I rarely get a chance to go to the cinema anymore, but my friend was free, and we both REALLY wanted to watch Murder On The Orient Express. I haven't done any reviews of anything yet on my blog, and i thought that this would be a good start.
Okay, so how many stars would i give it? Probably like, 10/5 stars. No kidding - it's amazing.
If you're into a good crime plot, with clever twists and turns, and a lil bitta humour... THIS is the film for you!
Avoiding all spoilers, the twist and the conclusion is incredible. Each actor/actress plays their role fabulously, and you really connect with the characters straight away - I think my favourite was Mary Debenham! I usually adore Penelope Cruz, but I feel like her potential was ignored throughout this film; she could have had a larger role without overshadowing the main characters.
The setting was amazing - it suited the plot perfectly. It also wasn't your go-to expectation of a crime film either. I loved how the entire film seemed to be filmed in just one place (after the opening of the film finishes) too! It was also nice that it was mostly daytime throughout the film, which makes a change to the usual, dark, have to really try hard to see anything sort of crime films.
I won't lie - the plot did SOMETIMES remind me of Cluedo. But in a good way of course! There is also a good mix of jumpy scenes, romantic scenes, greusome scenes (not too gross though, it's only a 12A!) and scenes where you literally can't take your eyes away!