Title: Murder on the Orient Express
Release Date: November 10, 2017
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench
Length: 1h 54min
Favourite character: Poirot
Crush: Biniamino Marquez & Pierre Michel
Least favourite character: Count Andrenyi
Mini-Review: (Note: I am reviewing this as a movie, not an adaption. Please do not bash it in the comments, as I know it's a terrible adaption.)
First of all I want to address the fact that there are so many amazing actors in this movie: Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, and my queen, Michelle Pfeiffer. Not many people know how much I adore Michelle Pfeiffer.
Movie-wise this was good, in my opinion. It was kind of my introduction to Agatha Christie. I had seen a few adaptions, and read a couple of short stories and stand-alones, but I didn't become a die-hard Christie fan until I saw this movie in theatres. It was the first movie I had seen after knee surgery and I had to go up tons of stairs on crutches. But it was worth it. It changed my reading life.
I thought it was well cast, despite the fact that some characters aren't actually in the book, and others switch ages. But like I said, this is a movie review, not an adaption review.
We can also ignore Kenneth Branagh's terrible French accent, but bask in Marwan Kenzari's amazing French accent.
As a movie fan, I enjoyed it and can't wait for "Death on the Nile." As a Christie fan, I'm kind of terrified.