Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
The original is so amazing but they butchered it so much here it is laughable. Watch the David Suchet version -- that one is a bone-chilling masterpiece.
Based off the 1934 novel "Murder on the Orient Express" written by Agatha Christie, and remake of the 1974 movie "Murder on the Orient Express" starring Lauren Bacall, Albert Finney, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York among others which was also based off the 1934 novel "Murder on the Orient Express" written by Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017) starring Michelle 'I love you for life' Pfeiffer, Johnny 'Can't you see my mustache means business?' Depp, Judi 'I'm not dead yet imbecile' Dench, Willem 'the watered-down Charlton Heston' Dafoe, Daisy 'Rey for life' Ridley, Josh 'I'm in good company' Gad, Penelope 'I'm sad quiet and sweet' Cruz and director and lead Kenneth 'my 'stache is better than yours and I have gorgeous sweet blue eyes' Branagh among others is beautiful I love it. I love all of it, I love the beautiful acting, I love the beautiful scenery, and most of all the beautiful story but I hate the CGI train shots, I'd rather have an actual train rolling by it slightly takes away from the caliber of the film, but not much. Was Kenneth Branagh nominated for this? OR WHAT? Was he? I don't know, if he wasn't well then he should have been. Was Murder on the Orient Express (in quotation marks) nominated for best picture? Was it? I don't know if it was I'm asking. It damn well and easily should've been. I feel like it probably wasn't, but maybe it was. I don't know who did it, but the revelation of who the killer(s) is in this it's all-time I love it. I love Michelle. When you watch MotOE for the first time through you're trying to read the actors' expressions and figure out who did it, but it was near to impossible not knowing the novel, and the second time through the movie is viewed upon in a completely new light, a completely new found light, a completely new found discovered light, a completely new found discovered revealing loving light.
I just watched this new version of "Murder on the Orient Express" last night and was very disappointed in it. As an avid fan of Agatha Christie's Poirot, I noticed that there were quite a few things things that were not quite right. First, foremost and most noticible was the appearance of Hercule Poirot. The moustache was all wrong and the real Poirot had no chin hair at all. Also, his manerisms were quite a bit off. The story line and some of the characters had been altered. The Kenneth Brannagh version of this movie was not a very good depiction of the original story. I doubt that I will ever watch this version again. I can only hope that the new version of "Death on the Nile" will be more true to form. Sorry but there is really only one great Poirot actor.....David Suchet IS Poirot!
I have read a lot of reviews and almost didn't watch the movie because of the big number of bad ones. But as far as I can tell the only reason that people didn't like it is because it is a remake from a classic. But let me tell you, it was good very good. Maybe the classic one was better but movies need to be remade for modern audiences. That being said go watch it, you will not regret it.