Midsommar Ending Explained Breakdown + Full Spoiler Talk Review & Analysis On The 2019 Horror

  • Published: 03 July 2019
  • Midsommar: Ending Explained Breakdown + Full Spoiler Talk Review & Analysis On The Ari Aster Horror by Deffinition, I discuss everything in the Final Scene, the May Queen, Dani, Christian, Pelle, The Hargas and Halsingland

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    Midsommar Plot Recap
    At it’s core Midsommar is a film about the breakdown of a toxic relationship that just so happens to be set against terrifying circumstances. We follow Dani, played expertly by Florence Pugh, who after the loss of her family due to a heartbreaking tragedy, finds herself alone with no one to turn to other than her Boyfriend Christian.

    Christian was planning on breaking up with Dani, however due to the guilt that he feels over her loss and the eventual guilt of isolation that she puts on him he postpones it and invites her on a trip to Halsingland, a Swedish festival that only happens once every 90 years.

    Dani throughout the film goes on an arc that is pretty much caused by the loss of her family and throughout the film she drifts from group to group, desperately seeking acceptance no matter the cost to those around her.

    The Hargas Explained
    In the script, the Hargas are basically the product of generations of incest that hang Boar Carcasses from branches and look like 19th-century farmers that spend most of their time dancing around the Maypole.

    Though they seem like a group of hippies that hand out magic mushrooms like it’s nothing, eventually their way of life and the rituals that they begin to carry out make it clear that things aren’t right. They far outnumber the group and this makes them intimidating as they slowly start to pick everyone apart.

    The Hargas as they’re known, communicate through little gestures and expressions known as Affects which hint at their true intentions without notifying others and early on these slight language barriers highlight that this is all an act for them. Every time one Hargan is born the group plant a tree that is apparently tied directly to their life and as it grows, they do too. Their affection for the Earth plays into the film later and they almost live their life purely based off nature alone.

    Midsommar Ending Explained
    In the end she is pronounced the Queen, but unlike Game Of Thrones, this Dani sticks around. After being paraded through the field, kissed and adorned with flowers she is finally ready to cut off the negative aspects of her life and join her new family.

    Symbolically the burning of Christian and his friends in the final sacrifice showcase that she is letting go of all the things that have held her back and is ready to move on from the things in her life that are holding her back.

    For the finale we watch as Christian melts into the fire and Dani is paraded as the new queen. She goes through a mix of emotions including excitement, fear, confusion but ultimately she’s happy, happy that she finally has a new family and is accepted. The character has gone insane but in her mind, she is a queen, worshipped by all and finally living a life free of paranoia and distrust which ends the film.

    Midsommar Review
    So what did I think of the film? Well as I’m sure you can guess I think this again is another masterpiece by Ari Aster that yet again cements the director as one of the best voices in horror that we currently have. This shows that things like the Conjuring Universe, which in my opinion have dumbed down horror a bit, aren’t to be taken as this decades examples of the genre and though I don’t think that this topped Hereditary it still is horrifying.

    Midsommar is haunting from beginning to end and it’s use of vibracy and o

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  • Heavy Spoilers
    Heavy Spoilers   4 months back

    So, what did you think of Midsommar and what did you take from it’s ending? Comment below and let me know and if you enjoyed this video then make sure you subscribe to the channel for breakdowns like this every day.

    • Johnny Marvéll
      Johnny Marvéll  3 weeks back

      @Gilbert M and you're a Gamma male.

    • Gilbert M
      Gilbert M  3 weeks back

      @Johnny Marvéll lol someone is very triggered by this movie...lmao just like i tell my 6 yr old MOVIES ARE NOT REAL.....THEY DONT REALLY HAPPEN. ONLY IDIOTS AND 6 YR OLDS WOULD THINK OTHERWISE.

    • Dark Carousel
      Dark Carousel  3 weeks back

      @Colin Woods It's just like any American movie set in some remote small town but this time the remote small town is in Northern Sweden where everyone sounds Norwegian. LOL

    • Dark Carousel
      Dark Carousel  3 weeks back

      @Colin Woods Oh gawd I know. I mean I don't know any Swedish people who are upset about this movie.

    • Alanis Morrissette
      Alanis Morrissette  3 months back

      @WordsToTheWise American "Halloween" is trash, yes.

  • Jin Jay
    Jin Jay  7 days back

    “She is just as guilty as Christian”🙄 such a dudebro thing to say but not surprising from a male moviebuff

    • HuggiMa
      HuggiMa  3 weeks back

      I wanted to hug both Dani and Christian at the end of the movie. Christian looked like a scared puppy dog after the last cup of psychedelics, and Dani had such an unhappy look on her face when she went to see what was happening in the barn. Poor kids. :-(

      • Johnny Rivas
        Johnny Rivas  3 weeks back

        I finally got to see his and man I thought it was amazing. It left me exhausted in the best way possible.

        • Carl Tainatongo
          Carl Tainatongo  3 weeks back

          Very disturbing movie. At the same time worth watching if you like horror

          • Dark Carousel
            Dark Carousel  3 weeks back

            Why do people keep seeing him as sleeping with that girl or cheating on Dany? He was raped. If it was reversed and Dany was drugged and lured into a room with a bunch of men then made to have sex with one of them we would all be calling it raped. Christian was raped. He didn't cheat and he didn't willingly sleep with someone else. He didn't want to do it but he had no control over his body.

            • Timothy Wing
              Timothy Wing  1 months back

              The film maker did a great job with the visuals after they take whatever they take. The slight wavy, swirling, always moving look they put on the grass, trees, food etc. Was very realistic. Sometimes suttle like u cant focus on the object.

              • Dennis Haagensen
                Dennis Haagensen  1 months back

                The banner at 1:35 reads "Stop the mass immigration to Hälsningland. Vote for Free North this fall". A hint to the closed society of Hårga, the inbreeding of Ruben and the "assimilate or die" approach to outsiders

                • Simone Schwanitz
                  Simone Schwanitz  2 months back

                  Danny willingly becomes part of the Cult.I can understand her.She has lost all her loved ones. Her parents and her sister died sie blames herself for their death and the only Person who can help her betrays her with one of the local girls.She is lonley and is desperate looking for attention and love.

                  • njt002
                    njt002  2 months back

                    All along I was thinking this felt like a remake of Wicker Man. And at the end, it was!

                    • jackie daisy
                      jackie daisy  2 months back

                      how did dani's sister and parents die?

                      • Aziz Bouhejba
                        Aziz Bouhejba  3 months back

                        the movie is really good but god everything was predictable compared to hereditary..

                        • Emme Nicole
                          Emme Nicole  3 months back

                          I just want to know why they put the scissors in the baby crib 😩

                          • Rufus
                            Rufus  3 months back

                            Although Christian was a dick (toxic relationship with Dani, betraying his friend for the thesis) I felt sorry for him. Being burned was too much.
                            And this is one and the few horror movies where I actually cared about about the company of friends getting butchered. I really liked Christian's friends, and I was horrified by their deaths.

                            • Gregory House
                              Gregory House  3 months back

                              This movie is pretty terrifying, as it's basically how cults recruit people. And the metaphor is just as dark, because her 'new family' is only pretending to be sympathetic, but is looking to exploit Dani for their own ends, showing that Dani is just replacing her gaslighter. Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss.

                              • Evan Fletcher
                                Evan Fletcher  3 months back

                                What I love too was how once she accepts the cult, they accept her with no judgement just open arms.

                                • Phil Dowd
                                  Phil Dowd  3 months back

                                  Midsommar was WAY more terrifying than Hereditary of you ask me

                                  • RoeJogan
                                    RoeJogan  3 months back

                                    Damn dude, I'm not even a feminist and I can tell you got a pretty severe chauvinistic interpretation of Dani's character. I mean, she's on hallucinogens for 50% of the film and her boyfriend sucks. Saying she clings to any attention given to her is an extremely shallow reading.

                                    • Ben Quinney
                                      Ben Quinney  3 months back

                                      The circle of life

                                      • Ben Quinney
                                        Ben Quinney  3 months back

                                        Sounds Swedish

                                        • bobbydrake07017
                                          bobbydrake07017  3 months back

                                          This flick had me totally phucked up......im perplexed and numb.....what a ride

                                          • Noelle Rosalee
                                            Noelle Rosalee  3 months back

                                            i wanted to trip watching this movie!! the backgrounds were pulsing almost constantly and it was super cool to see

                                            • Lutian Films
                                              Lutian Films  2 weeks back

                                              Believe me you don't, this thing has everything in it to make you have a really really bad trip.

                                          • Jon M.
                                            Jon M.  3 months back

                                            The movie was pretty good, but I didn't like it as much as Hereditary. Maybe it was just my expectations going into the film, I thought it would be scary. But the story was interesting and it was absolutely disturbing. There was also some funny parts too!

                                            • Blank2 Bla
                                              Blank2 Bla  3 months back

                                              Bro their relationship was awful from the get go, read gaslighting. If you’ve ever been gaslit, you know that he basically abused her from day one

                                              • The Whole Rabbit
                                                The Whole Rabbit  3 months back

                                                I'm pretty sure Midsommar is just a symbolic retelling of The Shining but everything is reversed. I talk about this a little bit in my latest vid but I went back to see the movie again and I keep seeing more and more. This Ari Aster guy is crazy good.

                                                • The Whole Rabbit
                                                  The Whole Rabbit  3 months back

                                                  @Detriment Hip Hop Check out the Midsommar video on my channel. I will say this: Main character is Danny / Danni. The stories begin and end at the height of winter and summer respectively, but reversed. In the shining the parent kills the twins, in midsommar the twin kills the parents. Both male figures are punished for their lower animal tendences - but once again, it's reversed. Jack is the Bull, Christian the Bear - with their respective sins also being reversed. The bull strikes up. The bear strikes down. These are also opposing symbols.

                                                  It goes on and on.

                                                • Detriment Hip Hop
                                                  Detriment Hip Hop  3 months back

                                                  How is this a retelling of the Shining? I get some parallels but the Shining goes deeper with the cult aspect.

                                              • Rickey Brown
                                                Rickey Brown  3 months back

                                                Wow, I couldn't disagree more. I thought hereditary was very good but that this was horrible. I had to force myself not to walk out of the theater before it was over and found myself continuously looking at my watch. I felt like jumping off a cliff myself just to end it

                                                • Rebby L
                                                  Rebby L  3 months back

                                                  This movie was not as good as hereditary but definitely disturbed me more

                                                  • David Gomez
                                                    David Gomez  3 months back

                                                    The commune aren't from generations of incest, only the oracle is. This is pointed out when they mention how they respect the taboo of incest and only rarely do they allow cousins to have children.

                                                    • black lantern 2014
                                                      black lantern 2014  3 months back

                                                      Love this film ❤❤

                                                      • Christian Gold
                                                        Christian Gold  3 months back

                                                        Gay channel

                                                      • Necro Hars
                                                        Necro Hars  3 months back

                                                        Honestly im so glad Dani went on that trip because it was truly the best thing for her to do.

                                                        • Gregory House
                                                          Gregory House  3 months back

                                                          To get brainwashed and join a death cult that will most likely kill her in a ritualistic way at the end of the festival was the best thing for her HOW?

                                                      • Josh oliver
                                                        Josh oliver  3 months back

                                                        Their relationship looked anything but picture perfect on the surface. Lol. And I don't blame someone for clinging onto a relationship of 4 years after you lose your entire family.

                                                        • fattyjaybird
                                                          fattyjaybird  3 months back

                                                          Best analysis yet... i cant compare this to Hereditary... Hereditary was heavy dreadful, hard to watch, Midsommar had many social dynamics at play where Hereditary was more on a family level

                                                        • SoftandFading
                                                          SoftandFading  3 months back

                                                          I think Midsommer felt a lot more personal to the director (in the sense that he wanted to do something experimental), sort of like he could have only made it AFTER he made a masterpiece like Hereditary, to show people that he knew his shit. I respect it a lot for being fresh, even compared to Hereditary (which I think was superior as a horror film, but less interesting as a film). Fantastic director all around.

                                                          • kratosmaycry
                                                            kratosmaycry  3 months back

                                                            This movie was great. The best movie that I never ever ever ever ever ever ever wanna see again

                                                            • Erik Aguirre
                                                              Erik Aguirre  3 months back

                                                              These are actual rituals this was so uninformative smh

                                                              • E.H.
                                                                E.H.  3 months back

                                                                I really liked it.

                                                                • fodolo craigo
                                                                  fodolo craigo  3 months back

                                                                  I was kind of disappointed

                                                                  • The Human Tumble Dryer
                                                                    The Human Tumble Dryer  3 months back

                                                                    gang culturw

                                                                    • Tyler Blair
                                                                      Tyler Blair  3 months back

                                                                      SPOILERS (duh):

                                                                      The ending really isn’t that deep. The entire movie you see her getting broken down and starting to get along with the people in the group. The movie is about the indoctrination of people into cults, along with the obvious relationship stuff. I’m honestly shocked people aren’t understanding this. Some people (Stuckmann, Angry Joe, other shit reviewers) are saying the first 20 minutes has nothing to do with the rest of the movie? Did we not watch the same film? It’s just another point that builds the case for her staying with the cult. Why the hell would she go back to the US? To go date another douchebag and go back to the country her entire family died? She’s happy, and it’s a fucked up thing objectively. But that’s how cults work. They prey on broken people. The guy that leads them there even says “I’m glad that you are here” specifically stating multiple times that he has an interest in her. He knows she’s more broken than the others, so it’s going to be much easier to indoctrinate her than the British couple, her boyfriend, or anybody else.

                                                                      I think Hereditary’s best elements are better than this movie best elements (namely THAT sequence and Toni Collette’s performance) but this movie is better on the whole. Hereditary kind of falls apart in the last 10 minutes. It’s not awful, and it makes sense, but it’s just much more mediocre than the rest of the movie. Midsommar is much better paced, more deliberate, better edited, better music, and more. But the films are neck and neck tbh. I’m excited to see what Ari Aster does next.

                                                                      • will Thomas
                                                                        will Thomas  2 months back

                                                                        Great comment and i agree! But i do think midsommar pacing is waay more tedious then Hereditary. Also think Hereditary story is more compelling, and the characters are more interesting. As for the music, it's pretty debatable but both soundtracks are really good.

                                                                    • IzzyDMusick
                                                                      IzzyDMusick  3 months back

                                                                      That beat at 1:00 hard af 🔥🔥🔥

                                                                      • regina barna
                                                                        regina barna  3 months back

                                                                        I like your interpretation, and I was wondering too if Dani's actually made any progress. However I feel like there were a lot of clues that suggests that this is a journey of healing. At the beginning they have a baby constantly crying in the barn, and I think that is Dani's inner child being in a lot of pain because of early traumas (that would explain why she and her sister both end up with mental illness). All the villagers take care of the baby just like they take care of Dani later and if I've seen well, one of the them puts a pair of scissors under the baby's pillow, and scissors often symbolise cutting off things from someone's life, especially in horror films (https://www.popsugar.co.uk/entertainment/What-Meaning-Scissors-Us-45964346). I tend to think that the villagers are more like Dani's inner resources rather than actual people, I mean with such bizarre plots it's usually an allegory. And all the things she goes through seems like a very profound self-discovery, she has to accept death and loss (the ritual suicide of the elders), has to face her fears (the fear of abandonment when she has a dream about the others leaving her in the commune), proving her strength (the dance contest), has to embrace the power of community and compassion (this might also be self-compassion, she has the tendency to diminish and repress her emotions, the strange hive mind-like responses of the villagers might be self-validation and emotional release). I think this kind of positive interpretation would fit into the 'fairy tale' narrative as well.

                                                                        • piedpiper233
                                                                          piedpiper233  3 months back

                                                                          I liked the movie but something about it feels off to me like what exactly happened to Connie because I didn’t see her body in the burning?

                                                                          • piedpiper233
                                                                            piedpiper233  3 months back

                                                                            @Sigh Canada At first I thought that was Christian until the movie shows him later.

                                                                          • Sigh Canada
                                                                            Sigh Canada  3 months back

                                                                            She was drowned or something. She was wet and dripping in a wheelbarrow at the end.

                                                                          • piedpiper233
                                                                            piedpiper233  3 months back

                                                                            deffinition the Wikipedia page said her body was burned but I didn’t see it unless I missed something.

                                                                          • Heavy Spoilers
                                                                            Heavy Spoilers   3 months back

                                                                            Think she was just taken away and killed, in the script she’s just driven away

                                                                        • piedpiper233
                                                                          piedpiper233  3 months back

                                                                          So Dani’s parents die in their sleep or did her bipolar sister kill them? Can someone refresh my memory?

                                                                        • Born Justice Rule
                                                                          Born Justice Rule  3 months back

                                                                          i would of been pissed off if i paid money at the cinema to see this movie

                                                                          • Phillip Fitzroyce Fanboy
                                                                            Phillip Fitzroyce Fanboy  3 months back

                                                                            At the Art Institute of Chicago there is a framed white canvas. This "work" is surrounded by works of Monet and other renowned artists. I found Midsommar to be the cinematic equivalent of the aforementioned painting. This movie was TWO HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES long. That does not include 25 minutes of trailers and theater ads. As the movie stipulates, life is finite. 2:20 is a significant investment of one's time. Personally, I think the tale of Dani and Christian, et al., was not worth the time spent exploring it. I gave them 30-45 minutes to get me to care about them. They failed. After that I waited...and waited...for suspense, scares...or something, to justify my investment. But for a few "pretty" visuals, some solid practical effects and some Rob Zomie-esque nudity, I was unimpressed. I'm not a huge fan of "Hereditary"--but I respected it and could appreciate it for what it was. I thought this was bloated, pretentious and unfulfilling. If I hadn't seen this in the theater it is a near-certainty that I would have scrubbed through a good 1/3 of the movie to get to the "good parts". In conclusion, don't fall for the hype. Know what you are getting into before plunking down 13+ dollars and 3 hrs of time. If esoteric character studies are your cup of tea--run, don't walk to your cineplex. If you like scares in your horror movies--wait for the Alligator movie from Alexander Aja which comes out next week. That looks pretty darn cool.

                                                                            • Nicole Song
                                                                              Nicole Song  3 months back

                                                                              Can someone explain why Simon and Connie were killed? Also why was Christian paralyzed and muted? Why did Pels brother get sacrificed? Soo many questions after the film

                                                                              • Bayonetta OuO
                                                                                Bayonetta OuO  3 months back

                                                                                All of this analyst and studying still doesn't save the fact the movie was bad. The characters were written badly making no one really bad but ultimate just use to be killed. Christian wasn't a bad boyfriend just clueless leaving Dani as evil for what she done since none of those two knew how to communicate. The other two friends were just write off as Mark wasn't even that bad as he didn't run off with any of the girls like he wanted to. In the end this movie was awful, 1/10.