Famous detective, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), is ready to take a few days off to re-charge his brain cells.
Boarding the Orient Express train in Istanbul headed to Paris and, eventually, England. Hercule grabs a Dickens book and starts his mini-vacation.
Fellow passenger, Edward Ratchett (Johnny Depp), seeks out Poirot in an attempt to hire him to cover his back. You see, Edward is not a nice guy and his life is being threatened. Even though Ratchett has a gun, he says he will feel better if Hercule had his back.
That night, Ratchett is found in his cabin stabbed 12 times….dead as a doornail. Goodbye, Jack Sparrow…..
While the train is buried under an avalanche, Poirot, the most famous detective in the world, has to put aside his vacation to find a killer.
To see what happens, you will have to watch the movie. 🙂
“Murder on the Orient Express” is based on one of 33 Hercule Poirot books by Agatha Christie. And the movie unfolds just like a book requiring your undivided attention. So put away your smartphones and concentrate: You may be able to solve the mystery before Poirot, like Lori did, or you may guess wrong, like I did. Looking back, the clues are all there for the figuring out.
Overall, this is a fun movie with a cast of heavyweight actors…..and one Jedi.
Drive Safe! Never Forget.