Is a terrifying serial killer obsessed with the deaf girl who ruined his last kill your kind of plot? If you said yes, then come find out all the reasons why Midnight should be your movie to watch this weekend!
A life-threatening game of hide-and-seek between a psychopathic killer and a deaf woman, Kyeong Mi, a girl with hearing impairment who lives with her mother. Working at the customer call center, she storms out of an unpleasant dinner with a client and drives home after she picks up her mother. Meanwhile, the murderer Do Shik spots Kyeong Mi’s mother waiting for her daughter who went to park her car but changes his target when another girl, So Jung, passes him by talking on the phone. So Jung gets stabbed by Do Shik in the back alley and is found by Kyeong Mi, who ends up becoming Do Shik’s new prey. (MyDramaList)
You all know that I am a fan of the killer vs innocent trope. So of course I was going to check out this movie. But I was not expecting it to be so wonderfully intricate and engaging. From the first scene, I was yelling at my TV, invested in everyone’s survival, and waiting for the bad guy to be outwitted. Not only do we get a pretty interesting basis for a story, but the writer/director also manages to layer many of the characters to make it more of a story of human nature. I loved all of Midnight from start to finish.
Holy heck, Kwon Oh Seung just jumped to the forefront of my favorites list with his first film. He both wrote and directed Midnight and you could tell that every scene was a work of love. Also, if you want to see some intense action sequences that will make you jump, then this show is for you. I am not sure I have seen someone do people running through streets and buildings better.
Wi Ha Joon as the very unbalanced spree killer Do Shik was perfect casting. His terrifying actions are so scary that you forget that he is attractive. And in a world of hot serial killers, it is rare that their scare level overcomes the hotness level.
Jin Ki Joo (From Now On, Showtime!) plays Kim Kyung Mi, a deaf girl who helps those in need, even if it puts her in a bad situation. Her ability to think on her feet and overcome an extreme handicap was so impressive. She shines in this movie, so much so that she is now on my girl crush list. Between her and Wi Ha Joon, this movie is overflowing with talent and charisma.
I 100% recommend this film. It was action-packed with a tightly written plot that stands up to multiple watches. I give Midnight a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone who likes suspense or action films, or if you just want to see something that is gorgeous to watch.
Til our next movie adventure,
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi