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Author Topic: Kenneth Branagh's 'Murder On The Orient Express'  (Read 212 times)
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« on: November 21, 2017, 01:02:47 am »

Steam powered, but not steampunk, I suppose fits better out here. Didn't see a thread for this one yet.

Went to see MotOE this past weekend, and I thought it was pretty good! I know the story, though it's been years since I read it, so no twist ending for me - I went more because I like Branagh, and I really wanted to get a look at the sets and costumes on the big screen.

Visually, I think the film's a treat, both for the pratical and digital effects. Casting is...decent I guess, I don't really follow actors most of the time, but nobody really threw me off. I'll agree with the meme and give the Oscar for Best Supporting to Kenneth Branagh's mustache, too. A couple of the bits fell flat for me (cow pie!), but overall I got a genuine chuckle at most of the humor, and I'm glad they didn't try to pull an RDJ-Holmes and 'action it up' a lot.

All in all I'd say recommended, though maybe at matinee prices rather than full fare.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 03:22:22 pm »

Good movie. I was looking at the beautiful costumes and recorded, how it should look decent gentleman.

I wonder what made leather coat of the deceased, I think it's not just leather, but some kind of short fur.

And as someone said in the audience: "we Need to have themselves a crutch".
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 06:48:16 am »

Sorry everybody, but David Suchet's version of Poirot is the best.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 07:20:03 pm »

I'm mildly interested in watching that movie, but I'm not sure it's worth my time. I do agree that the series with David Suchet is timeless. I hardly see the justification for the reboot.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 01:18:41 pm »

The only way to improve on the 1974 Finney and 2010 Suchet versions would be to set it in space or have a time travel device where it turns out  that Ratchett murdered himself.....
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 09:27:29 pm »

Saw this last night.  The scenery was lovely and the train was wonderful.  Of course the ending was no surprise to anyone in the audience but I am glad that I took the trouble to go.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 02:35:01 pm »

That film with David Suchet, the standard and Canon, I will not argue.

The first part of the film fidgeting, trying to accept that Poirot is now.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 11:59:06 am »


Visually, I think the film's a treat, both for the pratical and digital effects. Casting is...decent I guess, I don't really follow actors most of the time, but nobody really threw me off. I'll agree with the meme and give the Oscar for Best Supporting to Kenneth Branagh's mustache, too. A couple of the bits fell flat for me (cow pie!), but overall I got a genuine chuckle at most of the humor, and I'm glad they didn't try to pull an RDJ-Holmes and 'action it up' a lot.


I saw the trailer and it refutes everything you just typed. Complete with new Poirot's "Dastardly Whiplash" moustache.
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