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Old 11-22-2017, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Anyone else seen this (the current version)?

It wasn't bad, but I certainly wasn't overwhelmed, either.

And it's been decades since I read any Poirot novels. Would Hercule Poirot "allow" the ending as presented in the film?

Wondering what others think of the film.
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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I'm surprised it did pretty decent at the box office. The trailers looked meh but after reading some reviews would like to see this.
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:48 PM
 
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It was death by a thousand close ups...
Michelle Pfieffer deserves better and so Dench...
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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It received good reviews here; I'd like to see it.

Kenneth Branagh on Poirot's mustache as superpower and his reboot of
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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It was death by a thousand close ups...
Michelle Pfieffer deserves better and so Dench...
True...but I thought it was a nice change to have so many mature actors - not everyone was 30 and under!
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:15 AM
 
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I didn't really care for this version but the scenery was awesome. Guess I am a book person but to answer Poirot was one to seek Justice in the end. So the ending is not unpoirot like.

In another case he had allowed a Russian countess, who became the love of his life, to escape for reasons of Justice. Even though that meant no longer keeping company with her

As to this movie, it was well acted and was pretty true to the original.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:21 AM
 
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Anyone else seen this (the current version)?

It wasn't bad, but I certainly wasn't overwhelmed, either.

And it's been decades since I read any Poirot novels. Would Hercule Poirot "allow" the ending as presented in the film?

Wondering what others think of the film.
ditto
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:01 AM
 
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True...but I thought it was a nice change to have so many mature actors - not everyone was 30 and under!
That is true and at least they knew how to act---
It was a way to pass the time when there were not many movies we wanted to see available
We are not usually fans of Marvel heroics and horror films...
While there are several theaters that show more independent/art films they are not that easy to get to and the traffic is a pain...
We love the movies but this has been a very inconsistent year for quality IMO...
Hoping to see "3 Billboards outside Ebbing, MO" this weekend--but again have to make that drive...
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Although I like Kenneth Branagh, for me, the Poirot role was inhabited so fully by David Suchet that I believe it would be impossible for me to “believe” in this new version.

I’m a huge Christie fan though, so I will probably watch this movie (at home).
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Default the remake of Murder on the orient express

Has anyone seen the new "Murder on the Orient express " with Kevin Branaugh ? (spelling ) I was just wondering if anyone has seen it and what they though compared to the original with Albert Finney ?
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