Murder on the Orient Express, a remade version of the 1974 Sidney Lumet film which is also an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s revered novel, is about a crime most foul. Aboard a lavish passenger train barreling through the snowy mountains in the 1930s several parties find themselves in close quarters. One patron is a man named Ratchett (Johnny Depp) whose slimy contemptuous demeanor oozes vile. Ratchett has identified a celebrity of sorts aboard—Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), a world-famous detective, and approaches the sleuth with a work proposal. Claiming to be a quasi-legal carpet salesman, Ratchett is convinced his life is in danger and seeks Poirot’s protection. Poirot’s honor makes refusal easy. The murder ensues. Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express is an Enjoyable Ride Lacking a Destination
It’s November 2017 and a lot big budget movies are getting their release! As such, this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with the hosts revealing their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions for: Murder on the Orient Express, Justice League, and Coco.
After all of that, GeekScholars Fox and Jill share their spoiler-free review of Thor: Ragnarok!
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express has been adapted for film several times – each new director giving it a slightly different spin.
Now Kenneth Branagh (who also plays Hercule Poirot) has taken the helm and set the film in winter, adding an extra layer of beauty and forboding.
Murder on the Orient Express will be in theaters on November 10th.