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Death On The Nile (2021)

Death on the Nile (2022)


The second instalment of Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot, inspired by the timeless classics written by Agatha Christie, this version takes us to Egypt, more specifically aboard a grand river steam boat which very quickly turns into a crime scene, or two. A murder mystery with very big shoes to fill, Agatha Christie’s novels have been interpreted in many different ways over the years and Branagh has brought his own spin to the iconic detective for the second time, we see Poirot in a new light, we see emotion pushing through his tough exterior and it is somewhat refreshing to see.


Death on the Nile (2022) has an all star cast and a enthralling murder mystery, we get to play detective along with Branagh and try to decipher who the murderer is aboard the steamer. | no spoilers ahead | Visually this film was enticing, I thoroughly enjoyed the landscape and scenery of Egypt, this film captured the beauty of the background and utilised it just enough. Unfortunately for me, Death on the Nile (2022) didn’t quite grab my attention like it’s predecessor Murder on the Orient Express (2017), firstly because of its unnecessary length, this film was a little over two hours long and it truly didn’t need to be, a lot of moments could have been sharper and cut down to shave down the run time.


Overall, Death on the Nile (2022) was an interesting watch, of course, the plot was perfection as it was written by Agatha Christie but the subtle changes and alterations to the narrative also worked well and pieces together seamlessly. Watching in the cinema only magnified the duration of this film and I simple can’t forgive how long it was, some scenes were not integral to the narrative and could have easily been cut. Kenneth Branagh brought a unique and memorable performance, he had interpreted the character into his own and I commend that, he also did a great job directing this feature, the views of Egypt and the surrounding landscapes were brilliantly depicted on screen but unfortunately they couldn’t completely rectify this film, it just wasn’t as good as the previous movie.

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