Why is every property a candidate for film franchise these days?
For all the strengths and weaknesses of this new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express may have, the biggest takeaway I had was the feeling that since Sherlock Holmes didn’t spawn a new franchise of films , why not try with Hercules Poirot now?
And if we are to have a Poirot series of films, I guess Orient Express is a good starting point. It’s arguably one of Agatha Christie’s best known stories featuring the Belgian detective and his mustache (more on that later). But, it’s still a story that’s had multiple adaptions on the large and small screen.
I’ve never seen any of the previous adaptations of Murder on the Orient Express. However, I have read the original novel, so I knew the solution to the mystery before I sat down to view the new version that hit theaters last year. Continue reading