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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)


Kenneth Branagh
Penelope Cruz
Willem Dafoe
Judi Dench
Josh Gad
Michelle Pfeiffer
Jonny Depp

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Murder on the Orient Express is a captivating film, more so for the characters involved than the story itself. The movie didn’t make me go into deep thought on what was going on or who the murderer was, but I was more intrigued by how the lead Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), was going to tie it all together.

It was easy to guess the party involved in the murder the clues kind of helped, but I think if I too were a detective it will seem silly to guess who the killer was based on the clues I saw at the crime scene.

Directed and starring Kenneth Branagh, this Agatha Christie novel adaptation starred the top of the top in A-casting, we had Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Jonny Depp. All of them and more were present on the train and one of them was murdered.

The movie starts with the introduction of our lead, Hercule Poirot a master detective who claims he sees the world as it should be, and imperfections stand out.
On his way to another case in another country, he met an old friend who oversaw the Orient Express train. He got invited on board by his friend who made sure that the full train had space for him.

Things would have gone well as he needed a break and the long train ride would have sufficed, but it seems if he is not heading to solve a mystery, a mystery is heading to meet him.

On the train he met a man on board who offered to pay him handsomely to keep him (the man) safe. The man was a thief who sold fakes to buyers. He was such a morally deprived individual he would do anything for money, but he keeps getting death threats everywhere he goes, including on this train ride.    

Hercule not liking him because he could detect the cruelty and insincerity in business of the man who had asked him for help, Hercule turned down the offer to help keep him safe. One night on the train the man was murdered and Hercule is now tasked with investigating and solving the case where everyone on the train is a likely suspect.

A huge financial success, with critics praising the cast and not many seeing the reason why the movie had to be made.

The movie did nothing much in adding to the already well-known story on this already needless remake. To also add to that, it is one movie you should see because of the nice casting, and not to get excited over the happenings.
The movie's pace can be very tiring and sometimes it was very dull.


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