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nowhereman136

We get not 1 but 2 pointless opening scenes. The exposition is laughable, acting over the top, the scenery looks cartoonishly fake, and action always feeling out of place. On top of that the twist feels very obvious to the point where you think that cant possibly be it.

5/10
4 months 1 week ago
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lachyas

Some of the worst green screen I have seen in a modern blockbuster, absolutely embarrassing. And made all the more ergrigious by the fact that the scenery is such a pull for the original film.
2 months 3 weeks ago
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chunkylefunga

Terrible Poirot, subpar film.
2 months 3 weeks ago
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Neens

The movie is apparently set in 1937, but at the very beginning it references Casablanca, which came out in 1942. There are a lot of other anachronisms also, most of them are mentioned on IMDB. I lost count after a while, figuring the movie must be set in some sort of fictional post WW2 era. The thing is, details like these are no longer details when they end up completely distracting you from the movie. Could they not afford a history consultant?
1 month 3 weeks ago
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CynInFlicks

It is difficult to put into words how wrong Branagh seems to get it; all the pieces are (nearly) there, but they just don't come together correctly. Still, at least I stayed awake for this one (although it took me several hours to watch it), unlike his MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.
2 months 3 weeks ago
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Siskoid

There are some wild departures from the novel in Kenneth Branagh's Death on the Nile, but they mostly serve two worthy purposes. One is getting at a singular theme - love - so relationships are rewritten to encode that in their DNA. Which includes Poirot, whose backstory includes a lost love. The other is, as was the case with his Orient Express, to create a complex psychology for the great Belgian detective. The attention to detail, the arrogance and vanity, these are further explored by showing us events from his youth (though I think the secret origin of the mustache is an ultimately silly component) and introducing him into the events of this particular story sooner, and with a more personal involvement. Of the guest cast, Dawn French is my personal MVP - I only knew her from chat shows, but she's very funny here - though I should say I was pleasantly surprised by Gal Godot who, despite the weird line reading everyone likes to mock, actually puts in one of her best performances. In terms of the mystery, I've never thought this was a very difficult whodunit, but an interesting HOWdunit. The movie's got problems (red herrings are too obvious, showing animals eating each other is kind of hack at this point, and I wish it were a bit more procedural than it is), but I'm still well invested in this version of the character and would be in for more. (From a purely conceptual point of view - train-boat-plane - my vote is for Death in the Clouds.)
4 months ago
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CodeV

Classic detective mystery, Hercule Poirot has a new case to solve.

+ starts with impressive lookback to events in 1914 and how it impacted Poirot's life
+ beautiful views of Egypt and the river
+ strong group of actors in a limited area
3 months 1 week ago
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John Greer

Death on the Nile is really just blackpill incel fuel:
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3 months 1 week ago
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