A murder mystery where you keep waiting for the mystery to unfold
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What’s it about
A media mogul, not too long ago come right into a shocking inheritance, receives a threatening letter from a gaggle that calls itself ‘The Minions of Midas’. He wants to siphon off most of his conglomerate’s shares, failing which a random individual will die each few days, nevertheless it’s this very randomness of the extortion that forestalls him from caving in. Concurrently, a journalist in his employment uncovers an enormous scandal, involving one in all the firm’s main buyers funding arms to the regime in Syria.
As talked about earlier than, the first episode of The Minions of Midas begins with a bang, and the second is sweet sufficient to tag us alongside for the remaining 4 episodes. Different positives embody the performances, particularly these by Luis Tosar, Marta Belmonte and Guillermo Toledo as additionally the manufacturing values and the camerawork by Pau Esteve Birba. Plus, maintaining the net sequence concise at simply six episodes was a wise transfer by the maker to make sure that most watch it to the finish in the lure of discovering out how the mystery lastly unfolds.
From halfway via the third episode until about three quarters of the finale, you truly get bored and keep checking the time, questioning when issues will lastly come to an head. Miguel Barros and Mateo Gil’s screenplay turns into progressively weaker as the net present goes on, as does the latter’s course (he calls the photographs for all six episodes), and is an excruciating take a look at of our endurance to wait it out until the final 20 minutes or so (when issues lastly begin to get a transfer on) purely on the promise of the first two episodes. The modifying additionally cops a lot of the blame regardless of the choice to keep the total size concise, and for the lifetime of me I am unable to perceive why the makers had been so stingy with the use of BGM to simply liven issues up. A slow-burner thriller is one factor, and I recognize it when the script calls for of, however this one actually takes it too far, and extra bewilderingly, the premise does not benefit such a therapy.
The Minions of Midas is not as dangerous as its boring and fails to dwell up to its potential. The paradox arrange in the starting stays simply that: Ambiguous until the final episode, with the mystery unfolding too late and the payoff not being sufficiently big. I am going with 2 out of 5 stars.
2 out of 5
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