Imagine Death on The Nile as two films coming together, Romeo & Juliet meets Clue.
Agatha Christie fans finally get to visually experience, “Death on the Nile”. Just a heads up, several characters were cut out of the film that are in the book, so if you’re hoping for the full bang… don’t get your hopes up. Good thing is it works…
Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. The film is set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert views and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of obsessive passion and incapacitating jealousy features a group of perfectly dressed travelers, and there’s enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking ending.
The film gets off to a very slow start and even loses you, but luckily for the film it does pick up the pace once the first murder is committed. From there, the film moves rather quickly from one suspect to the next, while Hercule Poirot played by Kenneth Branagh is perhaps the most interesting character in the film and holds it together. Gal Gadot is the leading lady in the film and perhaps lacked more expression, there was just something about her part that wasn’t convincing. Emma Mackey and Tom Bateman play are also main players in the game and did their part on holding the film together.
About an hour in to the film you will begin to be intrigued by what is going on and suspense starts to build. For the next hour, various plot lines will begin to be revealed with each character being put in the hot seat, well… the ones that are still alive.
One thing is for sure, your eyes will be completely satisfied with the mesmerizing establishing shots and beautiful costume designs. Now, if you’re into deep murder mysteries, you might be a little disappointed with this one as you’re thrown into Poirot’s world, while he tries unravel the mystery of all the deaths going on around him. It’s just a regular murder mystery that will give you hints on who’s behind all the murders. If you pay enough attention, you will be able to pinpoint the culprit.
Overall, Death on the Nile will definitely intrigue you and fill you with all the suspense you desire. It’s worth a watch!