My friends and I did an online watch party to get into a bit of a Halloween spirit and this is the first film we watched. As per request of my friend who is a big fan of Hereditary. He may or may not hate us now.
The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.
So, my other friend and I basically did a running commentary throughout the entire film, pointing out every little mistake or thing that didn’t make sense. While we certainly had a lot to say and to critique, I still enjoyed the film a lot.
It’s quite intricate with lots of little hints and plot twists, so make sure to pay attention. Otherwise you’ll end up very confused (especially when it comes to the ending). Even though we basically did an in-depth analysis of the entire movie while watching it, I had to think about the ending for a moment!
However, I really appreciate the little cues and hints peppered throughout. I love it when filmmakers allow the audience to think for themselves instead of spelling everything out to the last letter. Hereditary offers you the chance to unravel the story or at least try to.
Apart from that I need to praise the cast. Honestly, everybody gave an amazing performances and I had no qualms on that front.
There are a few continuity mistakes and just little bits that don’t quite make sense, but to be honest, most people won’t notice them. You have to find the balance here with putting in enough thought to figure out the plot and not overthinking it to the point where you get annoyed by little inconsistencies.
Hereditary was definitely different than I had expected. I really don’t want to spoil anything here, so I don’t want to talk more about the plot. Let me just tell you, you will be surprised. I also feel the need to rewatch the film, as I’m sure I missed a lot of hints. So big kudos to Hereditary for being this intricate on different levels!
Well, Hereditary is a weird movie. It can be quite confusing and maybe you’ll have to watch it more than once to untangle everything. Nevertheless, it is worth the effort. It’s a great and fascinating movie that will scare and surprise you!
Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!