I’m a huge fan of action movies but every once in a while I like to dabble into other genres and see films of a different variety. So, a couple of days ago I decided to watch Murder on the Orient Express. It caught my attention last year mainly because Daisy Ridley (Rey from Star Wars) was in it and I finally decided to watch it. Since I’ve seen it I’m here to share with you my review of the movie. Enjoy!
Murder on the Orient Express plays out as expected. Renowned detective Poirot has been cracking cases around the world without rest and after solving one final mystery he decides to go on vacation. We are introduced to characters played by immediately recognizable big name actors and actresses and together he and these unknown individuals hop aboard the Orient Express. Little does he know that one of the passengers will end up being murdered. And so the mystery begins.
As he went through the train obtaining clues and trying to resolve who committed the crime it was fun to try to solve the mystery along with him. I picked three suspects and I kind of was right but I was mostly wrong on who actually did the murderous deed. *shrug*
Like all murder mystery movies there’s always deflections on who the actual killer is but by the end the answer to the conundrum was finally resolved and I was legitimately surprised.
The cinematography for the movie was beautiful and clearly brought an old-timey feel to the film. And Kenneth Branagh did a remarkable job directing the film. I think that was the best part of the movie. It was an unequivocally beautiful movie.
My Conclusion of the Film
Murder on the Orient Express is a well written murder mystery that comes to a satisfying conclusion but is a bit boring. In fact, if I wasn’t so interested in figuring out who committed the crime I probably would’ve fallen asleep. But, as I just explained, I was interested and that’s always a good thing.
I loved seeing Daisy Ridley in a new role and for the most part she did a great job shedding her identity as the infamously awesome Rey. (But she’s still Rey though.) 🙂 And the cast of famous actors and actresses brought a class to the movie that lesser accomplished actors couldn’t have achieved for the film.
Overall I’d give it an 85 out of a 100 and 4 out of 5 stars. It isn’t nearly the best movie I’ve ever seen but it was, to a certain extent, enjoyable and that’s always what is most important.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.