“Beck – The Lost Son” is the 42nd film with Peter Haber as Martin Beck. A jawbone is found in the middle of the forest. When the rest of the body is found, it turns out that it has just recently been moved and belongs to Viktor Eklund, who has been missing for five years. Martin Beck was investigating the disappearance, but Alex thinks it is unusually thin and not similar to Martin’s usual work. But Martin is very secretive and reluctant to talk about the case. There is a lot that is not true.
Then the fourth and final Beck film has finally premiered, finally so you do not have to sit and wait for more lousy Beck films! But alas, what happened, there are four more films in progress. This time, an old murder case pops up that Martin Beck investigated five years ago. This while we do not really know if Beck will survive or not.
Like its predecessors, except for ” Out of Reasonable Doubt “, this is as standard a Beck movie can become. A murder case is being investigated and everything is falling apart. Here, of course, is the neighbor and much more than that does not happen. This has become the pattern for these films and they are in many ways cast in the same Beck template as all other films in the series.
Everything goes on routine except Peter Haber . He has seen less and smile for many years now and more so now than ever before. Like many previous films in recent years, Haber participates very little in history. He does not contribute with anything that advances it all forward and it is sad to see such a good actor sitting on the bench. As I said before, I think you can start all over again with new actors and adapt the books again.
But back to the movie. This is a standard Beck and slightly better than the previous film. But it does not do well on any level. If you do not invent something new to stir in the pot when it comes to the new films, you just have to put it down. This is tedious and boring to see and only lowers the brand and the franchise.