Browsing twitter I saw the trailer for the new Murder on the Orient Express film. I thought, that sounds familiar and I have some thoughts. So here is my Murder on the Orient Express reaction.
I thought the narrator had a familiar accent. Kept watching, noted that on Twitter everyone is glad that Johnny Depp is the victim. (Was the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film THAT bad?) So basically, there are some fancy people travelling through Europe on a steam train, a passenger is murdered and the rest are all under suspicion for murder.
Something about that steam train in the lurky blue light and snow makes the train look alive and evil in some way. Then the blood curdling scream!
The narrator continues and then the occupations of the passengers and ultimately murder suspects are displayed next to them in a very Cluedo, Sherlock, style. I even got some Professor Layton vibes from this. Something was familiar… the guy’s accent? Was he Belgian?
Then someone asks ‘And who are you?’
*immense fangirling commences*
I knew it!
‘My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.’ ?
Ahhhhhhh of course! My brain was a bit slow to work it out but then I hadn’t read the original Agatha Christie books. I have however watched a few episodes of the Agatha Christie’s Poirot TV series back in the day. I also really enjoyed Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders game for PS4 where they used the David Suchet based character also.
Kenneth Branagh (Poirot) stars and directs in this new version alongside a star studded cast including Daisy Ridley and Penélope Cruz.
I LOVE that this is a classy looking thriller and can’t wait to watch it in the cinema, popcorn flying. Maybe I will need to take a notebook for my deductions. Haha. Note: I have no idea what happens in the book so this will be a surprise and something to look forward to after my Pretty Little Liars hangover.
Murder on the Orient Express is out in cinemas November 2017!
Are you looking forward to this film? Have you read the book?
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