Currently Midsommar is my favorite film of 2019, so I absolutely love A24’s decision to release their limited edition Bear in a Cage collectible on Wednesday. If you haven’t seen the film, a bear plays an integral element in director Ari Aster’s masterpiece!
My only complaint is that this Bear in a Cage item has a limited run of 75 (it should be 750!), so my guess is this item is already sold out via pre-order. I wouldn’t be surprised if expert flippers purchased a whole bunch of these bears and are ready to turn a meaty profit.
Midsommar centers on Dani (Florence Pugh), a young woman who has suffered a family tragedy that, for all intents and purposes, seems too overwhelming to overcome. Dani takes a trip with her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) and his friends (Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren) to a remote Swedish village. Directed by Hereditary filmmaker Ari Aster, Midsommar is tale which, although it may remind cinephiles of The Wicker Man, has a unique (and resonant) vision of its own.
But back to the f**king bear. I’m not even going to try and reserve a copy because the bear is probably sold out, but that doesn’t mean you should be as pessimistic. For more info on the “Bear in a Cage” limited edition collectible, go to A24’s official site.