Updated: Jul 5, 2018
"You know, there is something about a tangle of strangers pressed together for days with nothing in common but the need to go from one place to another and never see each other again." -Hercule Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express
A new breath in an old Agatha Christie classic. Well more like a tired old breath in a tired ol’ book.
Hercule Poirot is the best detective in the world, as he cares to mention MANY times throughout. When a train he taking to get to his next case is partially derailed due to a small avalanche and a murder, it is up to him to figure out who committed the act.
I feel like Murder on the Orient Express had the same problem as the most recent Beauty and the Beast. Murder on the Orient Express was a fun movie, your classic case of “Clue," however, it was beyond predictable. Half through I was able to figure out the end, and they added absolutely no mystery in how they get to the end. Everyone knows “the Chase” is the most exciting part, and this is what they lacked. And, while it may seem counterproductive, but they need to convolute it just a bit. Ya’know shaking things up, add an edge of confusion because this movie was just far too direct with a far too linear plot. It was simple regurgitation.
This would have been an excellent movie for children, however looking at their marketing that apparently was not their intended audience.
Floor or Door?
Should it have been left on the cutting room floor or should you be running out the door to see it?
It's a flop and forgettable.