hereditary and the main character midsommer. though, i think what stuck out in the newest film to be personally was the very particular choreography that the villagers were given. the visuals in midsommer were just, in my opinion, very well coordinated and the raw emotion definitely contrasted with such bright atmosphere

                                                    • Zachary Taylor
                                                      Zachary Taylor  3 months back

                                                      Jesus Christ I love this movie

                                                      • Chris Robinson
                                                        Chris Robinson  3 months back

                                                        Maybe I’m overlooking something but I don’t find this movie that deep or complex at all. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore it (in my top 3 of the year) but thematically and narratively I find it all to be surface level. If you’re a fan of genre you’ll see that there’s nothing in Midsommar that’s particularly new but Ari Aster has such an unique filmmaking voice that it feels as if it is

                                                        • Tomas Del Campo
                                                          Tomas Del Campo  3 months back

                                                          There’s SO much foreshadowing and the movie works because everything shown is realistic. Like it’s based off things people frequently do or legends

                                                      • Rule of 2 Review
                                                        Rule of 2 Review  3 months back

                                                        I think people are really misunderstanding Christian. He’s not truly “an asshole”. He’s a “bad boyfriend”. And those are not synonymous. He definitely is flawed and acts like a jerk several times, but it’s within the bounds of “we’re all jerks sometimes”. He’s not malicious. He’s in a relationship in which he’s falling out of love but clearly still cares for her and just doesn’t know how to act with her and with the relationship. I’ve been there. And it’s hard to know how to act. So this idea that “Christian sucks” and “Christian is a bad guy” is a fundamental misreading of him and the situation he’s in.

                                                        • Jeremy Adams
                                                          Jeremy Adams  3 months back

                                                          I don’t think he’s an asshole as much as he’s a shallow and weak person. And that is what largely makes him a bad boyfriend

                                                        • J Scott 4 Reel
                                                          J Scott 4 Reel  3 months back

                                                          Plus even if you think Dani "wins" the break up, what do you think happens after that we don't see? She integrates into the cult and lives happily ever after? Don't think so, it was just temporary catharsis and emotional release

                                                        • Rule of 2 Review
                                                          Rule of 2 Review  3 months back

                                                          NOTE: Danni clearly deserved better. She was sincerely hurting and needing something more than he was willing to give her. But he is in a very relatable and understandable position. The fact that she A) deserves better, but that he B ) isn’t an actual asshole is the genuine nuance to their relationship that we are *SUPPOSED* to be analyzing and being unsure how to feel about. That’s what *makes* it good. If he was a tried and true asshole to his core with malicious intent to make her feel bad it wouldn’t be a fraction as interesting as it is. Think about it. 😉

                                                      • emaila1981
                                                        emaila1981  3 months back

                                                        Midsommar: Endgame - Explained.

                                                        • Seir4
                                                          Seir4  3 months back

                                                          I don’t understand how the Christian is an asshole. He doesn’t want to be with Danny, yet he understands her circumstances, he sticks along with her, tries to comfort her, swallows his emotions in order to make her feel better about her family. He’s clearly over the relationship, but that doesn’t make him an asshole. Can’t blame him for falling out of love. Also he struggles to even come up with a decision in the beginning and whenever she calls him, he answers and goes straight to her. This is a guy who’s struggling with the idea of falling in love again and moving on. He’s a victim of circumstances just like Danny

                                                          • Marc E
                                                            Marc E  3 months back

                                                            He's with her, not out of love, but rather pity

                                                          • I, Tito
                                                            I, Tito  3 months back

                                                            @Payam Sharifi It's a codependent relationship. He did ask Mark what if he wants her back?

                                                          • Payam Sharifi
                                                            Payam Sharifi  3 months back

                                                            You don't think it's fucked up when he blames her for her sister's outbursts? Or how he never genuinely apologizes and she's the one who ends up apologizing?

                                                          • Jason Tran
                                                            Jason Tran  3 months back

                                                            Good point. I guess it falls into what part in the viewers life have they gone through. On Christian's side or Danny's side. I am still confused if I like the movie or not. It definitely stuck to me in a weird way.