Murder On The Orient Express – Review
In what could be described as the ‘Polar Express’ meets the un-enthused score of Hogwarts, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ quickly becomes a thwart upon what had the potential to be great.
Bland, out of time and much to Mr Poirot’s disgust, ‘uneven’ – this film has skyrocketed itself into hot contention for the year’s least enjoyable and somewhat, most boring film yet. With such an amazing cohort of talent, one would think that maybe… Just, Maybe we would be wowed with a semi stunning performance from the many powerful names bolstered within this film.
Depp, Branagh, Ridley, Dench, Pfeiffer, Dafoe… Any and all could squeeze out some sort of juice to entice us from time to time. Yet, trying to get blood from a stone would be any easier task.
Don’t be fooled from the heavy hitting trailer that has been scattered around various ad placements, as the final product is far more slow paced and unenticing than it suggests.
Although the negativity towards this film can be pinpointed to disappointment, not all is completely terrible. At points the visuals can lighten the mood with a much needed scenic route, courtesy of the Special effects team. However, the budget seemed to have been blown on the actor’s pay checks as throughout the films entirety the effects take a turn, being uneven and un inviting. Resembling a poor TV adaptation, rather than the theatre build up of the year.
‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is out in theatres now, however if you are looking to put your 2 hours to good use – you may want to steer clear of this avalanche