Museum (2016)

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A series of grotesque murder cases takes place on rainy days. Detective Hisashi Sawamura (Shun Oguri) works to catch the murderer like he has done with past cases, but he soon realizes the murderer's next target is his wife and son. A man in a frog mask is a suspect.

Original Title:ミュージアム
Release Date:November 12, 2016
Production Company:Warner Bros.
Production Countries:Japan
Director:Keishi Ohtomo
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Plot Keywords:detective, mask, murderer
  • Overlong, convoluted and poor
    February 12, 2017
    Detective Sawamura (an efficient, I-need-a-shower, Shun Oguri) is going through a bad patch: his wife has left him with his son, he more obsessed with his job than his family. And then a serial killer appears: a mysterious person that is offing all the people related with a case where Sawamura's wife was part of. Sawamura will try to catch the killer before he gets to his wife and son.
    "Museum" has an interesting enough idea that could have made for a great mystery, but the director and the plot go for the shock and gore, becoming a poor "Seven" in the process. The plot is simple as they come, with little originality or rhythm and the 'bad guy' is simpler still, with no deep or interest. It is your average 'I-have-decided- to-kill-people-just-because' character. The movie does a poor job in making the proceedings or the characters very interesting and the actors struggle with the material.
    If "Museum" had gone for mood and atmosphere, with mysteries around every corner, it could have been a great movie. It ends being a cheap action movie, with little to offer to the viewer apart from a dark and gritty world.